Eating a snack is common between meals or munching on something while watching a movie. We all do it and snacking can help you get all the nutrients you need – if you snack smart. Below we have listed 5 snacks that are a great choice to get all the nutrients you need while keeping your diet intact.
- Dark Chocolate
We all have a sweet tooth and dark chocolate is the best treat to satisfying your cravings. Researchers suggest that foods with an intense flavor tend to tire out taste buds faster.
- Low-fat cottage cheese
Don’t underestimate cottage cheese. This snack will keep you full longer and it is packed with protein. Additionally, you can sprinkle cinnamon on your cottage cheese or add fruit to it.
- Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are the healthy alternative to chips. They are crunchy, packed with fiber and you can season them to your liking.
Here is how you make them: Toss a can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed) with a tablespoon of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and a teaspoon or two of ground cumin, smoked paprika or any seasoning you want to try. Bake at 400°F for about 10 minutes.
Not everyone’s favorite but a perfect snack when you are hungry before a meal. The buttery rich texture of olives are super satisfying plus 5 olives only contain 20 calories.
Nuts are good for you because they are packed with protein and healthy fats, which help you stay fuller longer.