I’ve listed three healthy snack options I enjoy that give me the energy boost I need during my day!
1. Edamame (aka soybean) One cup of these babies is 120 calories. They carry a little protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids — the perfect pick-me-up for the 2 p.m.-drowse.
2. Almonds 15- 20 pieces is a good amount of almonds for a snack. 15 almond pieces amount to 105 calories. Research has shown that almonds can reduce your bad cholesterol (LDL) and help improve your good cholesterol (HDL).
3. Hummus and Carrots ¼-cup hummus and 12 baby carrots. 135 calories. This snack, to me, is to die for. I can’t eat carrots alone. I just can’t do it. They don’t do anything for me, taste-wise. Carrots with hummus are the only way I can eat them. This is a great alternative to ranch dressing. Stick the hummus in a little Tupperware and pack some carrots, and you are good to go. Hummus is great because it has the right kind of fat in it — monounsaturated. Carrots are great because they are loaded with vitamins.
These are all great snacks that you can toss in a Ziploc and throw in your purse. They'll help you eat healthier and give you energy throughout your busy day!