Food For Thought — July 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Health Really Can Taste Great!

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Health is very important as we all know, and it can be hard to eat healthy on the go. Many people think snacking can be a stomach’s worst enemy, but it really comes down to exactly what you are snacking on. Snacking healthy can be simple and delicious without feeling like you’re on a “diet.” These delicious healthy snacks and drinks will help you keep that bathing suit body fit this summer!

Runa Clean Energy

Runa Clean Energy was founded by two college friends who understood the wonders of Guayusa, which is an indigenous leaf found in the Amazon and has amazing antioxidant and caffeine properties, while providing a lot of immune and focus support. The only ingredients in this wonder beverage are carbonated water, citric acid, and natural flavors. These ingredients provide a healthy understanding of what we are putting into our bodies. With 120mg of caffeine and 680mg of antioxidants, you cannot only have clean focused energy all day long, but you can boost your immune health, too!

Coconut Flakes

Let’s Do…Organic has taken a new spin on healthier baking products. Imagine having a healthier alternative to desserts! Let’s Do… Organic produces unsweetened organic coconut flakes, which are naturally gluten free, high in protein and fiber, and have that delicious natural coconut flavor. Compared to other baking flakes, which contain more sugar and preservatives, this company has never added any preservatives or chemicals to their product. Thinking of a recipe? Try taking one large banana and cutting it down the center. Fill with dark chocolate chips and Let’s Do… Organic coconut flakes, and there you have yourself an amazing dessert!

chia-seeds

Chia seeds, which you can find in most supermarkets today, are a new health trend that many people are adding into their diets. Chia seeds surprisingly have so many benefits and also really don’t taste that bad. What are the benefits of these wonder seeds? Well, Chia seeds are a natural treatment to help aide in Type 2 Diabetes and reduce blood sugar spikes. They have a lot of fiber and omega 3’s needed for digestion and heart health, but they also contain calcium for your bones, and phosphorus for your teeth! Add these little seeds to warm milk, mixed in oatmeal, or even add some to a smoothie; you will be pleasantly surprised.

Yogurt Mish Mash

Yogurt Mish Mash produces a delicious line of organics smoothies, all made from real vegetables, yogurt and unsweetened fruit. They are conveniently packaged in resealable and portable pouches, perfect for on-the-go snacking. Not to mention, these fun yogurts pack a whopping 20% of your daily value of calcium and Vitamin D!

Cucumber Salad

One great healthy snack that is somewhat addicting is cucumber salad with cayenne lemon juice. The cucumbers have no calories and make for a great filling snack. Top them off with some olive oil, which has good fats, cayenne pepper, which is known to boost metabolisms and lemon juice, which is a great acid and is very good for you. This snack will be one you cannot put down.

There are so many ways to eat healthy today and most of the recipes taste great and have so many good properties for you. Always remember, bake, don’t fry; swap milk chocolate for dark chocolate; and minimize your sugar and fat intake. Sounds simple right? Well that’s because it is! Cook at home more often and buy less processed foods and look forward to a much healthier you!

Image via Christina Cooks


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