Summer is coming and that means delicious fruits and vegetables that may not have been available in winter are certainly in season! Quite often we can get caught up in the silly season and over indulge ourselves in chocolate and other decadent sweets. Being conscious of what you are eating and ensuring you not only take care of yourself but feed your body nutritious meals and snacks, is extremely important to maintain that summer bod and strong immunity. Being healthy does not mean you have to deprive yourself of delicious treats. Here are 3 healthy snacks to include within your day, that will help curb the bad cravings and ultimately feed your soul and nourish your body.
1. Green Guns Bowl
THE GOOD STUFF: Blending coconut water, fresh coconut pulp, kiwi and chia together to make your breakfast or snack base is wholesome and filling. Add fresh kiwi, blue berries (or any on hand) and fresh coconut shavings on top. I also like to add in almonds for crunch or some muesli and banana if I have a big day ahead.
2. Weekday Water Infusions
THE GOOD STUFF: Whether you have a glass bottle or a BPA free water bottle, infuse your water with berries, lemon, lime and cucumber for a kick to your day. You will maintain hydration whilst consuming the vitamins and minerals important to heal and protect your immune system. The lime and cucumber is fantastic for skin helping to revitalise and brighten. When you finish the water simply snack on the ingredients. YUM!
3. Sweet & Savoury Snack Bites
THE GOOD STUFF: Whether you are feeling hungry for savoury delights or sweet pick me ups, using a rice cracker instead of bread will allow you to enjoy your chosen ingredients more, without that bad carb bloated feeling. For sweet, make yogurt or light ricotta as your base and just add fruit. For savoury, add avocado or light Feta cheese for some flavour with your toppings. These snack bites are great for lunch or simply a quick afternoon pick me up.
So there you have it. Three Summer snacks you can create and vary to your own taste buds, that will help curb your sugary cravings and maintain your summer bod. Utilise the fruits and vegetables in season, summer only comes around once a year so make the most of it.
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