Snack attacks! We all know the feeling. Be it mid-morning or a couple of hours after lunch, the craving sneaks in, and you are left hungry and angry.
Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. In spite of running to the shop or reaching for the vending machine, we’ve gathered some extra healthy and surprisingly delicious ideas for meal prep at home. Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a savory kick, there is something to satisfy your needs and show you that snacks are not the enemy and can be healthy!
Rainbow veggies with hummus
Let’s talk about dips! They are the absolute best go-to option because you can easily make a giant batch that will last you the whole week. Hummus is a favorite among many people, and there is a good reason why!
Packed with high-quality protein and dietary fiber, hummus not only helps with satiety, but also aids healthy and regular bowel movements. When eaten in combination with a rainbow of veggies, you get the full package! Choose all of the colors get creative and dip in!
Never thought of roasting chickpeas? Here’s your chance to try it and be amazed! Chickpeas have been regularly consumed for centuries in the Middle East, Mediterranean region, India and Africa, but the western world is still catching up on the hype.
They contain high levels of folate, magnesium, potassium, iron, and vitamins A, E, and C. Moreover, they have the power to slow digestion, curb your appetite and promote healthy weight loss. And the best is that they are cheap and easy to find and add to your diet. What are you waiting for? Turn on the oven!
Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet? It is loaded with powerful antioxidants that can fight free radicals in your body and reverse the detrimental effects of oxidative stress. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C, A, and K as well as manganese, copper, and potassium.
Kale can lower cholesterol, protect against cancer and help you lose weight. It is very low in calories and high in water content, which makes it with low energy density. When combined with a healthy dose of fiber, kale turns into a weight loss ally that will always be by your side!
Apple slices with peanut butter
We all know the famous duo peanut butter and jelly, right? Well, let’s try and make it more healthy by kicking the jelly out and exchanging it for apples. They are loaded with polyphenol antioxidants and high in fiber resulting in improved gut health and reduced heart disease risk.
Peanut butter is an excellent plant-based source of protein with 25 grams per 100. It is also high in healthy fats such as oleic and linoleic acid as well as vitamin E, vitamin B3, manganese, and magnesium. Our Everbuild Peanut Butter
is a new ready-to-go organic product without any sweeteners or artificial flavors, perfect for this snack idea!
When combined, apples and peanut butter make a truly nutritious bomb!
Dark chocolate-covered almonds
If you have a crazy sweet tooth and you constantly crave a sugary kick, here’s a fabulous option for you! Dark chocolate is high in fiber and has a good nutritious profile containing lots of iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. It is also a powerful antioxidant weapon with much greater variety than most other foods.
Almonds are among the most popular and frequently consumed nuts in the world. They are highly nutritious and abundant in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They can assist with blood sugar control which makes them perfect for people with diabetes. Almonds can also lower cholesterol and prevent the harmful oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
Make sure to choose high-quality chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa solids and use raw almonds for the best results!
Chia has gained countless fans in recent years, so let’s jump on that bandwagon! There are so many uses for these nutritious and ultra-healthy seeds, but the easiest and most delicious of all is definitely to turn them into a creamy, dreamy pudding.
Chia seeds are truly nutritional powerhouses dating back to the times of the Aztecs and Mayans. Chia is the ancient Mayan word for “strength”. Loaded with a massive amount of nutrients and low in calories, they are praised for their ability to provide sustainable energy. They absorb up to 8x their weight in liquid creating a gel-like substance resembling a pudding.
Just mix 2 tablespoons of chia seeds in half a cup of your favorite milk, put your preferred sweetener such as honey, agave, or stevia, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Before eating, add any toppings your heart desires!