Top 5 healthy snacks to make at home
Given the choice between eating a banana and a handful of chocolate digestives... the banana wouldn't stand a chance. But then there's the guilt of not going for the healthy choice - which kind of ruins the joy of the digestives anyway. If this sounds familiar, it might be time to up your snack game...because they can actually be super tasty and good for you at the same time. Here's Fit Squad DXB's top five when it comes to healthy and delicious snacks
Sliced apple and nut butter
This is perfect for a fulfilling snack that is packed full of protein, healthy fats and vitamins. Choose any nut butter of your choice, peanut butter is the obvious choice but almond is great too. Apples are high in fibre, vitamin C and a number of antioxidants. They are also very filling, considering their low calorie content.
Celery and hummus
This can be put together in seconds, celery is practically calorie-free and has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that can help improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Hummus is super rich in protein and can help fight hunger cravings and also balance blood sugar levels. It’s easily available to buy but super quick to make at home too, by throwing some chick peas, lemon juice, olive oil and seasoning into a food processor.
Easy to make and a delicious alternative to unhealthy greasy potato chips. Slice the courgette as thinly as possible, pop on a baking tray and cover in herbs and spices of your choice, then bake in the oven until crisp. Courgettes are nutrient dense and they’re super low in calories because of their high water content. Add a healthy dip like hummus to make a bigger snack.
Asparagus and hard boiled eggs
This is a great breakfast or afternoon snack. Asparagus is a very good source of fibre, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as high in chromium, which is good for metabolism and used in controlling blood sugars. Eggs are one of the best sources of natural protein and an excellent food choice to retain a strong and healthy body.
Cottage cheese filled avocado
Yes! It’s everyone’s favourite fruit – the avocado! Slice it in half and fill the middle of one half with cottage cheese and bake for 10 minutes in the oven. Simple as that and you’re ready to tuck in! Avocados contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. Cottage cheese is a brilliant snack because of its high protein and low calorie content.
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