Healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner is not that difficult! But finding a healthy snack can still be quite a challenge. Because if you have to believe the supermarket shelf with "healthy" snacks, you've come to the right place.
Unfortunately, these snacks are often full of refined sugar and other unhealthy additives. And that is very unhealthy! That's why we've selected 6 healthy snacks for you that you can eat without guilt and that are easy to take to work. Are you reading along?
We love edamame beans! You can find Edamame beans in every supermarket these days: fresh, in a plastic container in the refrigerator and as a frozen variety. Edamame contains about 12% protein, which is a decent amount for a plant-based product. It is also a high-quality protein source containing all essential amino acids. Edamame beans are easy to prepare, super healthy and very nice as a snack because you are full for a long time. Boil the raw beans for about five minutes and serve with chili flakes, pepper and lime juice or just a little salt.
Almonds contain more unsaturated fat and less saturated fat than cashews or peanuts. In addition to the delicious taste, almonds are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties and regulating blood pressure. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, protein and fiber. In addition, they give a feeling of satiety. Perfect for satisfying the appetite at work.
Dried fruit can also be used as a healthy snack. The advantage of dried fruit is that it can be stored for a long time and that it does not need to be refrigerated. Keep in mind that dried fruit still contains quite a lot of (fruit) sugars. Dried fruit is a very good substitute for sweets. It is sweet, delicious and is also full of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Raw vegetables with dip
Cut a few strips of your bell pepper or slices of your cucumber and dip it in a healthy dip (e.g. hummus). In addition to cucumber and bell pepper, you can of course also dip with carrot, tomato or many other vegetables. Would you rather have a fresh dip? Then choose a low-fat yogurt / cucumber dip.
This list would of course not be complete without the dark chocolate! Keep a bar of dark chocolate in your drawer for when you're craving something sweet. Dark chocolate contains fewer calories than other snacks. The purer, the healthier. A little every now and then can't hurt, but eat it in moderation.
Drinking a protein shake is an easy way to get the necessary nutrients, to satisfy hunger and they are low in calories. Protein shakes are not only tasty, but you can also vary them endlessly.
Keep an eye on! Because many protein shakes contain unhealthy additives and are produced without concern for the environment. Ekopura therefore offers a healthy and organic alternative. Protein without artificial and unhealthy additives and produced with respect for people, animals and nature.
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