25 Simple and Nutritious Snacks for Optimal Health
I am discovering that there are many educated, smart, busy professional adults who did not learn the fundamentals of good nutrition and who do not know what to eat to promote better health for themselves and their families. This reminds me of me about twenty years ago. I always shopped at the natural food stores and I thought I was a health nut. As it turns out, like many people I meet, I was clueless.
It is beyond the scope of this article to expose all the reasons why people eat poorly, and it is a vast topic. Some obvious reasons, however, include misinformation by advertisers, busy schedules, and confusion given the controversial nature of nutrition. When experts tell you different things, how can you decide for yourself
I hear it from my clients every week: they do not really know what to eat and snack on. Recently someone with whom I am working told me what she had for dinner that she thought was healthful. I cringed.
In my family, we live on incredibly healthful, delicious, freshly prepared organic and natural foods. My husband lost 25 pounds the first year we lived together. And he never dieted! We just ate well and got plenty of fun exercise.
1. Slices of apples and natural nut
2. Slices of apples with strips of string cheese.
3. Peaches and almonds
4. Blueberries and Brazil nuts
5. Cottage cheese and blueberries. Add some cinnamon and sunflower seeds for
7. Multi-grain cracker with
8. Multi-grain cracker with natural nut butter
10. Red, yellow and/or orange bell peppers dipped in
11. Celery and peanut butter
12. Celery and cream cheese
13. Strips of baked tofu
14. A lettuce and cheese sandwich. (Lettuce wrapped around some cheese with a little mayo)
15. Cucumber spears in humus. (Okay, anything in
16. Toasted multi-grain bread with
18. Some tuna on a bed of lettuce with olives and cut up tomatoes
19. Multi-grain cracker with almond butter and slices of strawberries
20. Fresh guacamole with strips of zucchini
21. Bean dip with carrot dippers and steamed broccoli
23. A tofu burger wrapped in lettuce with mustard
24. Sugar snap peas raw or blanched (cooked in boiling water for one minute) with
25. One pear and a glass of unsweetened almond milk
Regarding low-fat, non-fat. or regular variety, such as in cheeses,
Take really good care of yourself. The world is a better place when you make your own health a priority. Whose life could you inspire by your own healthy choices
With love and encouragement,
Rosie Bank is Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and the founder of Health Matters Coaching. She is the author of the book, Health Matters and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Rosie is an international speaker, blogger, and the founder of Health Matters podcast. She is certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through the American Fitness Professional Association and as a Nutrition Advisor through Sanoviv Medical Institute. Rosie’s partner in nutrition since 1999 is USANA Health Sciences. To learn how Rosie can help you maximize your health and achieve your goals, schedule here. Join our online community at Facebook to keep up on ways to stay healthy.
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