7 Healthy Snacks for Busy Days

Pudding as a perfect healthy snack

Life can get busy and with that it can be easy to grab less healthy snacks in between meals. However, with a little bit of forethought and planning you can make sure you’re well prepared. That way, when the hunger pangs hit in amongst your busy day you’ll be set to nourish your body well.

Meals and snacks should ideally be consumed in a relaxed setting, away from your desk! This will aid digestion and help you to avoid ‘mindless’ eating. Here are some simple, nutritious ideas for healthy snacks that can fit into a busy lifestyle.

Fruit

Choose hand held fruits that don’t require preparation time, such as bananas and apples. Otherwise plan ahead the night before and chop up your favorite local fruits such as papaya, pineapple or mango. Pop them in an airtight container in the fridge so they’re ready to go for tomorrow. Fruit will help satisfy your cravings for sweet treats whilst giving you the fiber and nutrients your body needs.

Nuts and Seeds

Raw nuts and seeds provide a nutritious snack that doesn’t require preparation. In saying that, it’s ideal if you can soak your nuts and seeds and then dry them out in advance. This can make it easier to digest and can also enhance nutrient absorption.

Chia puddings

Chia pudding can provide amazing, balanced nutrition for your body. Make them with your favorite fruit and perhaps a dollop of natural yogurt or coconut cream. They are a satisfying snack that should see you through to your next meal. Your chia pudding should travel well in a glass jar with a tight lid. If you’re worried about it leaking then simply add the water to it once you get to work. Check out some healthy chia pudding recipes to get started!

Protein shakes

A protein shake can be a good option for snacking in amongst a busy lifestyle. Protein is essential to help repair all the tissues in the body and it will help curb your hunger. Simply pop a scoop of protein powder into a shaker. Take it out with you, then add water and shake once you’re ready to drink it.

Vegetable sticks

Cut up vegetable sticks in advance for one of the healthiest snacks possible! They might not satiate your hunger alone, so take some nut butter or hummus with you. This will add some protein and fat into the mix to help keep you fuller for longer. Vegetables that work well as raw snacks include carrots, celery and green beans. Check this article to learn how to make healthy meals easier to stick to.

Dark chocolate

Yes, dark chocolate can be considered healthy! Make sure it really is dark (70% cocoa or more) so that you’re not getting a major sugar hit with it too. Quality dark chocolate can be a little hard to come by in South East Asia so you might need to visit a specialty store.

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs make a brilliant nutritious snack. Prepare a few in advance and snack on one whenever you feel the hunger pangs hit. Eggs contain a good source of both protein and fat, so they will help to curb your appetite. As a bonus, they also contain lots of nutrients and they’re easy to find at both local markets and supermarkets.

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