When you’re in-between meals and looking for a way to satisfy your hunger, it’s easy to reach for your favorite bag of chips or a king-sized Kit Kat bar. However, these snacks can only curb your hunger for a sec – before you know it you’re back to where you started. We did some research and looked for common trends amongst healthier snack options, that may help you feel full longer. Here’s a few healthy snack ideas for the next time you’re looking for something to munch on.
- Smoothies are a smart choice because you get to add to your daily intake of fruits (and sometimes even vegetables!) Adding greek yogurt to the blend is a great way to add more protein, and berries provide lots of fiber. If you’re looking for a way to add a little bit of sweetness, honey is the way to go!
- Edamame, or boiled soybeans, is an easy snack to prepare yourself. One cup of edamame has nearly 17 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. If you’re making them in your own kitchen, drizzle the soybeans in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste before throwing it in your oven for an hour.
- Chia seeds are heavy in Omega-3’s and fiber, and are quick and easy to turn into a pudding! Combine 2 ½ cups of almond or coconut milk, ½ cup of chia seeds, and 1 teaspoon each of vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate your mixture overnight, stirring occasionally for a pudding-like consistency.