The following article is courtesy of Lorna Darden a fellow Fitness Moms member Enjoy!
Working a 9 to 5 can get in the way of your well being sometimes. Living a busy life can keep you from eating the right meals and snacks. The only food you can get at work tends to be the vending machine down the hall with fatty and high calorie temptations.
Maintaining your weight or trying to lose weight is difficult at work, there are so many bad influences that keep you from getting your daily nutrition. Being on the go doesn’t leave you with much time to make healthy decisions about your eating habits. Snacking healthy is very important to your health. Never let anything or anyone get in the way of your health, you have one life treat your body good and it will treat you the same.
Here are some nutritious snacks to take along with you at work and on the go.
I personally love Fiber One bars. These individual wrapped bars contain great nutrition giving you 35% of your daily intake of fiber. Each bar is 140 calories, 4grams of fat and 2grams of protein. Fiber is good for you because it not only keeps your digestive system in tact it keeps you fuller longer.
Multi-grain sun chips has 18 grams of whole grain which is good for the heart. They come in a variety of flavors and they are pretty tasty. This hearty snack contains vitamin E, vitamin B6, iron, thiamin, niacin, zinc, magnesium, protein, etc. Vitamin E and B6 are antioxidants which helps with maintaining good skin, strong immune system, and so much more. One bag is 140 calories and 6 grams of fat.
One hundred calorie packs are also good too. They are individually wrapped cracker or cookies that are made with wheat flour. They are only 100 calories and three grams of fat. Each pack gives you the right amount of portions so that you won’t over eat. It contains 4% of iron and 1gram of protein.
They always say a apple a day keeps the dentist away. Apples are low in calories, high in water which makes you feel full and are good for the teeth. Apples helps fight cancer, lowers your risk heart disease, has loads of fiber, prevents constipation and are filled with antioxidants. You can be creative with apples, cut them up sprinkle with a little cinnamon or eat them with some plain low-fat yogurt. All fruits are great as a snack, they are full of water which suppresses the appetite and are good at giving you your nutritional value. Dried fruits are gives you nourishments too.
One of my favorite favorite snacks is Yoplait strawberry yogurt! I love yogurt especially the nutrition you get from it. It comes in a wide variety of flavors and is packed with calcium and vitamin D which is good for bone health. Low-fat yogurt is best, either way you can never go wrong with yogurt.
Raisin Bran Crunch is a whole grain cereal loaded with nutrition, high in fiber, low in sodium and in fat. Pour some in a sandwich bag or a bowl to take along for a snack,. It’s sweet, crunchy and has lots of raisins which is good for your digestive health. One cup is only 190 calories and 1g of fat. Healthy cereals are a great idea as a snack.
Almonds are delicious and have a high potency of vitamin E which is good for the skin. Almonds contains good fats and protein to give you the energy that our bodies need. Walnuts are a great snack too. Also eating wheat and oat bread for a snack is very smart. These breads has a high value of protein, fiber and good carbohydrates.
Veggies like broccoli and carrots can be a daily snack. Carrots are good for your eyesight, teeth and gums. There are plenty of vegetables to choose from all are great! Healthy drinks like Ensure, V8 and other beneficial drinks are good as well.
Popcorn, this light and tasty snack has loads of fiber and is low on calories, sodium and fat. I’m talking about homemade popcorn, not microwaveable popcorn which is loaded with unhealthy fats and high in calories and sodium. Before you go to work pop you enough to last all week and bag it in small bags.
Fig bars and Quaker Oats snack bars are good too. Both are low in fat and the fig bars very fulfilling. Whole grain muffins are very healthy too. If you are a raisin lover then you will love prunes. Prunes are a very good source of fiber that will not only improve your digestive health, but suppresses your appetite, are loaded with vitamins and lowers cholesterol. They called it nature’s laxative.
Gum is good too. It might not have nutritional value, but it cleans your teeth after a meal and helps to protect your teeth and gums. Gums like Trident, Extra, Orbit, etc are wise choices. Gum can also help with your sweet cravings and with your weight loss because it has sugar in it and it is low in calories. Dark chocolate has healthy benefits, it is more healthier for you than milk chocolate.
Peanut butter is rich in protein it may be high in calories, but it offers you a great deal of nutrition. If you want to watch the calories you can choose to purchase low-fat peanut butter. It taste even better with some white or wheat crackers and whole wheat bread.
Hope these ideas can be of help wanting to be healthy is easy, but staying healthy can be difficult. By eating healthy gives you the opportunity to eat more and weigh less. Try to watch what you eat even though it can be hard at times and remember to always eat in moderation. To stay healthy and fit Fat Burning Furnace is a great fitness program to give you the body and nutrition you need to always look your best.
Health Buy helps keep you on track with all natural vitamins and supplements. Live well and eat well.
Now go run!