I LOVE TO SNACK. Really! it does not stop! How to loose weight that way? Well snack the right way! Or least the healthier way. (Sometime i do snack on fried popiah, banana fritters....and more..hey im Singaporean!)
I always watch the people in other countries raving about healthy snacks that can be found at their nearest supermarket. And living in a food paradise island, i need to do extra research to know whats good to eat PLUS its healthy. I am no pro when it comes to nutrition facts. I didn't do fantastic in my home-economic class back in secondary school either. Thats me on the extreme right!
However, I do know that healthier choice logo was invented for a reason. Heres what i plucked out from their website."This category includes plain biscuits and cookies, crisps, ice-cream and plain cakes. Products which are eligible for the HSS are individually packed in small portions according to serving sizes reflected on the Nutrition Information Panel,and they are generally lower in fat, saturated fat, sodium or sugar compared to regular products."
SO!!! That is why with this logo printed on certain products, i fully trust that the product was already checked and certified, the healthier way.
So, my TOP 5 SNACK BEGINS!
I do not have images of them because all of them are either in my office or needed to buy fresh. So since im blogging form my bed, i can only extract photos from the world wide web.
FIRST on my list!
They are crunchy, yummy, not too sweet plus filling. I present you, my new found favourite.
OAT KRUNCH SNACKS! caution: Not all flavours has the healthier choice logo. Two of them I found were the strawberry blackcurrant and the oatmeal. The chocolate one does not have a logo. I think it has a little more sugar to quality for the logo.
Link to read more: http://www.munchys.com/product.aspx?mid=2&cid=29&id=2
Nature's Wonders Almond & Cashew Nuts
I realise, since i love chips, i prefer crunchy snacks. They gave me the best satisfaction ever. So nuts are definitely it for me. I know these are amongst the priciest in the market, but boy do they taste good PLUS it really can replace your meal. (which obviously i didnt do-haha!)
My favourite fruit. The whole office knew this. And it is GUAVA. Another crunchy agent~ My favourite guava? Thai guavas! They are alot smaller and oh so sweet. I do not take them with the salt.
I was lucky to have a stall near my office who sells these. And i love every bite of it.
Heres the benefits for your body :http://www.streetdirectory.com/food_editorials/health_food/fruits/guava_health_benefits_of_guava.html
FOURTH item is....
there is only two reasons why i snack. Either its 4pm and my mouth is itchy to bite onto something, or i am hungry. So if I am hungry, this is what i grab the most.
Banana. Mind you the banana has to be this long and yellow. I do not like the short and bruised banana. haha! Talk about class~ Banana always makes me full and helps me with my bowel business too. It just never fails. I love love love it!
My FINAL snacks which i love to reach for is,
JACOB low salt high fiber cracker.When i first ate this, it does not even have a taste. Its just full of biscuit and wheat kinda flavour. But after a while it grew on me. I eat this alot. Some of my colleagues do not prefer this for tea time because they say it taste like granny's biscuits and that theres no flavour. But hey! It works!
Heres the thing about snacking guys. Do not deprive yourself from snacking just because you want to loose those pounds. The art of snacking helps you prevent yourself from being hungry throughout the day. And when that happens, you start feasting on every meals you get. Snacking is fine but take it in moderation. I snack and drink green tea together. I give and take in every given situations. If you have too much to snack, try lightening up your dinner for that day.
Ultimately, it has becomce a habit for me. I snack 2 times a day. I drink coffee once a day. And then i drink water or green tea. I hope this inspires you and if you have any better suggestions for healthy snacks, share it with us down below ya!
I thank you for reading!