5 Healthy Afternoon Snacks
It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or have a full time job,
once 3 p.m. hits, energy levels inevitably drop. Many people reach for
a bag of chips or the left over donuts in the break room to satisfy their
cravings. However, that’s when the guilt sets in. Avoid this vicious
cycle by opting for these healthier snacks instead - because Greater El
Monte Community Hospital, we don’t believe you should have to sacrifice
taste for health.
Five Healthier Snacks to Get You Through the Afternoon
1. Trail Mix
Trail mix is a foolproof snack guaranteed to delight people of all ages.
When you toss nuts, dried fruits, and seeds together, not only do you
get a delicious treat, but you have access to boundless energy. What’s
better is that you can customize your own trail mix to suit your taste
buds, and can even sneak in pieces of dark chocolate.
2. Apples & Peanut Butter
Do you remember eating apples and peanut butter as a kid – enjoying
the nutty, savory flavor of the peanut butter paired with a crisp apple?
There’s no reason you can’t continue to enjoy this snack!
With peanut butter now available in individually sized packets, you can
simply grab one with an apple when you’re on the go. Allergic to
peanuts? No problem. Try almond or cashew butter instead!
3. Hummus & Veggies
If you’re looking for something a bit more savory, look no further
than hummus and vegetables. Made out of tahini and chickpeas, hummus serves
as the healthier alternative to a heavy dip. Paired with fresh vegetables,
this snack will leave you feeling good and looking good.
4. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is packed with protein, calcium, and other nutrients. By adding
some honey and fresh fruits, you can transform your snacking experience.
With the popularity of the snack, you can find more brands on the shelf
at your local supermarket.
5. Kale Chips
Do you have a hankering for something crisp and salty? Turn to kale chips!
When baked and topped with salt and pepper, kale turns into the perfect
alternative to a bag of chips. And it’s much better for you! If
you’re feeling adventurous, you can try adding some spice or Sriracha
on your chips too.
We hope you enjoy these healthy snacks and power through your afternoons
like a champ! For more helpful tips on staying healthy, please visit our blog!
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