Great On-the-Go Snacks
Let’s face it, we love to snack! Snacking smart throughout the day is a great way to curb hunger between meals at home, in the office or just out on the go. For a healthy lifestyle, it is essential to choose the right snacks that sustain your energy and also provide good nutrition. That’s why we’ve asked the instructors and staff at YoLA to share some guilt-free, wholesome snacks they like to enjoy!
What’s your favorite healthy snack?
My favorite quick on-the-go snacks are:
• Almonds, nuts, & edamame (I always have a bag of organic raw almonds with me to eat between clients and classes).
• Steamed broccoli with cottage cheese, or low-fat or non-fat Greek Yogurt with fresh strawberries are both definitely snack staples for me. Cottage cheese & yogurt both have exceptionally high protein contents, and are very high in calcium to keep our bones strong & well. They have a low fat to carb ratio, and broccoli is probably one of my all-time favorite foods. It is loaded with essential nutrients & therapeutic properties.
• Hummus & carrots are another favorite snack of mine. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, providing 210% of the average adult’s needs for the day.
I like to snack on roasted seaweed when I’m craving something a little salty (I could eat that stuff all day!). Seaweed is so great because it is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. It’s also high in protein and fiber. What’s not to love about that? When I’m craving something a little more sweet and refreshing I always turn to a delicious, sweet navel orange.
I like to mix my own trail mix. It varies each time I make it but often includes soybeans, peanuts, dried fruits, sometimes a little chocolate and almonds. I usually start with a premade mix and jazz it up by adding other things. I try to keep the ingredients the same size so it doesn’t settle and all you get is the small items at the end!
I don’t snack on-the-go. I sit down and eat a tiny meal or a large meal depending on how hungry the body is.However, there’re foods I have at home that I tend to eat regularly–banana, peppered pastrami, Ozery fruit buns, rice, lentil soup, eggs, and kimchi.
Thoa Van Seventer
My favorites are raw almonds, pistachios, cubes of reduced-fat cheddar cheese, and dried apricots (because a little sugar isn’t a bad thing!). When I have a little more time, I like a fresh banana smeared with reduced fat peanut butter.