8 HEALTHY SNACKS FOR YOUR HEALTHY DIET
Swap sweets and biscuits for some healthy snacks this summer!
If like us, you tend to suffer from the 3pm energy slump, here are some healthy snack ideas to help satisfy your cravings…
Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit - making them a great snack to help boost your immune system. Also, their sweet flavour promises to satisfy your sugar cravings.
What we love most about seaweed is that it can do wonders for hair and skin, with vitamins, fats and minerals from the sea that can help strengthen, revitalise and moisturise. Dried seaweed thins are a great alternative to crisps and crackers.
Apple slices with peanut butter
The benefits of eating apples are endless – from teeth whitening and immune-system boosting, to aiding digestion and detoxifying your liver. Try cutting one into slices or wedges and spreading on a light layer of organic peanut butter.
Almonds not only satisfy hunger but also regulate cholesterol, strengthen bones, improve complexion and contain nutrients that help boost brain power – among many other things. Try roasting a batch with lemon, salt, Worcestershire sauce and honey to give them an extra kick.
Dark chocolate rice cakes
Rice cakes are low in calories, provide an instant energy boost, aid digestion and are an essential source of vitamin B1. Top them with a layer of rich dark chocolate and you've got a tasty and healthy treat.
Miso soup is a fantastic afternoon snack if you're trying to lose weight – it's filling, comforting and full of beneficial nutrients.
Raw energy bars
There's a huge range of raw energy bars out there that are perfect for a pre-workout snack, or simply to give you that mid-afternoon boost. We love Bounce Balls (available at Holland & Barrett) in every flavour, and snack bars from Purple Balance (available at purplebalance.co.uk) and Aduna Baobab (available at aduna.com).
Dark chocolate pumpkin seeds
Dark chocolate covered pumpkin seeds may be a fattier snack option, but they're a great source of iron, magnesium and zinc, and are sure to satisfy your cocoa craving.
All those lovely snacks are great energy source to keep you going and achieve great results at Ballet Body Sculpture class!