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Healthy Snacks Ideas Everyone Can Enjoy

Healthy Snacks Ideas Everyone Can Enjoy

When it comes to staying healthy and losing weight your three meals a day are very important.

So, you will want to ensure you have a variety of different foods ready and meals planned.

But while these three meals are undoubtedly very important they aren’t the only things you need to consider.

When it comes to staying healthy whether you are trying to bulk up or lose weight or both you also need to consider your daily snacks.

Cutting these snacks is often not recommended because they can help you keep going through the day and are perfect for when you need an energy boost or feel peckish.

Of course, moderation and balance are essential as always you can’t simply overload on snacks can you?

But another issue many people will struggle with is the inability to find varied healthy snacks so let’s see if I can help.

Below, I’ve outlined some healthy snack ideas anyone can enjoy and they’ll be sure to keep you going throughout the day.

Mixed Nuts

Mixed nuts are a great healthy snack and thanks to nuts coming in many different forms there are a variety of different tastes and textures to try.

Whatever your preferences there is sure to be a range of different nuts you’ll enjoy that taste of.

Nuts are high in fat but that isn’t strictly a bad thing because it is a healthy fat that is actually beneficial.

They are also very filling so just a small handful might fill you up and they are high in fibre and protein as well.

Another handy perk about mixed nuts is that they don’t require refrigerating and can be easily carried around with you and stored.

Fruit

OK, apples and oranges might be popular fruits but they are a little boring aren’t they?

They might make a good snack every now and again but you don’t want to have them repeatedly do you?

But fruit is an excellent healthy snack food and there is such a wide variety of different kinds available.

Why not trying having a different fruit every day, or blending some together to make a smoothie?

You could also try more exotic fruits like durians or dragon fruit or even something a little different like pineapple or mixed berries.

Fruit comes in all shapes and sizes and they all make good healthy snacks.

Dark Chocolate

I bet you didn’t expect to see chocolate on this list, did you?

But dark chocolate is a special case with some important differences from your regular chocolate bars?

Dark chocolate is a rich source of flavanols.

Flavanols help lower blood pressure and it is believed they also help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Thanks to its higher cocoa content dark chocolate is more healthy than many people realise although you should still make sure it is just an occasional snack it is still chocolate after all.

Cherry Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a vegetable, not a fruit although that is still a fierce debate in some social circles but either way it’s still one of your five a day and it make a great snack food.

Cherry tomatoes are smaller and juicier which makes them a tasty and filling snack.

Tomatoes are also rich in vitamin C, potassium and contain valuable antioxidants.

These little cherry tomatoes are the perfect snack food and are also quite versatile so you can mix them with other fruits and vegetables for a light salad or even with a bit of cheese or on crackers.

Cheese

Speaking of cheese it also makes a good snack for people trying to stay healthy or lose weight.

Cheese is a bit of a misunderstood food because many people believe it to be unhealthy and very fattening.

But the truth of the matter is cheese can actually be healthy when eaten as a snack.

Cheese comes in many different forms so it is very versatile and although it is high in saturated fat it is also a rich source of protein.

And despite what you might have heard there is no strong link between cheese and higher levels of cholesterol as long as you don’t eat too much of it.

It will have to be a small portion but cheese can be a good and surprisingly healthy snack.

So, that is a look at some great snack choices for people looking to stay healthy or lose weight.

Remember moderation is key even with things like fruit and vegetables but there are plenty of healthy snacks out there so don’t go back to crisps and biscuits when you have all this choice.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough
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Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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