Snacks that are both healthy and delicious can be hard to come by. This next recipe is incredibly tasty but won’t make you feel guilty about chowing down. Make a batch right in your dorm room and pack them the next time you have a long study session in the library!
What You’ll Need:
1 carton of blueberries (Driscoll’s always has great berries)
2 cups of Greek yogurt (I prefer Oikos Fat-Free Vanilla)
What You’ll Do:
1) Using the toothpick as your “spear,” stick each berry and swirl it in the yogurt. Use another toothpick (or a fork) to transfer the berry onto a plate.
2) Repeat until you have covered as many blueberries as you prefer. Place in the freezer for a few hours.
3) Transfer the berries from the plate into a freezer bag and you’re ready!
Blueberries are chock full of vitamin C and antioxidants, so this is a great snack choice. Munch on a handful while you study or in between classes!
Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of foods! We found this great list of snack items that will help you maintain your healthy diet, while burning off fat. The trick is to choose items that help jumpstart your metabolism. Incorporate of these into your meals and snacks and you’ll be ready to go!
1. Nuts: Peanuts and Pine Nuts are recommended as the healthiest groups of nuts to eat. These particular types fight off weight gain by lowering triglycerides (which are acknowledged as blood fats.) Pine nuts act to reduce hunger and counteract the development of belly fat.
2. Apples: Can be a great nutritious snack around the house or after a work out. The fruit has a high percentage of a molecule called pectin, known to limit the amount of fat that cells can absorb. Apples also take longer to digest which keeps us fuller longer. In addition, they are chock full of antioxidants, which can prevent metabolic syndrome – a combination of high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
3. Oats: Similar to the benefits of apples, oats can also keep your body fuller longer. The food group contains a large amount of fiber and has been known to lower the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol. In addition, oats can help you sleep better.
4. Eggs: If you’re craving protein, eggs are one of the best sources, aside from meat. One egg is equivalent to six grams of protein. However, moderation is key, especially for those with high cholesterol.
Written by Guest Blogger, Matt Goldberg