If you’re among the many women with the goal of leading a happier, healthier life in the new year, good for you! But you don’t have to wait until 2013 to try out these nutritious snacks. After all, it doesn’t hurt to get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions!
If you enjoy the concept of snack time as much as the snack itself, you’ll love pomegranates. The time it takes to get the seeds out will build the anticipation, and a single pomegranate provides hundreds of tasty little seeds, so you can enjoy your snack for longer. Plus, the fibre will fill you up, while the natural sugars will give you an energy boost, so you’ll have the energy you need to power through your day!
Though store-bought plantain chips tend to be high in fat, these yummy little treats are easy to make yourself. Simply cut a ripe plantain into thin slices, and place them on a baking tray. Lightly rub them with a touch of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Then bake them in the oven at 400 degrees F for 15–20 minutes, flipping them over halfway through. Plantains are high in potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A, and they’re delicious to boot!
Dates and almond butter
You’ve likely heard of combining peanut butter and apple slices as a snack. Although that’s an excellent option, we find a couple of dates and a tablespoon of natural almond butter to be a little more satisfying. The density of dates gives you a better sense of fullness, and their sweetness will make you feel as though you’re enjoying a truly decadent treat — but it’s all nutritious goodness!
Be a little cautious when having granola for a snack — some granolas will fill you up with nutrients, but others are more sugar than anything else. That’s why your best option is to make your own healthy version at home; that way you’ll know exactly what’s in it. This healthy homemade granola is loaded with fruits, oats and nuts and is low in sugar and unhealthy fats. For a seasonal favourite, check out this delicious pumpkin granola.
Goat cheese on Melba toast
For a savoury and satisfying midday snack, a slice of goat cheese on a few pieces of Melba toast is delicious. It’s the perfect soft and creamy treat to give you an energy boost and get you through the day. You can also sprinkle on a couple of dried cranberries for a surprising pop of sweetness.
Greek yogourt with berries and maple syrup
Sometimes you know it’s too early for dessert but really want a sweet treat. That’s when this yummy snack will come to your rescue! Stir a teaspoon or two of maple syrup into half a cup of Greek yogourt, sprinkle on some berries of your choosing, and enjoy. Greek yogourt is high in protein, so it will fill you up, and the thick creaminess will satisfy your cravings.
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