4 Waistline-Friendly Snack Ideas?
Eating small, healthful meals throughout the day not only helps keep blood sugar levels stable and energy levels high but can also help prevent overeating and promote a healthy weight. Start by making your main meals smaller in size and stocking up on healthy, satisfying snack items to round out your day. Good choices include:
- Fresh or lightly steamed veggies. A good source of fiber, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and other veggies will fill you up and tide you over. Squeeze on some fresh lemon juice, lightly salt and enjoy hot or cold.
- Hummus with crudités. Hummus is another source of fiber, and when made with extra virgin olive oil, provides healthy fats that can help curb your appetite. Add some freshly cut vegetables for a healthy snack or meal.
- Seasonal fruit with a little organic, whole-fat plain yogurt and freshly ground flaxseed or walnuts. This can help curb a sweet tooth, and the flaxseed offers fiber and protein.
- A piece of wild-caught smoked salmon or a hard-boiled egg. Both are good sources of protein and their healthful fats will help tide you over.
These healthy snacks also have the added benefit of being staples of the anti-inflammatory diet that I recommend, and may help reduce the incidence of inflammation-related diseases.
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