abril 20, 2023

10 Healthy Snacks That Make You Feel Full Faster

Don’t you just love snacking around the entire day in the midst of stressful exams nights, or during Netflix sessions? 

Something healthy and handy sounds like just the perfect deal, doesn’t it? 

There are plenty of options offered in the markets that are very filling. But the question is, 

“Are these snacks even healthy to consume daily?”

Scroll down and discover some hidden gems that were hiding in your kitchen all this time. All these choices are easily available and you can grab them on the go for work or college.

1. Oats:

Oats are an i nexpensive and easy-to-cook snack . They are full of all the vitamins and minerals that your body urges. They are high in protein and fats and are also rich in carbs and fiber. 

They can be consumed at any time of the day and can be prepared in assorted styles. It is best to cook it with skimmed milk rather than full-fat or low-fat milk.

Banana and Oats Cookies:

1 cup instant oats
2 ripe bananas 
A handful of raisins and bake

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Shape and bake until crispy. 

2. Almond Butter:

Almond butter is a great source of magnesium which regulates a health y immune system.

It is a decent replacement for peanut butter because i t is comparatively healthier due to its higher content of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Almond butter might be high in fats but these are monounsaturated fats that help in regulating blood cholesterol and improving heart’s health. 

Almond butter can also be used to make some delicious cookies that can never go wrong!

Almond Cookies:

Pure Maple Syrup

Mix all the ingredients and bake until they are pleasantly crispy.

3. Avocado:

Avocados have monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids and an ample amount of vitamins and minerals. 

1 serving of an avocado provides 160kcal, with 2grams protein, 9grams carbs, and 15grams of good fats that are not injurious to the heart.

Avocados can be used in plenty of ways such as salads, spreads, guacamole, etc. 

Here is a quick and easy salad that you can make on the go.

Avocado and Kale Salad:

½ ripe avocado
1 bundle kale
¼ cup lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Toss all the ingredients into a bowl and relish your appetizing and healthy salad.

 

4. Greek Yogurt:

Greek yogurt is heavily packed with vitamins and minerals that are vital for the human body.

It is abundant in calcium and potassium and also compr ises of probiotics that are beneficial for your gut environment . It contains proteins for hair, nails, and skin.

It is high in B vitamins that guards against any heart illness and neural tube defects.

Homemade Strawberry Yogurt:

2 cups Non-Fat Greek Yogurt 
10 ounces of frozen strawberries
Add sugar according to taste

Finely chop some strawberries, then mix all the ingredients in a bowl to enjoy your delicious and healthy snack. 

5. Roasted Veggies and Fruits:

Have you ever pondered that veggies and fruits could be turned into something exciting? If No, then let me tell you a trick! 

Just sprinkle some cinnamon to your fruits or some salt and pepper to your veggies and bake them until they are appetizingly crunchy and see how with just 2 ingredients you found a new favorite snack !

It is high in fiber is the easiest way to relieve constipation and bowel snags. Vitamins and minerals are also found in abundance in fruits and veggies.

For weight watchers, fruits and veggies are the best choice as they are low in calories. 

This crispy and crunchy snack option is the best way to replace your unwholesome pack of Doritos.

Apple chips:

3 Large sweet Apples
½ teaspoon cinnamon

You can also try some vegetable chips such as sweet potato chips, air-fried potato chips or zucchini chips.

These homemade chips will be low in calories, sugar and salt content. Pair them up with any dip and enjoy your snack.

6. Dates:

Dates are densely-packed with all the nutrients that your body urges. Moreover, it increases satiet y and help s in reversing anemia, eases inflammation, lowers cholesterol and is also good for blood sugar and mental health. 

It is a great artificial sweetener. It contains vitamins B and C as well as antioxidants that aids in skin regeneration and elasticity. 

Incorporate dates into your diet to improve your skin and overall health.

Sweet Bars:

Combine some dates, instant oats and milk in a bowl. Shape them in the form of bars and enjoy it without the hustle of baking.

7. Eggs:

If you think that eggs are boring! We absolutely get it! Eggs might sound boring and dull but did anyone said that they should taste boring as well? 

Eggs can be prepared in plenty of styles such as fluffy egg, scrambled egg, poached egg or a hard-boiled egg.

Eggs are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. An average egg comprises of 35% protein only. 

For the gym freaks, a protein-rich diet is crucial to build up lean body mass, maintain and repair body tissues.

Sweet Egg Cake:

Take 2 toast and cut in cubes, beat 1 large egg and blend it with cinnamon powder and vanilla extract to pour it over the bread cubes in a mug. Lightly mix all the ingredients and bake until the eggs are cooked.

8. Sweet Potato

Those dull and dusty sweet potatoes can be a good replacement for your salty chips and sugary biscuits craving.

They are beneficial in curing numerous ailments such as Stomach ulcers, Inflammation, and Bronchitis.

They are a powerful antioxidant that keeps your immune system healthy and sturdy. It is high in dietary fiber, thus it increases satiety and can keep you full for an extensive period.

You can either try the above mentioned sweet potato chips or instead you can try this healthy recipe.

Sweet Potato Patties :

1 medium to large sweet potato (boiled, peeled and mashed)
3 large eggs
shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper according to taste

Combine the above-stated ingredients and fry them (with 2tsp oil) in a non-stick pan or bake them.

9. Broccoli:

You cannot imagine the health benefits that this big, green floweret has to offer. Broccoli is a n excellent s ource of vitamins and minerals. It contains powerful antioxidants plus anti-carcinogenic properties that prevent cancer.

Broccoli is high in calcium and it contains Vitamin-K and C together with some B vitamins and Folate that prevents neural birth defects during early pregnancy.

It helps in the regulation of blood glucose and heart functioning. Together with all these benefits, broccoli also encourages bone health, regulates blood pressure and prevents cold.    

Try these scrumptious   Broccoli Patties  and fall in love with it.

1 cup shredded cottage cheese
1 broccoli (mashed)
3 eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
Salt pepper and garlic

Mix all the ingredients and t oast or fry on a non-stick pan.

10. Popcorn: 

Eating homemade popcorn is a wholesome snack because 1 serving of popcorn is equal to 3 cups which constitutes 100 calories when prepared without butter. 

It is a whole-grain food and a complex carb with tons of vitamins and minerals along with antioxidants. It contains Serotonin that aids in relaxing the body. Popcorns are a high-fiber food choice that makes it a fantastic cure for constipation.  

For weight watchers, it is an ideal option because it increases satiety which means you will be consuming fewer calories.

All of us suffer from laziness and sometimes it gets burdensome to get by with a healthy lifestyle and refrain oneself from eating unhealthy snacks.

But we hope that we have made your snacking much easier and healthier through all the tasty and easy to cook snacks with absolutely minimum effort.

Good Luck!

 

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