Daily EO Talk and Healthy Living:
What is Your Favorite Between Meal Snack?
Snacking gives us the chance to fuel our body between meals. And, healthy snacks can help rev metabolism and keep hunger at bay. As a plus, if the right snacks are eaten, we have the added benefit of extra vitamins and minerals. Here are some of my favorite snacks.
What are yours?
Nuts: Such as cashews, walnuts, and almonds are a crunchy way to add more protein and healthy unsaturated fat to your diet. If eaten in moderation, they add a host of healthy nutrients as well. Most nuts contain about 6 grams of protein per 2-ounce serving., along with a host of important vitamins and minerals. Personally, I love walnuts. With only 4 grams of carbs per ounce, walnuts give me quick on-the-go energy and help starve off hunger. Best of all, they give me a hefty dose of mega-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
As a tip, when purchasing nuts, opt for salt-free to keep your sodium intake in check. As an option to salted nuts, purchase the unsalted nuts and bake them in a low temperature oven on a sheet pan. Sprinkle with spices such as cinnamon or chipotle pepper or whatever spice you prefer. Once cooled, store these little goodies in small ziplock bags in the freezer for ready-to-eat-on-the go treats. If you prefer a bit of salt, sprinkle the nuts lightly prior to baking. Pre-packaged, salted nuts are often over loaded with salt and sometimes preservatives.
Frozen Grapes: My granddaughters taught me about the goodness of frozen grapes. They are, indeed, a delicious and satisfying little tasty sweet treat. These subzero little poppers provide a surprising burst of flavor in your mouth that can help quell afternoon sugar cravings. Frozen grapes stay soft and creamy on the inside, so they make the perfect snack. Additionally, I keep frozen green grapes in the freezer to flop into green smoothies. To freeze grapes, wash them and spread whole grapes in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze. Pop them off the tray and store in ziplock bags in the freezer.
Bananas: These golden babies are a naturally prepackaged sweet you can take anywhere. And, bananas have the added benefit of cramp-preventing potassium. I personally enjoy eating a banana most days and love the nutritional boost. Bananas, like most fruits, are not only a nutritious snack to eat between meals, but they are as delicious as grapes are in smoothies.
If you are a Young Living members, you probably already enjoy Slique® Bars as a safe, delicious weight-management snack that utilizes a dual-target approach to help manage satiety. Now this innovative bar is coated in delicious dark chocolate! Yum.
To support any weight-management plan, Slique Bars are loaded with exotic baru nuts and wholesome almonds, which promote satiety when combined with protein and fiber. Young Living also uses a potato skin extract that, when ingested, triggers the release of cholecystokinin in the body, increasing the duration of feelings of fullness. *
If you are looking for a way to snack your way to weight loss, try Slique Bars. These yummy bars deliver essential nutrients from a unique superfruit blend of goldenberries and wolfberries, plus pure Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Orange essential oils. This dual-target satiety approach and medley of exotic fruits, nuts, and potato skin extract create a nutritious, stimulant-free snack to help you feel fuller, longer.
These bars are,
• High in fiber
• No trans fat
• No preservatives
Who Should Use the Chocolate-coated Slique Bar?
• Individuals interested in an innovative tool to assist as part of a weight-management program
• Individuals interested in adding fiber to their diet
• Families interested in a convenient snack bar option
Consume before or between meals with 12 oz. of water to help manage hunger. As with any weight-loss product, this formula is designed and intended for use with a sensible program of diet and exercise. Individuals who may be sensitive to high-fiber diets should exercise care when consuming more than 2 bars daily. I limit my intake to 1 bar. Please consult a health professional prior to beginning any diet or exercise regimen.
Shirleen is the host of Essential Oil Talk and is a Young Living Essential Oil enthusiasts (member # 1220898). She is a Biblical Health Educator and hosts essential oil and healthy living classes.
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