When hunger strikes and we open the fridge, there is a much greater chance that we will chow down on whatever we happen to see first rather than take the time to dig around in the back for something else. If you, like most people, have a lot of unhealthy food sitting front and center in your icebox, maybe it’s time to rotate some of the foods in there around to help make it easier for you and your family to live a healthy lifestyle.
Try pushing these healthy snacks to the front of your fridge so that the next time your tummy grumbles you reach for the good stuff:
Not only are apples good for us, but they are considered a great substitute for unhealthy sweets such as cakes, candies, and other calorie-rich snacks and desserts. Besides carrying cancer risk-reducing nutrients, apples can offer an energy boost that some say is stronger than coffee!
Veggies and Hummus
When you are craving something crunchy with zest, crispy vegetables like carrots and celery paired with tasty hummus can satisfy your craving. Try pre-cutting a bunch of veggies at the beginning of each week so you can easily grab and munch away without being deterred by the thought of having to prepare anything!
Part-skim cheese sticks are a great snack – especially for those on the go! Eat one by itself or pair with some whole wheat crackers for a tasty and filling snack that will keep you satisfied and feed your need for a salty snack.
This low fat snack has two times the protein of regular yogurt and much less sugar. This thick, creamy yogurt contains healthy probiotic cultures that are great for eliminating toxins from your system. Drizzle a half cup of this stuff with honey to make a treat that will make you think you are eating a decadent dessert!