What are some good snack foods?

Snacking is awesome, and who doesn’t love a tasty snack to munch on throughout the day? Whether you need something sweet, salty or savory, there are plenty of delicious options out there that will leave your taste buds tingling with joy. Here are some of the best snack foods worth trying out.

A Plethora Of Nuts

Nuts may be high in fat but they’re also packed full of nutrients so it’s a good idea to have a stash close to hand when you feel peckish. Studies show that pistachios, cashews and almonds are perfect for getting rid of those sugar cravings. They’re also pretty filling which means you won’t want to snack as often; plus they contain protein making them an excellent post-workout treat too.

Try mixing up different varieties of nuts in a small plastic container or grab pre-mixed bags from your local grocery store – just watch out for added salt and sugars!

It’s All About Dip Baby

It doesn’t get better than a crunchy veggie stick dipped into some creamy guacamole or hummus. Not only do dips offer some healthy fats (thank you avocado) but veggies like carrots, cucumber (and even celery if you’re daring), provide fiber that fills us up while keeping calories low.

For extra flavahhh try sprinkling hemp seeds over your dip creations- these babies pack 10g protein per 1oz serving whilst being rich sources ‘mucho’ omega-3 fatty acids.

Sweet Potato Power

Sweet potato fries have become increasingly popular over recent years – and we can see why! They make an excellent alternative to regular potato chips since their natural sweetness adds another level of flavor “. Swapping twizzlers” for this more nutritionally dense option helps balance blood-sugar levels without sacrificing yum-factor”. Making them at home couldn’t be easier-you just need some fresh sweet potatoes, olive oil and sea salt. Once you’ve tried them once, those crinkly bits of heaven will never be far from your kitchen!

Popcornopolis

Popcorn may just be the perfect snack food. It’s low in calories, high in fiber and can be prepared a billion different ways to suit any craving you may have. Want something savory? Try sprinkling with Mrs Dash or nutritional yeast. Want something sugary? Drizzle maple syrup and sprinkle cinnamon then shake it all together -delish! One thing’s for sure – whether cable knit sweater weather or shorts-and-tee days- popcorn always hits the spot.

Ready-made bags are readily available too for easy on-the-go snacks-perfect if passing Pinot Grigio sipping is taking precedent on this occasion.

Protein Balls All Day

We aren’t talking about grocery store “power” bars here but making energy balls at home using clean ingredients such as peanut butter, chia seeds, oats, pumpkin puree etc., And BOOM tasty nutritious treats that’ll give your metabolism a kick up the butt; as well as keeping ‘hangry’ feelings under control Those munchies don’t stand a chance against these mini power bombs!

If baking is more ya’ thang’, try homemade granola bars containing nuts, fruits & dark chocolate chips (for extra indulgence).

Here are some healthy swaps that will knock your socks off and move even step closer to ‘snacking gold’ status!

Dried Fruit Attack

Ditch commercial candy bowls as did one allergist friend of mine,(she felt responsible offering unhealthy stuff), keep organic dried fruit instead-all natural taste explosions without HIGH-fructose corn syrup guilt associated with sugar-laden sweets.

Want crunchy goodies?, roasted chickpeas and shelled edamame (green soybeans) are equally as addictive; plus they pack a serious protein punch.

Dark Chocolate- Hubba Hubba

ditch the milk chocolate bars for dark chocolate, Instead of reaching for that candy bar filled with sugar to satisfy your cravings, why not go for something a little more indulgent – without all the guilt? That’s what using some cocoa power can help achieve! Grab some high-quality dark chocolate loaded with healthy flavanols that provide various health benefits such as antioxidant properties. Just go easy on how many pieces you indulge in at once 😉

Takeaway:
These snacks aren’t just any ol’ treats – they’re healthier options too so enjoy ‘em guilt-free,
Whether prepping ahead or grabbing while out’n’about-the world is now yer oyster – snacking style.

Happy Snackin’!

Italicized terms refer to individual health benefits, dietary considerations/alternatives/ingredients
bolded words denote calorie/fiber content or menu exclusions

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