With so many people being able to share amazing ideas for delicious tasty treats online, people looking for better nutrition have proven that food you eat in between meal time can be both nutritious and flavorful.
Check out these 10 healthy and clean snack ideas!
1. Overnight Oats
A lot of people tend to think of oats for breakfast, but lots of people use oats in their food for all kinds of meals around the world. Overnight Oats are easy and great for your heart. They’re also really high in fiber, which is something that a lot of people don’t really get enough of. When you get enough fiber it can prevent you from having serious issues in the gut.
You can take a mason jar with a lid, and put ½ cup of organic, steel cut oats, a cup of your favorite almond milk, 2 tablespoons of bone broth protein powder, and top with a few sliced almonds. Add a drizzle of honey for sweetness! Oh so good!!!
2. Guacamole Dip
This one is super easy and you only need a couple of ingredients.
Avocado is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and many of its components are anti-oxidants. That means that it can help you to fight off disease in a few different ways.
All you need is 2 – 3 avocados, a ½ teaspoon of pink salt, a teaspoon of black pepper and 1roma tomato. If you want to give it a bit of a kick, you can try grinding or mincing up a jalapeno to add to it. Combine it with your favorite seed crackers or come celery for a healthy snack.
3. Handful of Nuts
Nuts are one of natures best snacks. They’re pretty easy to find at most stores and they’re high in protein. I prefer raw nuts to roasted nuts. When you roast nuts a a high temperature, their healthy oils became denatured and can drive more inflammation.
We like to take it a step further in our house and sprout them. Basically we soak the nuts over night in water with pink salt or cinnamon and then dehydrate them. The healthy oils stay intact this was and the nuts are easier to digest, too.
4. Roasted Chickpeas
If you’ve never had roasted chickpeas, then you’ve been missing out. Chickpeas are a high protein and have great benefits for the gut because they help feed important colonies of gut flora. This helps your good bacteria to keep the harmful types of bacteria at bay.
They also have the added benefit of being slow carbs because of how they break down in your body. This process helps them to keep you full for longer, so they’re the perfect thing for staving off hunger.
Just rinse and hand dry some chickpeas. Toss them with virgin olive oil and your favorite spices. Bake at 395°F until they reach a golden brown color. You can let them cool and snack away!
5. Handful of Trail Mix
It doesn’t take a whole lot to put together your very own trail mix. Just select 5 of your favorite nuts. If you want to make sure it’s not too expensive, pad it with one of the cheaper nuts. Select one or two dried fruits that you love, and there you go.
6. Kale Chips
Kale has been one of the most celebrated foods by health and nutrition
experts in years. In recent years, this leafy vegetable has made its way into everything from salads to smoothies. There’s one more thing that you might not know, and it’s that this king of greens makes a great chip.
Just preheat your oven to 350°F. While the oven is heating, rip the kale into small sections. Wash and dry the pieces, then place them on a surface with olive oil and your seasons selection. Bake until crispy.
7. Frozen Blueberries
It’s as simple as it sounds. All you need are some organic blueberries and then you freeze them. You can find fresh, organic blueberries at your local farmer’s market. They make a great sweet treat or you can blend them into a smoothie. It’s another great way to get those brain healthy, antioxidants.
I like to drizzle our frozen blueberries with the liquid peach/mango multi vitamin that we use In our weight loss program. It’s a sweet treat that everyone enjoys!
8. Apple Slices with Almond Butter Drizzle
Apples have been tied to good health for years, and many people swear by them as a general remedy for hunger pangs.
Apples are also super high in fiber and pectin, so you can have one and know that your skin and liver will thank you for the extra help. Simple and delicious, just a few slices of apple with a very dainty thin drizzle of almond butter over the top. Full of protein, and a great way to settle that craving for sweet things.
I also like to sprinkle a little cinnamon on my apple slices for blood sugar stabilization.
9. Freshly Sprouted Salad
Sprouted salads are well known for their nutrient rich greens. High protein selections like those with beans will keep you satiated for longer periods. There are a million ways to enjoy these salads, so it’s best if you get out there and experiment.
It’s easy and cost effective to grow your sprouts at home too. You don’t need a lot of space and it only takes a few days to reap the rewards. We sprout mung beans, alfalfa and broccoli sprouts almost every week. The only work involved is to rinse the sprouts 2-3x a day. That’s it! You’ll have yummy and nutritious sprouts in a few days.
10. Almond Butter Covered Rice Cakes
Almond butter is a high protein alternative to peanut butter. Many times, peanuts will be moldy so I tend to avoid using peanut butter. The exception could be valencia peanuts because they are harvested while they are young so they have less mold.
If you rub a spoonful of almond butter on each of two rice cakes, you’re have a fast, tasty snack that can get your through morning.
Hope you enjoy your healthy snack ideas!
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