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Is the winter chill driving you to snack? Try Healthy Snacking

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Fri, Jan 17, 2014  
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ENERGY BARS


As you drive thru' on the road make sure you travel with some energy bars like peanut-chocolate bars or cream & strawberries bar in your snack box to resist the temptation of snacking indiscriminately while travelling.



Food experts say that energy bars are a good substitute for a complete breakfast.New York City trainer David says ,"Fruit and nut flavored energy bars like mango bars and almond bars have 8-10gms of protein to provide one third of your daily calcium requirements for your body ."



You can also try making your own energy bars with fiber and protein rich foods like soya,oats and sweet potatoes. WAIT FOR A HOME MADE DELICIOUS ENERGY BAR RECIPE TOMORROW


Chocolate Milk

Research suggests that a mix of carbohydrates and proteins can make chocolate milk an effective energy drink specially organic chocolate skimmed milk in the mornings is a good energy booster.It is loaded with Vitamin D and calcium. VOW ! Certainly it is a nutritious treat, but just cut back on the sugar in something else.


Hard-Boiled Eggs


“Eggs are rich in nutrients that benefit your hair,nails,brain and eyes. A study, suggests that eggs may help cut the risk of stroke or heart attack and prevent blood clots. Many fitness experts say that eggs are “no-fuss, easy-transport snack.”

Unsalted Nuts


Unsalted nuts are great on-the-go snack,” says Sara Haley, a trainer in Los Angeles. For your protein and good fats go for nuts.They help lower cholesterol Walnuts have strong antioxidant benefits.Ensure to keep portions in check: “Added up calories will add up to your weight.”


YOGURT

This wonderful bone-building food is a great goodie and  provides 20 % of your Vitamin D and calcium .

OATS

This protein packed and speedy fiber breakfast also makes for a filling snack.

BANANA

Rich in cramp preventing potassium, bananas are naturally packaged with goodness that you can carry anywhere.

AIR POPPED CORN

A healthy and  nourishing way to prepare this snack would be to air-pop the popcorn in an air popper and then add extra virgin olive oil .Add a little sea salt to the air popped pop corn for taste. A cup of air popped popcorn, contains only 30 calories .
 

2 tablespoons of olive oil contains about 250 calories . Yet this snack is healthy. Yes, it is the right choice to be incorporated in your healthy snacks list.

 

COMING UP NEXT-------HOME MADE TRIPLE HEALTHY ENERGY BAR

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