Healthy Snacks to Soothe the Winter Munchies
Winter time can be tough for dieters. Between the holidays, being snowed in, and simply not being as active as we are during the summer months, we all too often turn to food. We’ve compiled this list of healthy, super-portable snacks to help get you through the cold weather slump. You’ll still want to watch what you eat, but that’s always easier when what you eat is healthy, filling, and nourishing!
- Go Nuts with Nut Butter
What’s your poison? Whether you’re a peanut butter junkie or love almond butter, tossing a spoonful in a stick of celery and garnishing it with more nuts, raisins, or dried cranberries is a great way to get a highly nutritious snack on the go. Don’t shy away just because you’re calorie counting. It’s better to eat a few healthy calories than break down and stuff yourself with chips from the break room vending machine.
- Prioritize Protein with Jerky
When you need more protein in your diet, it doesn’t get better than jerky. It’s low fat, low calorie, and practically guiltless. The only thing you have to watch out for is sodium, so make sure you don’t overdo it in that respect!
- Stay Trim with Trail Mix
And not the M&M packed pre-packaged stuff. Spend a few minutes one day and make enough trail mix for a month! High fiber cereal, nuts, seeds, even a tiny smattering of chocolate, some yogurt covered raisins—the possibilities are endless! Don’t forget about dried berries, either. If you’re feeling particularly domestic, toast up some steel cut oats with EVOO and a drizzle of honey in the oven to add a little to-die-for granola.
- Delightful Deli Roll-ups
Find yourself thinking dreamily of Big Macs when lunch rolls around on a snowy day? Your body is probably craving protein and healthy fats. It’s easy to stave this one off with a few deli roll ups. They’re easy to make and even easier to eat. Slice up a veggie of your choice. Our faves are long skinny slices of cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots. Spread out a couple pieces of deli meat, layer a slice of cheese on top, and then your veggie. Just roll and go! That’s how we roll.
- Savor the Season with Pumpkin Seeds
Yes, seasonal foods are packed with pumpkin, from lattes to cream-stuffed logs, but most of those things are also packed with unhealthy fats and sugars. How about a pumpkin treat you can feel good about? Toss your raw pumpkin seeds with a little raw sugar, a dash of EVOO, and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Delicious!
- Fill Up on Fiber and Fat with a Queso and Bean Quesadilla
It takes a few seconds of prep at home, but it’ll keep you away from Taco Bell. Warm a dry non-stick skillet. Add a high fiber tortilla, a layer of drained black beans, and a sprinkle of natural cheese. Top with another high fiber tortilla. Let it sit till the bottom tortilla is browned, then flip. Add some spices if you like it caliente!
Of course, the best way to help your appetite survive the winter is staying on track with Nuez de la India. Our natural seeds and supplements help you stay trim and avoid the munchies with next to no effort on your part.