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Eating between meals is a normal habit nowadays. It is recommended to eat nutritious snacks in between meals to keep energy levels up and to avoid over eating when lunch or dinner time arrives.
You got to be wise on your choices. Look for the right calories and nutrients for you. What activities have you planned for the day? They will require specific food intake at the proper time. It is also important to consider your age, history, etc, so visiting a nutrition professional would be awesome.
Here are just a few delicious ideas we have selected as our personal favorites!
Cottage Cheese-Filled Avocado
This is a delicious fruit and dairy combination that offers protein and fiber. Slice the avocado in half, discard the pit and fill the center with cottage cheese. You can even try some lemon drops which enhance the flavor of the avocado. Or try adding some walnuts on the cheese! They are rich on serotonin, which is always good, right?
Milk and Banana
A fruit is always a good snack choice, and if paired with proteins it will make you sustain your energy levels for more time.
Banana and milk are a popular combination when deciding on shake flavors. If you like this option, we encourage you to try it with chopped almonds, honey and oatmeal -great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants-. Just get the ingredients in the blender and mix it up.
Shellfish is not generally thought of as a snack food, but if you keep pre-cooked shrimp handy it can become a great one!
Combine it with greek yoghurt, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. You will be amazed and you will be getting heart-healthy omega-3 fats.
Lentils are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are a good source of protein, iron, phosphorus and copper, and a very good source of fiber, folate and manganese.
So the only task would be to mix and match until you discover your favorite lentil salad. You can add arugula, sprouts or any seasonal veggies. Prepare a rich healthy dressing with spices of your choice and voilá!