The key to sticking to your diet? Feeling full. If you’re hungry throughout the day, you’ll likely overeat, which can lead to weight gain over time. Generally, you want to eat a snack in between your main meals, depending on your hunger levels.
Here are 8 snacks that can be incorporated into any diet regime. Reach for them when you need something to hold you over until your next meal.
As a general rule of thumb, vegetables contain fewer sugars than fruits. So while fruit is great for you, and you can certainly fit it into your meal plan, people forget to include more vegetables! Snacking on vegetables can help make sure you are getting enough good-for-you nutrients and capsicum will help you do just that.
You can pre-prep these for the week, just chop up and portion into containers – a refreshing, crisp, and convenient snack! And they’re only 30 calories per 120g! Can’t stand eating them on their own, try them with some mashed avocado or hummus.
Kale is often viewed as a “trendy” veggie but it keeps your carb intake in check while offering a mix of fibre, antioxidants, and even some protein.
Here is our awesome Kale and Parmesan Chips recipe.
There are fats and then there are good fats. You should focus on eating quality fats, which can be found in nuts. Pistachios offer a power trio of plant protein, filling fibre, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied in between meals. They contain 6 grams of filling protein per 28grams!
CHOOSE THE RIGHT BAR
Finding a snack or protein bar that’s low in sugar can be tough. Your’e wanting something that is high protein, low in sugar and will actually keep you full! That’s Why we created the Lady Bar! And they come in 5 delicious flavours! Get your bars here!
HARD BOILED EGGS
Hard-boiled eggs are awesome. They are an easy snack to pack and have on the go. Eggs offer high-quality protein to keep you full, vitamin E, and choline, which is essential for brain health, among other health benefits. We recommend about two whole eggs when you snack to keep your portions in check.
A staple of the Mediterranean diet, why? Olives are a remarkable source of healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help encourage weight loss, vitamin E and other minerals. It also has been suggested that people who have the highest olive consumption eat fewer calories overall and are rarely overweight due to the higher levels of serotonin, a so-called satiety hormone that makes us feel full. Aim for one serving, or about 10 olives, for a snack.
Cruciferous vegetables–such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and the infamous cauliflower, provide fibre and numerous other disease-fighting vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
These days cauliflower can be turned into almost anything, so why not a nutritious snack? How? Take your cauliflower, break it into about 1 cup’s worth of bite-size pieces, and enjoy with mashed avocado or hummus!