Healthy Snack Ideas For Summer
With the rising temperature these days, all of us are more keen to stay at home and lounge on snacks all day long while binging on our favorite shows. To keep your health, fitness, nutrition & summer body in check make sure to choose good quality healthy snacks over fatty greasy junk. It is best to choose snacks that are low in fat and have no added sugar and are high in fiber so that you can stay full even though you only consume less calories. Here are our top 5 picks when it comes to Summer Snacking:
1. Nuts & Trail Mixes:
Nuts and seeds are good sources of protein, healthy fats, fibres, vitamins, and minerals. Research shows that making nuts a regular part of a healthy diet helps to regulate our weight, and can protect against chronic diseases. Instead of snacking on biscuits and chocolates, have a handful of raw or dry roasted nuts. Pair them with vitamin C rich foods and add them to drinks (such as tomato, capsicum, orange and citrus juices) to boost your summer iron absorption. Check out our range of trail mixes and premium nuts roasted and seasoned for a delicious crunch.
2. High Protein Snacks:
Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Protein is also important for growth and development in children, teens, and pregnant women. Your metabolism is generally higher during summer and a high protein diet really helps facilitate weight loss. Shop from our collection of protein-rich snacks and chocolates to enjoy this summer. To know more about high protein snacks, click here.
It’s hard to go wrong with fruits. Snack on fruit slices like watermelon, apples, oranges, etc. Apple slices with nut butters are a match made in heaven. Be it nutrition wise or flavor wise. On one hand, fruits are rich in fiber and on the other hand, nuts provide healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fiber — pretty much all of the filling nutrients you should look for in a snack in this scorching heat. Shop for single ingredient nut butters to combine with fruit slices to enjoy a crisp and creamy snack. Try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon for an added flavor boost!
4. Chia Pudding:
Chia seeds are tiny nutritional powerhouses loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and plant-based protein. Make your homemade chia pudding with non dairy milk, 100% natural chia seeds, add in sugar-free cocoa powder for some chocolatey goodness, 100% natural fruit jams for that added flavor twist. The perfect delicious and healthy dessert to satisfy all those sugar cravings without any guilt.
5. Granola Bars:
Crunchy, sweet, and satisfying, granola bars are great for summer snacking. It tastes good and it’s good for you. High-fiber foods, like the oats and whole grains found in granola, fill you up and keep you feeling fuller longer. Dried fruit and nuts also contain antioxidants, like vitamin E, which can lower inflammation in the body. The flaxseed, fruits and whole grains have also been shown to reduce hypertension. Create you own homemade granola bars this summer with our 100% natural granolas in a variety of flavors like strawberry, honey almond and chia choco.
Make sure to eat healthily and take care of your body while also enjoying the summer and soaking up the warmth. If you have more healthy snack ideas make sure to post and tag us at @munchbox_me on Instagram to get featured. Head on to our online store and order some delicious snacks to treat your body the right way, this Summer!