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5 Healthy snacking recipes to keep you fit and full
Eat your goodies without the guilt! 🍑🍍😋
Michael Dabu
10.29.20

You don’t need the “right time” for snacks, you can have them anytime you want, wouldn’t you agree?

You grab snacks when you are bored, watching anything on the television, chit-chatting with friends, if you want a break, to satisfy a sudden craving, or are trying to get energy for a task that you’re about to do, and much more.

See? You can have a snack at almost any time of the day. Snacks, more than just filling up our stomachs, also give us lots of health benefits and it’s also a way to distress.

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Good to know things about food intake, especially snacks.

It is always a good habit to control your intake of snacks, whatever type it might be. Moderation is always key- remember what they always say, “anything taken in excess is bad.”

Though snacks are just always within your reach, you must still try to control yourself from having too much of them. Why don’t you try this pattern- have three meals within the day, and two snacks in-between each.

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At the end of the day, it’s best that you know your eating pattern, especially having it all balanced together with the activities that you do every day.

Healthy eating is healthy living.

Good thing is that The Daily Californian shared some healthy snacks recipes in their food blog section. These easy-to-do recipes will wash away your fears about unhealthy snacks and will stroll you away from eating junk foods.

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1. Apples dipped in Greek yogurt

We all know that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, right? That’s actually true because you get a lot of vitamins and minerals from it.

According to Eckert’s:

“Each time you eat an apple, you’ll get a healthy dose of this important vitamin… B-complex vitamins are also found in apples. This includes riboflavin, thiamin and vitamin B-6, all of which are essential in maintaining red blood cells and keeping your nervous system strong and healthy… Apples include vitamin K as well.”

Greek yogurt, on the other hand, is full of protein. It’s an ideal snack if you want to keep your stomach full.

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Suggested preparation:

  1. Put your desired serving of yogurt in a bowl, sprinkle some cinnamon, and drizzle some honey over the top. Mix.
  2. Dip in your apple slices. If you want to make this healthy snack heavier, then you may add some peanut butter to the yogurt before you mix it.
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2. DIY trail mix with nuts and dried fruits

There is no denying those store-bought trail mixes like the ones with M&M’s are great as quick grab-and-go snacks, however, all the added sugar is not ideal at all. So, why don’t you try making your own version of trail mix?

Suggested preparation:

  1. Combine your desired raw ingredients and dried fruits.
  2. If you like, you could also add some traditional ingredients like chocolate or yogurt chips. Again, just make sure that it’s not “too much.”
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3. Fruit and cheese kabobs

This one is ideal during summertime. Fresh fruits and cheese in one serving, sounds deliciously healthy.

Suggested preparation:

  1. Prepare your bamboo skewers.
  2. Chop your fruits and cheese into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Then pierce them with your bamboo skewers. Be creative, design your kabobs in a way that it will entice you more.
  4. You may also try dipping or drizzling your kabobs with honey, peanut butter, or yogurt sauce.
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4. Baked pineapple, apples, or peaches

If you love sweets but also love to be healthy, then this is the best snack for you.

Suggested preparation:

  1. Cut your fruit (choose one or choose all, it’s up to you) into bite-sized pieces and coat them with cinnamon or cinnamon sugar.
  2. Bake them until they become soft and warm. You can also enjoy this with yogurt and honey.
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5. Blend anything you want, and call it a dip

This one is an open recipe as long as the ingredients are healthy.

  1. Start with a base. According to them, you can try avocados, black beans, garbanzo beans, and Greek yogurt.
  2. Then add your preferred toppings.
  3. Blend until it becomes smooth. Make sure to taste it before serving it with veggies, fruits, or chips.
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You will never go wrong with these healthy snack recipes. Not only are you filling yourself up with delicious food, but you are also making yourself healthy and fit. We need it, especially during these hard times, it’s one of our best weapons against the deadly coronavirus.

Try these quick and easy healthy snack recipes at home and share your favorite ones with your friends and family – share it online too!

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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