It can be highly annoying when you are trying to maintain a healthy diet while you are craving for a snack in the collation time. Worse, you might not want to restrain yourself from food for so long because of your weight loss journey that you might end up taking up the first thing you see regardless it is healthy or not. As you are not able to sit down at your dinner table and have a meal, as usual, you might feel like you are not taking the nutrients you need. Therefore, here are some nutrient snack choices that you can either carry them beside you or leave them nearby so that you can grab them whenever you need it.
As you might be able to sit down at your dinner table, the food you eat prior as well as after work is quite crucial. Before you go to work, it is extremely significant to fill your stomach with a balanced meal full of protein, healthy fats, fiber, vegetables and whole grains. This will be able to keep you satisfied for your morning work. Plus, having a healthy collation in the afternoon before you finish your work is another brilliant idea.
Here are 6 healthy snacks that you would like to have it besides you.
MIXED NUTS AND DRIED FRUITS
Choose a pack of mixed nuts that offers you many different nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and peanuts. Also, dried fruits should contain figs, dark chocolate chunks and raisins to have the sweet and savory taste. While most nuts are known to promote a healthier lifestyle, it is indicated that walnuts can offer health benefits on brain function and memory thanks to their high amount of omega – 3 fatty acids. So why not opt for a pack full of your favorite nuts and dried fruits in the afternoon?
HARD BOILED EGGS
Though eggs are notorious for being linked with a high risk for heart diseases, eggs are generally healthy for your overall well – being. Mostly, a healthy individual does not have to worry about the dietary cholesterol found in egg yolk as there are many pieces of evidence to prove that cholesterol benefits can be gained from consuming eggs. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consume the whole eggs including the yolk. There are tons of vitamins and choline as well as a crucial nutritional ingredient in the production of acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter associated with memory and overall brain features.
Beef jerky when comes with string cheese may provide numerous satisfying protein to help you stay full longer and aid you in powering through clutch time. If you want to go the extra mile, you can melt the cheese by heating up in the microwave and put them on the beef jerky to create another great combination. This combination contains higher amount of protein but fewer calories and fat than usual nachos. There are so many lean jerky options such as turkey, ostrich, buffalo as well as salmon for you to choose.
If you have never tried frozen grapes before, it is the time you should do that. Every itty – bitty fruit will offer you a sweet and chill bite. Plus, they quite easy to make. Place those grapes into the refrigerator for about 2 hours before you want to eat. Regardless of your favorite type of grapes (red grape, green grape, and black grape), all of them contain a high amount of antioxidants and all of them are super delicious. If you are craving for tartness, green grapes will provide you lip – puckering zing.
TOASTED PITA BREAD
The best way to enjoy toasted pita bread is to cut the pita bread into triangles and coat them with nonstick spray. After that, you can sprinkle some spices such as salt, garlic powder or some parmesan cheese and bake them in the oven for 15 minutes at about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, it will taste awesome when you dip it into mashed avocado (And do you know that avocado oil is a great home remedy for tennis elbow). Moreover, this toasted pita bread offers you dietary fiber, extra nutrients that can help to stimulate blood cholesterol and keep blood sugar level balanced.
Not everyone prefers Japanese cuisines however for those who belong to adventurous type, sushi should be the winner especially if your favorite food is rice. And one of the best thing in sushi culture is those salmon rolls. Why? Since salmon is packed with a high amount of omega – 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA which have been shown to boost motor skills as well as reduce the symptoms of cognition-related conditions such as depression and ADHD. Thanks to omega – 3 fatty acids effect on neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin which can stimulate the mood, salmon sushi will be the best snack to opt for.
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Hannah Hall has graduated Hanoi Medical University which is the most famous university in Viet Nam. She also had the time worked as a staff nurse in Australia and Denmark where her main responsibility was patient nutrition manage. Now, she continues to take part in a lot of research which is related directly to nutrition. Moreover, sharing knowledge and writing are her particular passion. She also works as a major contributor in Authorityremedies.com which provides many articles in natural and home remedies.
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