I don’t know about you, but I honestly sometimes think that there is something wrong with me when it comes to how often I have to snack at work. During the weekend I can go literally hours without eating – like I’m talking at least two Netflix movies, guys – but when it comes to the Monday to Friday slog, if I don’t eat for about an hour I start to feel a bit faint.
If you’re in the same boat as me and you’re looking for some snacking options that do not involve the words ‘chocolate’, or ‘chicken chips’ then you have come to the right place. If you are looking to lose weight, the good news is that snacking is actually a good thing, with nutritionists suggesting that women eat six smaller meals a day, instead of three large ones as it is said to boost your metabolism.
The key to healthy snacking is simply choosing nourishing, low calorie snack options that will help to keep you satisfied for longer. And yes, low calorie snacking can be tasty!
There’s a reason that Japanese women have the best bodies! Okay, it may not just be edamame alone, but at only 30 calories per 10 pods, these little gems are the perfect low calorie snack. With the additional benefit of being super high in protein, edamame beans are also surprisingly filling.
Arguably the best berry out, blueberries are not only delicious, but very low in calories (1 cup = just 85 calories). High in vitamin C and complete with antioxidant powers, blueberries are also great for your immune system, assisting iron absorption, and maintaining healthy skin and hair.