New York pastor Father George Rutler knows that in order to obtain a healthy diet and a full stomach, incorporating healthy food into a daily routine is important in order to fulfill food groups and feel better. Replacing unhealthy food is just the beginning to a healthy lifestyle, so it is a beneficial way to start the journey to overall health.
Veggie chips are puff chips made from carrots, spinach and potatoes. Instead of the unhealthy, salty and greasy feeling of potato or nacho cheese chips, veggie chips can provide a healthy alternative that feels very similar. With less sodium and sugar content, veggie chips are a good start to snacking healthily.
Celery and Peanut Butter
As a snack made popular by kindergarten or babysitters, celery and peanut butter is a healthy snack that still holds up in an older age. Giving a sweet taste of peanut butter providing protein and the celery providing daily greens, the combination is a healthy crunchy snack that will fill one up until their next meal.
For a fun twist, adding chocolate chips or raisins to the top of the peanut butter can add to the classic taste. Adding a bit more of the sweet flavor will make the celery more desirable, thus making it an even more filling snack.
Another sweeter healthy snack are granola bars. Providing the healthy impact of oats, nuts or potentially peanut and other nut butters, granola bars are usually a good source of protein. In some cases, granola bars may have chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or other sweet additions, making it not only a good snack, but a sweet alternative to an after dinner dessert.
Dried Fruit Strips
Dried fruit strips are chewy, thin strips of different fruit flavors that can replace an unhealthy option such as chewy candy. Obviously, these snacks are made from natural fruit and natural fruit flavors, providing the natural sugars needed in a daily diet. Again, these can replace a dessert if necessary, and provide a way to substitute a chewy sweet with something similar, yet healthy.
Another way to obtain a source of protein is from eating a trail mix. Either store bought or homemade, trail mix is more often than not made up of nut mixtures, providing the daily intake of protein. If desired, trail mixes may come with raisins, chocolate chips, or M&M candies, adding a sweet touch.
For those who are still weaning off their sweet tooth, dark chocolate may be a good healthy switch. Dark chocolate had much less sugar than other chocolates, as well as many minerals and antioxidants. Still providing the sense of eating something sweet and unhealthy, dark chocolate is a beneficial and actually healthy snack that may help those who are having a hard time leaving chocolate snacks behind.
Eating Healthy in Day-to-Day Life
Making easy switches to healthy options, especially in one’s snack choices, is very important in order to make the switch to a healthy lifestyle. Many people are working healthy snacks into their daily diet in order to change their lives and transform their health. To learn more about Father George Rutler, visit his biography.