Healthy Snacks

I have been posting a lot regarding beauty and fashion, so I wanted to mix it up. I have been working to eat healthier. I used to be so good before we had our daughter, but then life got real real. Haha! When I am out running around for work it is really hard to eat healthy. However, I have been trying to keep myself close to home when I’m tied to the computer. This keeps me on track!

My first favorite snack is diced sweet potatoes! I simply dice a sweet potato, cover in olive oil and seasoned salt. In a 400 degree oven it take about 20 minutes to get them perfect. I’m not a big fan of just a plain baked sweet potatoes, but for some reason I am in love with these. They store in the fridge well and heat up just fine. Perfect to prep and just throw in the microwave on busy days.

Next is pickles! I read somewhere that eating foods that are fermented food help a lot with skin, mainly because they are good for the gut. Not to mention a whole jar is like 100 calories. Now, I know some people don’t like them, but I have been drinking pickle juice since I was a kid. I never really thought to keep them in the house, but after reading that I figured why not? My favorite are Claussen sandwich slices.

Now, this one may not be the most ideal, but it is so good on the go! Applesauce in a pouch. I buy them for our daughter and one day I didn’t have time to eat, so I threw one in my purse. It saved me at mid-day! Just be mindful of the ones you buy. Since it’s fruit it is high in sugar, however I get a brand only contain apples and cinnamon:-)

My last EATING snack is popcorn! I mean come on? Pop it and go. Again, look at ingredients. I don’t shop by low fat or calories. I try and get everything as “real” as possible.

To close out and get some much needed sleep something I DRINK all the time is actually a good snack for me. Not something that should be lived on or a meal replacement, but can help suppress appetite and get me to my next meal. PLUS it benefits literally everything. It’s Apple Cider Vinegar in water. I know most cringe, but again I like vinegar type things so it works for me. I first really started it when I was pregnant, it helped so much with heartburn. After ready into it it helps with so many things I keep a bottle in the fridge, under my sink in my bathroom (beauty) and one at work. Just 1 teaspoon or 2 in 8 ounces is all you need. The benefits :

Suppress Appetite (YES!)

Lower Blood Sugar

Lower Cholesterol

Improve Blood Pressure

Skin Benefits ( Its like Coconut oil, fixes anything)

Heartburn (YES!)

Bloating (YES YES and YES) Drink when you wake up and bed

Digestion – (Also a YES YES and YES)

Now, I’m not a doctor so the blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure I obviously can’t vouch for, but everything else I can! If I drink it before I go to bed, I wake up feeling amazing! I know it sounds gross, but just try it.

 

These are a few of my favorite healthy snacks! I am going to get some much needed rest. Until next time!

 

xo MD

 

 

 

 

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