7 Healthy Snacks to Help You Maintain Your Summer Bod
That moment when you’re stomach is rumbling and you begin to reach for anything that’s in arm’s length… don’t do it!! Remember, the beach and ‘summer Fridays’ are here. Snicker commercial aside, there’s healthier snacks that can help get us through the day without increasing your calorie intake too much. At least save those really indulgent meals for a fancy shmancy restaurant, right? Here’s a couple snack ideas to appease your cravings and help you maintain your summer figure.
Ever Heard of Sorghum? What about Kamut? Before Nature Nate’s, I hadn’t either, but now I’m glad I have. Nate creates a sort-of popcorn out of these all-natural plants. But unlike popcorn, sorghum and kamut have added benefits like no GMOs or gluten, less glucose, more protein, the ability to lower cholesterol and high anti-oxidants to keep your skin glowing.
Favorite Flavor: Rosemary & Garlic which tastes like Garlic Parmesan Popcorn. This is one great savory snack.
Gelato is becoming incredibly popular, but I bet you’ve never seen them like this before. Divino brings a gourmet element to your favorite frozen treat by serving their gelato in the skin of the fruit from which they’re made. A lot like ices, Divino’s gelato comes in flavors like Plum, Lemon, Kiwi, Apricot, Tangerine and Peach. These will make you feel like you’re indulging on those hot summer days but save you hundreds of crazy ice cream calories!
Favorite Flavor: Tangerine. It’s basically a tangy citrus flavored ice, but eating it makes you feel classy while you indulge.
If you’re a fan of Cheese Doodles, you’ll love these healthier Quinoa snacks. i heart keenwah is a quinoa puff that’s slightly crunchier than a cheese puff. They come in 4 flavors and you really can’t go wrong with any one of them.
Favorite Flavor: My favorite is the incredibly spicy Sweet Chili which hits you with the perfect amount of salt, crunch and heat.
Summer isn’t summer without cocktails, happy hours and drinks on the water. Kiss Mix is your solution to those heavily-caloric and often overwhelmingly dry drinks that are more suited to colder weather. These little cans pack a flavor punch that is both delicious and satisfying. With about the same alcohol content as a bottle of beer, you’ll be sure to enjoy the fruity flavor of Kiss Mix.
Favorite Flavor: Lemon Drop. It’s delicious, sweet and tart and perfect for the beach.
Speaking of drinks, have you tried these? This blogger is not a huge fan of sparkling water, but one taste was almost enough to make me think twice. These lighter-than-soda beverages pack a ton of flavor into something that is typically bland. With a variety to choose from and a relatively low price-tag, you’re going to want to stock your fridge with these for a bubbly alternative to beach hydration.
For a variety of snacks that are guaranteed to keep you slim AND not raise your blood sugar (it says so right on the label), look no further. Their website offers everything from Chocolate covered cookies (my personal favorite of the samples I received) to brownies, to muffins. While choices are hit or miss, many of their low-cal options pack a punch of flavor considering their diet-friendly label. The chocolate flavors are your best options as the chocolate flavor is clearly evident. They even offer more meal-type options like low-cal bread and pasta if you’re more of a carbs-for-snacks type of person.
Favorite Flavor: Chocolate covered cookies – They are the perfect mix of fluffy spongy cookie and flavorful chocolate glaze.
Disclaimer: Some items were gifted to the blogger, making this a somewhat Sponsored Post. However, all opinions are based on bloggers honest taste and reactions to the food/beverage itself.