3 Healthy Snacks for Summer (that you probably haven't tried before)
Snacking. It’s a love-hate relationship shared by many. Most of us love something light and snack-y but eventually end up eating sugary foods and processed meals. So snacks become this evil thing that we swear to never touch again.
But it doesn't have to be this way.
The Forte Team would like to give 3 new snack ideas. Before we get to the details, here are the guidelines we set for ourselves before selecting these snacks.
- The snack must be healthy, full of fiber and nutrients.
- It shouldn’t take more than 15-20 mins to prep.
- It should be low calorie and high protein.
- It shouldn’t be a hassle to eat and store.
- Should have minimal or no sugar.
Sounds like your cup of tea? Well then check these out.
Tired of potato chips? Well shiitake mushroom chips are a much healthier (and tastier) alternative to processed potato chips. You can grab a pack of them from stores or even make a batch yourself by baking them in the oven.
Calories: 220-270 (for roughly 1 serving)
Protein: 5 grams of protien
Mushroom chips are loaded with B1 vitamins, fiber, protein and vitamin D. Shiitake mushrooms also contain eritadenine, a compound known to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. Plus mushroom chips have a delicious savory taste and come in various flavors. The flavors are subtle and not overloaded like potato chips, keeping the natural taste of mushrooms alive.
A snack that’s perfect for mornings when you aren’t in the mood for a heavy breakfast.
Calories: 110 (per serving)
Protein: 11 grams of protein
Keto cereals are sweetened with allulose, a natural sugar substitute that has minimal impact on blood sugar levels. By using allulose as a sweetener, these cereals provide a deliciously satisfying taste without the excess carbohydrates found in traditional cereals. The inclusion of casein protein in these keto cereals adds a nutritional boost. Casein protein is renowned for its slow-digesting properties, ensuring a steady release of amino acids that support muscle repair and maintenance.
Pork rinds are pig skin that's been transformed into a crispy chips-like snack. Rinds are a tasty snack that are actually the healthier alternative to chips since they’re so low in carbs.
Calories: 80-150 (per serving)
Protein: 9 grams of protein
Pork rinds are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat. For those of us who follow keto and paleo diets, pork rinds are a godsend. They’re high in protein and collagen, making it perfect for men willing to put on more muscle. Plus collagen also boosts skin health and keeps your hair silky smooth so the benefits are worth it for everyone.
Now you can settle those cravings with something nutritious and healthy. Hope you’ll try these out.