The holidays are over, and now it’s time to get back into your skinny jeans! These great healthy snacks are easy and will help you stay thin through 2012.
1. Hardboiled Eggs
Eggs contain protein, iron, and Vitamin B. They’re a great way to keep you running strong, and they’re easy to eat alone or add into other foods. Remove the yolks and eat only the white for an even healthier option.
2. Skim Milk
If you can tolerate milk, do yourself a favor and chug a cup or two from time to time. The calcium, protein, and Vitamin D are all exceptionally healthy. The vey framework of our bodies is composed of calcium—drinking milk is an investment in your bones, and an 8 ounce glass of milk in the afternoon, containing only 90 calories can hold you over until dinner.
3. Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes are a great snack choice because they are small, tasty and provide important nutrients! Tomatoes are low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They’re also a good source of Vitamin E, B6, C and fiber. And they require absolutely zero prep work.
4. Greek Yogurt
Yogurt is rich-tasting and satisfying. It contains healthy bacteria that aid in our digestion and boost our immune system. It is also full of both calcium and protein. I try to eat yogurt every day, but check for sugar levels. Plain yogurt is best, but lightly, naturally sweetened varieties are still a good choice. I prefer Fage or Chobani yogurt in Peach.
Not only are berries delicious to snack on, they are the best fruits for you. Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Buy fresh berries whenever possible, bur if these are too expensive, try picking up a bag of the mixed frozen ones. Dried berries are another alternative, but usually not as good for you due to the high sugar content.
6. Lean Meat
Lean lunchmeats like turkey or chicken slices are a great snack, especially when paired with a small serving of whole wheat crackers or with fresh sliced vegetables, or even a slice of reduced fat Mozzarella. (Avoid any meats preserved with nitrates and nitrites.)
7. Carrot Sticks
Baby carrots are the perfect size for snacking, they need no preparation, they’re packaged without any additives or preservatives, and they’re on the shelves at any grocery store.