My Favorite Healthy Snacks


Hi Friends

Today we are talking about my favorite healthy snacks. 

Who doesn’t love snacking? Sometimes snacking is my favorite part of the day. Here are some my favorite healthy snacks and a few reasons why they are so good for you.



Raw Mini Sweet Peppers 
(any raw bell peppers)

  

  • Bell Peppers are a natural weight loss food
  • Bell Peppers can boost our metabolism
  • Bell Peppers keep immature fat cells from developing into full fledged ones
  • Bell Peppers are loaded with vitamins

Boiled Eggs

  • Protein – Protein – Protein
  • Boiled eggs add good fats to your diet
  • Boiled eggs pack important vitamins to help protect your eyes and keep your bone strong

Smoked Salmon

  • Protein – Protein – Protein
  • Smoked Salmon provides a good source of good fat and  essential minerals including iron
  • 3oz servings of smoked salmon provides 41% of the recommended omega-3 fatty acids intake for women, 28% for men

String Cheese

  • Individually packaged food lets you know exactly how many calories you are eating 
  • String cheese is a good source of Calcium
  • String Cheese contains a large amount of other essential nutrients such as phosphorous, zinc, riboflavin, b12, & vitamin A

Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes are high in B6
  • Sweet Potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C, iron
  • Sweet Potatoes are a good source of magnesium which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral

Fruit Leather

  • Fruit leather contains no chemical preservatives or artificial sugars
  • Dried fruit generally contains high fiver
  • Fruit leather is a good source of antioxidants 
  • Longer shelf life than fresh fruit


My Homemade Granola Bars 


  • Granola helps lower your cholesterol and prevents certain chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer
  • The Fiber in granola bars help digestion and prevents constipation
  • Soluble fiber in oats are helpful for lowering bad cholesterol levels


A Handful of Almonds 
23 to be exact

  • Almonds are an easy way to incorporate crucial nutrients in your diet
  • Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium
  • Almonds are a significant source of protein and fiber while naturally low in sugar
  • There are only 160 calories in 23 almonds (a handful)


Oatmeal 
Unsweetened with flax seeds

  • Oatmeal “may” help  lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Oatmeal can help you control your weight
  • Oatmeal may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes

Okra Chips

  • Okra helps promotes healthy pregnancy 
  • Okra helps prevent diabetes
  • Okra helps with kidney disease, supports colon healthy, and promotes healthy skin

Here are a few more healthy snacks ideas



Healthy Snack Friends
Blessings
Mary 

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