If you’re living a lifestyle that involves a healthier diet (or plan to transition to it), you will need to have some healthier snack alternatives that are low-carb, high-fat, or high-protein or all of them depending on the type of diet you’re into. While these are also keto-friendly snacks, the ones we listed are also delicious enough to satisfy your taste buds and prevent you from looking at other yummy but unhealthy treats.
8 Healthy Alternative Snacks That Are Great for the Health Conscious
1. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are healthy because they are low in calories and high in nutrients. They’re easy to make and can also be easily bought at any neighborhood grocery store which makes them an ideal snack when you’re on the go.
With virtually almost no carbs in its soft white meat, coconuts are a delicious and healthy treat that can leave your tummy and your taste buds highly satisfied.
Olives have a high vitamin E content and other very powerful antioxidants. They’re good for the heart and help prevent cancer and osteoporosis. This salty treat is a great grab-and-go snack for your long day at work.
With its exceptional quality fat content, avocados are a great go-to snack even for those on a ketogenic diet. You can slice it open and eat it or prepare it as guacamole like this treat from The Busy Baker.
5. Dark Chocolate
Who doesn’t love chocolates? Dark chocolate, especially those that are made from at least 70% cacao, is very rich in antioxidants and minerals. You can enjoy it as it is or melt it into a fondue to dip fruits in.
6. Greek Yogurt and Mixed Berries
For a delicious and nutrient-dense snack, turn to Greek yogurt and some mixed berries. Greek yogurt is high in protein and is a great source of potassium and calcium. Berries, on the other hand, are rich in antioxidants and are considered some of its best sources, especially raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
7. Mixed Nuts
Nuts are generally high in healthy fats and are full of protein, fiber, and other plant compounds that offer several health benefits. You can mix Brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, pecans, and walnuts for a healthy and tasty trail mix that can whet your appetite and make you feel full longer.
8. Veggie Sticks with Nut Butter
Fresh or lightly-cooked vegetables paired with nut butter is a perfect combination for a healthy snack to help you with your cravings. You can make your own nut butter but you can also buy one from the store. Just make sure to check the ingredients first because a lot of them have added sugar.
While it can be a bit harder to find healthier snacking alternatives that are both healthy and yummy, it doesn’t mean they’re not out there. You just need to do a little research on what are acceptable and which ones to stay away from. It’s only a matter of time when you find the ones that best suit your lifestyle and your taste buds.