When you have a busy schedule and don’t want to miss out on work or play, healthy snacks to fuel your body are essential. Unfortunately, the busier you are, the harder it seems to find healthy snacks that conveniently fit into your lifestyle.
Thankfully, many food companies are making healthier options so you can make better choices without sacrificing too much of your time or money.
10 Top Snacks You Should Be Eating to Stay Healthy
SATISFY YOUR SALTY CRAVING
A handful or two of almonds provide a lot of healthy benefits. They provide protein and healthy fats, which help fuel the body with energy and satisfy food cravings. The crunch of almonds is extra satisfying. Plus, almonds are easy to eat on the go.
Hummus with Veggie Crisps or Pita Chips
Hummus packs protein and fiber into your snack. Veggie crisps, pita chips or pretzels are great companions. These are a better partner to hummus than potato chips and still provide the salty crunch that you may be craving.
Lightly salted, unbuttered popcorn is actually a fantastic snack. It’s filling and satisfying without loading you up on wasted calories. A lot of food companies are coming out with flavored varieties while still keeping it a healthy snack alternative.
Sargento Balanced Break Snacks
This trifecta snack pack includes healthy fats, calcium, protein, and antioxidants. All these elements contribute to a healthy and balanced diet. It’s a great snack option too for those looking for a little bit of crunch, a little savory snack, and a little sweet treat. Rolled into one convenient pack, it’s a perfect energy boost.
This little nut packs healthy fat, fiber, and protein all great components for a healthy snack! Plus, having to remove the shell slows down how fast you can eat it, which helps you feel more satisfied with a smaller helping.
SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH
Yogurt with Berries
Yogurt, especially the Greek variety, is a great snack when you’re looking for something a little sweet. Packed with protein and calcium, you’re giving your body proper fuel without any sugar rush or crash. Choose your favorite berries variety for an extra punch of vitamins and antioxidants.
Dark chocolate is still sweet enough to satisfy the chocolate craving, but the darker it is, the less sugar it has. Even dark chocolate fans don’t tend to scarf down a whole bar of dark chocolate at once, so a little bit goes a long way!
Fruit is a great snack. Pick your favorite fruit that’s in season or find a healthy fruit cup. Both options are convenient and give your body essential vitamins and nutrients.
Peanut Butter with Fruit or Veggies
Adding peanut butter or nut butter to bananas, or apples, or celery is a great way to pack protein, fiber, and healthy fats into a delicious and sweet snack.
A childhood favorite has its place in a healthy and balanced diet! A serving of chocolate milk, like Horizon, is sweet and satisfying while still giving your body essential nutrients like calcium and is a balanced snack with both carbs and protein.
HEALTHY SNACKS CAN BE CONVENIENT
Healthy snacks do exist and they can be convenient, too. Healthy Choices Vending is dedicated to improving the accessibility of healthy food in DuPage County. To learn how to get one of our healthy vending machines at your location just call us at (630) 642-1439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org