Yes, it’s ok to snack!!! Snacking keeps your metabolism fired up, boosts energy and keeps you from overeating at meal time. But what should you eat? Well, instead of going for the sugary snacks we need to add whole foods full of revitalizing nutrients. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite snacks below…so before you reach for that sugary granola bar try one of these delicious energy snacks.
Fresh Bananas and Apples
Loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber, fruits are great energy snacks when you need a small boost. Bananas and apples contain vitamins, minerals, and good carbs, which give you quick energy.
Yogurt and Cereal
A cup of yogurt topped with a handful of granola or cereal will hold you over until your next meal. Great for clean carbs found in the yogurt and cereal, and the protein from the yogurt.
Half of a Turkey Sandwich
A half of a lean turkey or chicken sandwich on whole wheat bread is a great snack to fill you up and it provides energizing carbs and protein. Add some lettuce, tomato and dijon mustard.
Red Peppers and Hummus
Love, love, love this snack! Red peppers and hummus are well-rounded energy snacks, so together they are amazing. Packed with fiber, vitamins and good cards, red peppers are the real MVP. Add a spoonful of hummus and you have a winning snack.
So easy to make and so delicious. Packed with tons of nutrients, vitamins, protein and good fat, smoothies really are the best thing next to sliced bread. Try combining in your blender mix a cup of greens (spinach, kale, collards, spirulina), a scoop of whole oats, 1/4 of avocado, a scoop of nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter), a scoop of Arbonne protein powder, 1/2 cup of berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries), milk (Almond, Oat, Flaxseed) and ice.
Tomato Cottage Cheese Toast
For all our cheese lovers, this is for you. Looking for a hearty snack that is also good for your health? Cottage cheese is rich in protein, good for heart health and strengthens bones and teeth. Add 1/4 cup of cottage cheese to a slice of wheat toast, topped with tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil and dash of salt and pepper.