Looking for a quick bite to eat at the gym and work, or for a snack after lunchtime? Do you need something healthy for between classes? Well, look no further! The bites on this list are healthy and are rich in protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients! The snacks are organized by what nutrient they are rich in, so in case you are looking for something healthy and filling to add to your diet, check out this list!
Protein bars are your least unusual choice in this category, as they are, well, protein bars. Named for their high protein content, they can run you a couple of bucks per bar for the higher-end versions. Protein bars are also generally more processed than other options. Not all bars are equal, either: Nutrigrain bars, for example, have more carbs and calories than some other bars– and Nature’s Valley Oat and Honey bars have more fat and carbs than their Nutrigrain equivalents. Bananas and peanut butter are a tried and true protein-rich snack staple. Along with whole wheat toast, in a smoothie, or created into a homemade bar, bananas and peanut butter make a great protein-rich snack that children of all ages can enjoy. Allergic to peanuts? No problem! Sunflower seed butter, soy butter, or any other substitute works just as well. Peanut butter and their alternatives are also excellent sources of healthy fats.
Like sunflower seed butter or peanut butter, seeds and nuts are excellent sources of healthy fats. Healthy fats, when replacing unhealthy fats, are a great way to keep your heart healthy and lower your cholesterol levels. Other sources of healthy fats include eggs, dark chocolate, and avocados, all unusual and delicious snack foods that you can add to your diet! Cheese, in moderation, is also great to add to your diet.
Snacks like Triscuits, Wheat Thins, and SunChips are all excellent sources of healthy grains! Whole wheat chips and snacks, when consumed in moderation, add an essential element to your diet that you can’t overlook! Combining these entire wheat snacks with healthy fats and protein, with a side of fruits and vegetables, are a snack that hits all major food groups. Try a well-rounded bite to eat as part of a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain your weight and stay healthy!
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