5 Snacks You Won’t Feel Guilty About
If you’re trying to watch what you eat, then naturally you’ll notice you’re hungrier and have cravings more than usual. These cravings are the one of the most difficult parts of maintaining any diet, but here's a secret: If you’re not hungry, you won’t cheat. Pretty simple right? The trick is finding snacks that not only stifle your hunger, but are easy and healthy to make.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Simple and easy, one or two hard boiled eggs are an excellent snack that provides a good source of cholesterol, protein, Vitamin D, and Potassium. Cooking them is as easy as putting them in a pot or saucepan filled with water and bringing it to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the eggs sit for 10-12 minutes. Strain the water and run the eggs under cold water and now you have a healthy snack for the next few days!
Carrots & Sliced Cucumbers
You can buy these two crunchy snacks at any grocery store. They’re satisfying, full of potassium and Vitamin C, and are easy to find and prepare. If you’re looking for more flavor, you can add some Feta Cheese, Bell Peppers, or some salad dressing to pair.
Spinach & Feta Cheese
You can find this pairing everywhere today: calzones, omelettes, pie. You name it. Cooked or raw, it makes for an excellent and healthy meal for any time of the day. If you’re eating it raw, then some salad dressing and sliced onions may be a good addition to this nutritious duo.
Celery & Peanut Butter
This one goes all the way back to grade school and the same minimal preparation and effort is required. The Celery delivers a satisfying crunch and the peanut butter supplies the nutty flavor filled with protein. If you want to relive the glory days of elementary school to the most, you can put some raisins on the peanut butter too.
Sliced Bell Peppers
You can grill them for a few minutes or eat them raw. The red and yellow Bell Peppers have the most flavor, but for the truly mild eaters, the green peppers are the way to go. They’re crunchy, tangy, and they’re a snack you can enjoy and feel good about.
Eating healthy isn’t easy, especially when so many unhealthy alternatives readily available and easy to acquire. However, with these healthy snacks, you can beat your hunger and cravings without compromising the integrity of your diet. Try and mix and match these different foods and you’ll be well on your way to a healthy diet.