Through the cold winter months when layering is absolutely necessary and we’ve all succumbed to living in our chunky sweaters, it’s easy to let our healthy habits slip away. There’s something about those cold winter days that make you want to snack, especially at the office. But, with warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to get back on the bandwagon.
As personal stylists, we’re big advocates for healthy eating because we know how important it is to feel your best when you’re getting dressed each morning. To help you get back on track, we came up with a list of guilt free treats to keep you satisfied and healthy throughout the rest of the year. Keep scrolling and get snacking!
Put those high sodium chips down! Instead treat yourself to low-fat air popped popcorn. The best thing about popcorn is that 3 full cups equals one serving. We know that low fat sounds like you’re depriving yourself of the good stuff, so there are a couple of healthy ways you can butter up your popcorn — without the butter.
To make your popcorn a little less bland drizzle on some olive oil and add a pinch of your favorite natural seasoning or nutritional yeast (a tasty cheesy option if you’re vegan.)
2. Roasted chickpeas or beans
If you’re not into popcorn, you can enjoy a serving of your favorite roasted legumes as a savory snack. With this option you’ll also be adding to your essential protein and fiber intake.
3. Dried fruit
Instead of reaching for the cookie jar, swap in a couple of pieces of dried fruit. The sugar in dried fruit is more concentrated than in fresh fruit, making it a satisfying sweet treat that’s way healthier than your usual baked good option.
4. Rice cakes + cottage cheese + fruit
Another option if you want just a hint of sweet are rice cakes topped with cottage cheese and berries. This snack is refreshing and a good balance of mixed nutrients.
5. Celery + Tuna
Tuna is a great high protein lunch option but it also makes for a delicious snack. Pairing it with celery and making tuna-celery boats gives it just the right amount of crunch—no bread needed!