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#12 My Top 5 Healthy Snacks

For some people, snacking can be their biggest downfall. Don’t waste all of your hard work on poor snack choices.

Here are some of my top 5 healthy snacks:

1. Carrot sticks and hummus

One of my favourite snacks! Hummus is great because it is full of nutrients with no cholesterol and limited fats. It is also high in protein and healthy fats, which are important for maintaining a healthy heart. Hummus also has many other essential minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Make sure you check the labels before purchasing hummus, or better yet, make your own!

2. Fruit

Fruit often gets a bad rap because it is high in sugar and carbohydrates. Fruit does contain fructose but consuming fructose from fruit is entirely different than consuming fructose from processed foods and drinks.

Fruits are actually great because they are high in fiber, water, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Plus, fruit is super convenient and filling so makes for the perfect snack. Just make sure you’re sticking to whole fruit rather than dried fruit and fruit juices. My favourites are bananas, apples and berries.

top 5 healthy snacks - fruit3. Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs are low in calories, high in protein and very nutritious. Plus they increase your good cholesterol! They do contain healthy fats though so make sure you’re not going overboard. Protein is found in the egg white and fat in the egg yolk. A great way to increase the protein and reduce the fat is to make an omelette with one whole egg (i.e. one yolk) and a few egg whites.

4. Protein shakes

Quick, easy and pretty tasty! I always talk about why protein is so important for your diet and the benefits (including keeping you full for longer). I have at least one scoop of natural whey protein every day to help me reach my required protein intake. If you haven’t got a protein powder, I highly suggest you invest in one.

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5. Yoghurt

Yoghurt contains a whole heap of healthy bacteria, which is important for maintaining a healthy gut, plus lots of vitamins and minerals, and calcium of course. Did you know that yoghurt is also high in protein? Yoghurt is one of the best snacks and something that I eat on a daily basis, without fail! I am lactose intolerant so I eat Black Swann lactose free greek yoghurt. Make sure you check the labels to make sure it’s not packed with sugar.

I eat most of these foods on a daily basis, and snack regularly (at least 2 to 3 times per day). For a full description of my daily diet, check out my previous blog post here xx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

10 comments on “#12 My Top 5 Healthy Snacks”

    Addie says:

    I enjoy and choose the snacks you recommend! Yay! :)

      Rachael Attard says:

      Good for you! :) You’re on the right track.

    Alicia says:

    I made the strawberry cream protein pancakes and they were incredible! Thank you for posting a guilt free meal… Please post more if possible! I love food and want to get into a healthy regimen :)
    Thanks!

    Also can you make a post about mathematically calculating your calories and carb intake based on age, gender, weight, etc etc please?

      Rachael Attard says:

      You’re most welcome! I will aim to put all my recipes up on my blog by next week :) And I will do a post on how to calculate your calorie intake tomorrow. I have already done a post on how to calculate your macros (including carbs), but how to calculate your calories should come first. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post! :) x

    louise says:

    hummus is definately a fav of mine <3

      Rachael Attard says:

      Me too! :)

    Arely says:

    Hi do you have any recommendations for sources of protein(or protein shakes) for vegans? Thank you!

      Rachael Attard says:

      Investing in a vegan protein powder (such as pea protein) will help you meet your protein requirements! Other great sources of protein include nuts/nut butter, leafy greens and vegetables, quinoa, tofu, lentils, soy beans and non-dairy milk (soy, almond, etc). I hope that helps! x

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