There are several foods that can be included in a healthy snacks list. Part of your nutritional intake for the day can be done when you have a snack in the morning, middle of the day, or in the evening. You should avoid eating too close to bedtime, however, as your stomach should not be digesting food while you are trying to sleep.
Raw fruit or vegetables can certainly be included in a healthy snacks list. Vegetables like celery and carrots have almost no calories and contain fiber and other nutrients but they will not leave you feeling full for long. If you like to eat something sweet that is good for you, an apple is a great choice. Apples contain fiber and pectin, which are good for digestion. Grapes are also delicious when they have been frozen. Just place them individually on a cookie sheet or tray and allow to freeze. They are very sweet and a much better choice than cake or most cookies.
There are various types of yogurts on the market that are nutritious snacks. These include soy, plain or Greek. Instead of buying yogurt that contains fruit, you can add your own to plain varieties. Yogurts contain "good" bacteria which helps boost immunity and aids the digestive system.
A healthy snacks list should include protein sources. When we consume protein it keeps the blood sugar at normal levels and we feel full longer. Nuts are rich in protein. These include almonds, cashews, sundflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts. You can make your own trail mix by combining your favorite nuts along with dried cranberries or other dried fruit. This is a snack that is easy to carry with you if you are going to be away from home for several hours.
Muffins are a nutritious snack if you make your own. Bran, wheat germ, and unbleached whole wheat flour can be used along with blueberries or other fruit.
These are items that are suitable for a healthy snacks list. They will not add a lot of calories, and can keep you satisfied between meals.
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