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When looking to get fit, most people have one of two problems:
- You can’t find the self-discipline to keep up with your workouts, or
- You have issues avoiding unhealthy food.
I’ve already covered healthier meals, but in between those you might be struggling with the temptation of chips and candy bars!
Although there’s kind of a big stigma around any kind of snacking, you don’t have to give it up. I’ve spent some time scouring the web and used my own experiences to find some of the tastiest and healthiest in-between-meal foods.
A word of caution before I share my family’s self-proclaimed “best snack foods”: be careful here. After trying some of these, you could have an addiction on your hands!
More and more people are concerned with their health (me included!). With these concerns, delicious and nutritious snack ideas are becoming more prevalent. Thanks to the changing culture, I can recommend (with a clean conscience) that you try making quesadillas.
Specifically, sweet potato and spinach quesadillas. These are absolutely divine, but not quite as simple as using a toaster. You’ll need to set aside some time to prepare (and cook) a batch of healthy quesadillas, which is why I recommend making a large batch and freezing what you do not consume so that you can take advantage of your toaster oven.
I think you’ll agree that it’s well worth the time if you think ahead. If you are following Trim Healthy Mama, just use plan-approved tortillas and you’re good to go!
You, and countless other people around the world, may feel like you can’t go a day without coffee. Personally I understand this kind of attitude all too well. However, if you’re serious about having a healthier lifestyle, healthy tea is a much better option.
While tea can be a little pricey (and it’s not espresso), tea can give you a great pick-me-up, and makes for a tasty pick-me-up to keep you going. If you don’t like tea, you’ve probably only ever tried earl grey, so don’t decide you don’t like it without some exploration!
There are all kinds of distinct tea blends and flavors, so take your time finding the one for you. Some of my favorites are Rooibos, Chai, and Herbal blends.
The Best Snack Foods For Children
While most adults understand the importance of healthy living, our kids are another story. As you improve your own lifestyle, you’ll probably want to do the same for your children.
Easier said than done, right?
Multigrain waffles are an exceptionally tasty and easy to make snack, and they can be made either sweet or savory. I’m a huge fan of making grilled cheese with waffles for the boys.
Or, if your kids prefer the sweeter side of things, just add dollop of whipped cream and 100% real fruit preserves (Mrs. Miller’s is my all-time favorite!), you’ll be shocked at how eagerly your little ones tuck in and ask for more!
My boys are also huge fans of pancakes and muffins (even pancake-muffins!), so don’t stop at waffles!
Depending on the recipe you use, these snacks are high in nutrients, and there are even ways of boosting these nutritionally even more by adding a scoop of protein powder or collagen to your mix! This is just one of many easy methods to get your whole family eating healthier.
If your stomach’s growling by now, then I know I’ve done a good job! My boys think that these are the best snack foods, but be sure to explore the many different options out there. No matter how fussy your kids or partner may be, keep looking and experimenting.
I’m sure you’ll be amazed at what you find your family liking (mine asked for my brownies (recipe here)-which contain okra this weekend, so don’t lose hope!). Soon enough, you’ll have a whole menu of nutritious snacks that the whole house devours. This will see you through to the next meal without blowing your diet, and push you even closer to a healthy, happy home life!
Weigh in? What’s are the best snack foods according to your house?