26 Best Healthy Snacks | Bodybuilding.com
Like most people, you probably eat your three “squares” daily: a clean protein source, complex carbs, and some healthy fats. That’s not the problem. The problem comes when between-meals munchies arise and you didn’t pack any of your healthy snacks. Look around; there’s the vending machine, weeks’-old food in the fridge that looks like a science experiment, and the cupcakes on your co-worker’s desk.
If only you’d packed some healthy snacks.
Thankfully, we’ve come to the rescue (again!) with our picks for the top 26 healthy snacks. Some are high in protein for building muscle, others are low in carbs for when you’re watching your total calories, and still others are just plain good for you.
Stock up on these healthful staples and you’re less likely to sabotage your buff-to-blubber ratio. When you have the right snacks available, you can curb cravings and provide vital nutrients to support fitness gains.
Now who’s hungry?
1 NUT BUTTER PACKETS
A number of companies like Justin’s and Nuttzo are now supplying on-the-go single-serving packets of nut butters such as almond, hazelnut, or peanut. Simply tear open the portion-controlled packet and suck back the creamy goodness that’s rich in healthy fats, protein, and a number of important minerals. Look for options with the least amount of added sugar.
“A NUMBER OF COMPANIES LIKE JUSTIN’S AND NUTTZO ARE NOW SUPPLYING ON-THE-GO SINGLE-SERVING PACKETS OF NUT BUTTERS SUCH AS ALMOND, HAZELNUT, OR PEANUT.”
NEED TO KNOW
Forget the reduced-fat versions. All they do is replace the healthy fat with not-so-healthy sugar.
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