It’s a fact: right now, nothing sounds more comforting than diving into a large bowl of chips and dip. Sure, this is OK on occasion, but snacks like this are not the type of fuel that our bodies need right now. With gyms being closed and many activities cancelled, we may be a little more sedentary than usual. So, when cravings hit or you just feel like a snack, it’s important to keep your health and nutrition top of mind. Besides, healthy snacks mean less overeating throughout the day. Here are some snack ideas to satisfy the sweet and the savory.
When your sweet tooth comes knocking…
Cottage cheese with a dash of cinnamon makes for a healthy dessert option. Frozen berries and grapes are the perfect nosh alongside a TV binge, and the same goes for apples with nut butter. A square or two of dark chocolate really satisfies, and for the heartiest sweet snack, go for a smoothie with protein.
Craving something savory?
Avocado toast has been trending for a while, and for good reason. It’s delicious, it’s creative, and it has healthy fats to keep you satisfied. Add a hard-boiled egg and some grape tomatoes and this could even pass for a meal. Classic cheese and crackers just may be the lowest maintenance snack around (but watch your portions on the crackers). Unsalted nuts and seeds are perfect for when hunger comes out of nowhere, and raw veggies and hummus are satiating with a satisfying crunch. And if you’re really craving the saltiness that you would get from chips, you’d be surprised at how well pickles and olives serve as a tasty alternative.