You’re sitting at work and your stomach suddenly growls–instead of devouring an entire pack of cookies, stock your drawers with delicious treats that'll save your waistline. Here are five healthy and inexpensive snacks.
Plain air-popped popcorn is a whole grain snack that’s only thirty calories per cup. The treat contains a whole kernel, making it more nutritious, and it helps to reduce the risk of stroke and diabetes. Add a teaspoon of olive oil for an extra heart-healthy touch.
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Kiwis are cheap and high in vitamin C, E, and potassium. The small fruit also has fiber and lutein, which protects your eyes. Scoop out the green bits or leave the fuzz on for more fiber and vitamin C.
Chickpeas are low in fat, high in fiber, and a great source of protein. Rinse and drain the legumes before chomping down.
Canned salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. The fish helps to reduce inflammation and can lower a person’s risk of heart attack and some cancers. Spice up the snack by transforming the food into a lux salmon patty without the bread...or added calories!
Baby carrots are easy to eat! The orange veggie’s an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin A. These nutrients help to promote eye health and protect the body against oxidation and improve the immune system. Eat a snack while working! You’ll feel less guilty enjoying these nourishing foods.