When it comes to healthy eating, there’s one pitfall I struggle with: healthy snacking.
Especially when the afternoon slump rolls around, I crave something sweet or salty to give me a little energy boost. And of course, a banana, boiled egg, unsweetened yogurt or green smoothie would do just fine, but I love a crunchy bite – and apparently, I’m not the only one.
So if you’re looking for quick & easy snacks that’ll bring just a little extra joy to your day, then take a look at these 11 healthy snacks to beat the afternoon slump.
Looking for a cooling treat that doesn’t ruin your healthy diet? Then these frozen yogurt recipes are just what you need!
Whole-milk yogurt is a rich source of healthy protein, bone-strengthening calcium and vitamin B12. Mosts yogurts also contain probiotics; friendly bacteria that support good gut health and immunity.
To get the healthiest frozen yogurt, choose an unsweetened version with live, active cultures. Do you prefer dairy-free? Try substituting with coconut milk in popsicles for a creamy treat.
Now all that’s left to do is to naturally sweeten your yogurt with fruit, honey, cacao nibs or coconut flakes, put your mixture in the freezer, et voila! Let’s take a look at 11 frozen yogurt recipes for inspiration.
Do you get in the mood for pizza and drinks as soon as the weekend rolls around?
It’s not because you follow a diet for health reasons, that you no longer get cravings. But burgers and fries, hot dogs and milkshakes have a bad rep for a reason.
Fast food is high in calories, salt and fat content (and not the good kind). The trans fats in fried foods raise the bad cholesterol and lower the good cholesterol in your blood, putting you at double risk for heart disease. What’s more, highly processed foods that are low in vitamins and fibers cause harmful spikes in your blood sugar levels, which contributes to the development of diabetes.
The solution? Making healthier versions of your favourite fast food.
Ok, the recipes below are not as fast as throwing snacks in the deep-frier, and they definitely require more effort than ordering take-out. But you can enjoy healthified ‘fast’ food without getting stomach aches, bloating or worse chronic illness symptoms from ditching your diet. Plus, you can easily adapt them to suit your eating style, whether that’s vegetarian, gluten-free or keto.
No matter if you’re craving a good shawarma, fish and chips or a soft serve ice cream, check out these 15 healthier fast food recipes for all your weekend cravings!
Nothing rings in the summer season like stone fruits. They’re luscious, juicy and their bright colours liven up any recipe, sweet or savoury. And even better, stone fruits are packed with health-boosting nutrients.
Cherries and plums contain potent antioxidants that help fight inflammation, whereas the vitamin C found in peaches and nectarines supports clear skin and good immunity. Mangoes are a rich source of betacarotene, which plays an important role in your eye health. Not that you needed any more reasons to enjoy these juicy fruits!
The only bad news is that stone fruits are only available for a short while. So we better make the most of them while we can. From breakfast to salads and desserts, sweet meets savory in these 15 healthy stone fruit recipes!
I bet the thought of having a salad for breakfast has never crossed your mind. Especially if you’re not a big fan of eating first thing in the morning, a bowl of leafy greens and other crunchy veggies probably doesn’t sound that appealing. But breakfast salads have plenty benefits worth waking up for.
Naturally, leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and disease-fighting nutrients like chlorophyll. This pigment giving plants their vibrant green colour is known for its blood-building properties and wound-healing abilities. Getting more leafy greens into your diet also supports healthy bones, reduces inflammation and protects you against heart disease and cancer. And since statistics show most of us still don’t eat enough veggies, breakfast salads are a great head-start to get those health-boosting nutrients in!
You can go sweet by adding fresh fruit to your salad or choose the full-on savory route with eggs, smoked salmon, spices or herbs. No matter if you follow the autoimmune protocol, a low-carb diet or simply enjoy a hearty meal, get inspired by these 9 breakfast salads to get you off to a flying start!
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