We all get the urge to snack during the day. Unfortunately, most packaged snacks are loaded with trans fats, simple carbs, sugars, and a ton of unhealthy nutrients that we could do much better without. But the fact is that we’re human, and as much as we try to fight our appetites to snack on delicious treats, we eventually give in. As a consequence of our actions, we’re often left with lingering feelings of regret that don’t go away until our next workout session.
Finding snacks that taste good while not consuming you with guilt can be a seemingly impossible task. But believe it or not, there actually are foods that are both delicious and healthy. Here at SciFighting, we’ve conjured a list of five tasty treats that’ll satisfy your tastebuds without completely destroying your conscience.
Here are five health conscious snacks that won’t leave you feeling guilty after you’ve devoured them:
1) Dried Fruit
This is fairly axiomatic. Dried fruit is fruit without the juices. Dried fruits are packed with vitamins and other nutrients that contribute to a healthy snack. Some dried fruits, such as dried apricots, can have a lot of calories. So you should be careful not to eat too many. Even so, if you’ve decided that you want to pig out on some sort of snack, it’s much better to pig out on dried apricots than Oreos or chocolate chip cookies.
2) Organic Dark Chocolate
Although not as sweet and tasty as milk chocolate, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants that have many health benefits, such as: boosting your immune system and preventing cardiovascular disease.
3) Organic Probiotic Yogurt
This pasty wonder is abundant in calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, and vitamins B-2 and B-12. It’s great to have after a workout because of it’s recovery benefits and tossing in some sliced fruit will make it even more delicious.
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you. As for hummus, it’s packed with omega 3 fatty acids, iron, vitamin B6, copper, folic acid, manganese, tryptophan, tyrosine, phenylalanine, and amino acids. Furthermore, it’s one of the most delicious Mediterranean delights you’ll ever have.
5) Organic Granola
Granola is made from rolled oats and has all the health benefits you’d expect from a grainy meal. The good organic brands of granola are loaded with fiber, protein, and healthful unsaturated fats. You should be careful to avoid the brands that load their granola with oils and sugar making them high in saturated fat and calories.