As we have seen, this type of food is not a good alternative to choose as a snack. But, then, what healthy snacks can we choose as a mid-afternoon snack?
Below you can find a total of 7 healthy snacks and very easy to prepare.
- Yogurt with almonds
Yogurt with almonds is a good alternative to eat in the afternoon. These combined foods provide a good mix of carbohydrates, proteins and monounsaturated fats, known as healthy fats.
The almond provides a high content of oleic acid, a type of monounsaturated fatty acid belonging to the Omega-9 group. A skim yogurt mixed with a spoonful of almonds will be enough to eat a full snack that does not exceed 200 calories.
- Fruit smoothie with yogurt
If in the previous point the snack consisted of combining yogurt with almonds, it is also possible to combine the yogurt with fruits to prepare a delicious smoothie. Would you dare to try it?
The shakes or smoothies are tasty and refreshing if, in addition, a little ice is added. Use milk, skimmed yogurt and fruit of your choice (bananas, mangoes, pineapple, etc.), but without exceeding more than half a cup of fruit.
- Whole toast with avocado, light cheese, and turkey
Whole-grain toast can be a great snack if combined with other healthy ingredients. Therefore, not any sausage that we find in the fridge is a good alternative for healthy eating.
If we want a healthy snack, we should discard the mortadella, the sausage or the fuet. Spread the whole toast with avocado and add a few slices of light cheese and turkey can be a snack that gives us carbohydrates of slow assimilation and protein. The avocado also contains monounsaturated fats, so it is ideal to follow a balanced diet.
- Hard eggs stuffed with hummus
Eggs are a great source of protein, and for a delicious and nutritious snack, it is possible to combine them with hummus, a cooked chickpea cream that includes ingredients such as lemon juice, olive oil or garlic.
To prepare the eggs with hummus, simply cook two hard-boiled eggs and, once prepared, replace the yolks with a few tablespoons of hummus.
- Protein and carbohydrate bars
Although some people are against these supplements, the truth is that they are an ideal snack, especially if you have little time to prepare the snack.
In the market, it is possible to find different types of bar-type food supplements that give you carbohydrates and proteins and that, in addition, have a great flavor. Of course, consult your dietitian before deciding on one product or another; He/she will be able to advise you so that you choose the right supplement to your needs.
- Apple with peanut butter
Contrary to what is usually thought, peanut butter is very healthy, provided it has no additives and is consumed in small quantities. Spread apple pieces in it for a full snack full of vitamins and healthy fats.