Eating healthy isn’t easy, especially during the summer! School vacations and constant activities mean its easier to make the wrong snacking choices. But when you stock your fridge with these three grab-n-go options, you always have a good-for-you snack at your fingertips.
Greek yogurt is a powerhouse in the healthy snacking game. Its creamy richness can trick your mind into thinking that you are enjoying something which has much more than the 84 calories contained in a 1/2 cup serving. Besides being a low-fat alternative to ice cream, Greek yogurt has plenty of calcium and 12 grams of protein to prevent your hunger from returning. People who don’t like the tanginess of Greek yogurt can add fresh berries, a tablespoon of honey, or a bit of granola for just a few more calories more.
Hummus, a Middle Eastern staple, is a favorite of health-conscience snackers around the world. Although a half cup of plain Hummus usually contains around 200 calories, it does offer a ton of nutrients and provides heart-healthy fats, dietary fiber, and protein. Whether you make your hummus from scratch or buy it at the store, choose your favorite variety such as roasted peppers and garlic. Portion the hummus into unbreakable containers and pair with a pre-washed bag of baby carrots for more fiber and an easy way to indulge on the go.
When you want something a bit more substantial to stave off mid-afternoon hunger pangs, without blowing your diet, a few pieces of Smoked Salmon Rollups do the trick. If you like the taste of a bagel, lox and cream cheese sandwich, these rollups give you the flavor and healthy oils without all those terrible carbs. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Lay out the smoked salmon with the long ends slightly overlapping. Spread two tablespoons of cream cheese on the smoked salmon and use the plastic wrap to roll into a tight tube. Put in the fridge for 2 hours before removing the plastic wrap and slicing. Store in an airtight container.