As I endeavor to eat clean, and maintain my health for as long as humanly possible, friends like Marnie Bennett keep digging me in the ribs and reminding me that I have to improve my snacking habits. I’ve got a bad habit of going to the protein bar, or other unhealthy substances when I’m in the mood for something quick to eat.
But that’s no good, and can further your problem as you seek to turn your diet into a completely clean eating habit. Snacks have to be addressed just like everything else. Here are 4 great ones that I’ve found can help me get through the week much more easily:
- Gluten Free Rice Crackers and Guacamole
Avocado is your best friend when you’re trying to eat clean. If you don’t adore the taste now, you definitely will. The healthy fat gives you that rich flavor that you would normally get from unhealthy foods. But this is a guilt free dish that is also low cal, as long as you limit your guacamole intake.
- Fruit and Nuts
These have been a staple of the human diet for as long as we’ve existed. So of course this is a healthy combo. Just choose the more healthy nuts, like unsalted, roasted almonds. But be careful, because nuts can be high on the calories, so eating more than a handful is going to really pack on the pounds.
- Hard Boiled Eggs.
These can be your best friend when you’re looking for a healthy snack. They are easy, and quick, because after you’ve boiled them you can just keep them in the fridge whenever you want to have a snack. Plus they are extremely healthy, low calorie, and the protein will give you some much needed go juice throughout the day.
- Veggies and Hummus
One of the best snacks around is veggies and hummus. Plus you can cut carrots into chip like shapes, making them perfect for dipping in a good hummus mix. Just be careful, because again, hummus can be high in calories if you eat too much. So you do have to be a little sparing.