Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Best Healthy Foods to Snack On*

At the moment it is currently the season of studying for exams amongst GSCE, A-Level and University students which means a lot of time is spent indoors which leaves plenty of temptation to snack on unhealthy snacks such as chocolate, crisps, biscuits, cans of pop and more! 

Although there is a feel good factor to nibbling on tasty treats and fizzy drinks especially when studying for gruelling exams, there is actually a very unhealthy side to filling your body with sugary and fatty foods and drinks which could actually affect your studying as a whole. 

It is a known fact that consuming the wrong food and drinks makes you pile on the pounds and clogs your arteries full of fats, but it can also cause you to crash quickly after sugary snacks have digested which is no good for you when you need to keep awake and energised to achieve excellent grades. 

The best way to snack whilst studying is to find healthy treats to keep you occupied which are not only good for you but they will keep you full of goodness and energy throughout your days of reading your books. 

Humus and carrot/celery sticks: Having a dollop of humus to dip naturally healthy snacks into makes it a bit more exciting to eat and the chick peas in the humus will provide your body with slow releasing energy to keep you going until your next meal. 

Ryvita with low fat cheese: Ryvitas are an excellent snack as they are low in calories and they add a crunch to many spreads and toppings to suit your taste. Low fat cheese is a great spread for Ryvitas and if you check out the Ryvita website they cater many healthy recipes for you to explore. 

Handful of almonds: Almonds are high in natural fats but they are also really good for you to snack on as not only are they filling and easy to access but they also contain phytochemicals which protect you against heart diseases, strokes and other chronic diseases. 

Chunky peanut butter Think snack bars: Think products from LUXE BC are a great substitute for a chocolate bar especially if you have a massive sweet tooth as they have no sugar, they are gluten free and provide high protein and most of all they are very tasty! 

Chopped apple & a small dollop of peanut butter: This quick snack literally takes minutes to make and will satisfy your sweet cravings when studying and as the saying goes – ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. 

Metcalfe’s skinny popcorn: This snack is provided in many savoury and sweet flavours and each packet is low in calories and fats which make them an extremely desirable snack to have by your side when you are glued to your laptop and books. 

Other tips you can follow is replacing sugary drinks for water as it is important to keep dehydrated as this will keep your concentration levels at a high! If you are a bit bored of water then try drinking a low fat hot chocolate or even better, mix up smoothies in a blender by using lots of fresh fruit and you can find many healthy recipes for these via Google!
*This post is sponsored by LuxeBC

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13 comments:

  1. hi rach! your blog is so refreshing! love the colors and layout! + great reads. will be back for more:) xo

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  2. Loved this post, I am guilty of sugar snacking and I always regret it when I crash like a mofo later on. These all actually sound delicious so I will definitely revamp my snacking habits xx

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    1. Hey lovely, thanks for the comment. I am so bad at gorging on chocolate and stuff too but I've tried so hard for my final revision period to eat almonds, carrots with dips and whatever takes my fancy at the local health food shop and I think it's much more satisfying in the end too! :D X

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  3. I love skinny popcorn! Clementines are my go to healthy snack! X

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    1. I keep hearing about skinny popcorn, I'm really going to have to get my hands on some! :) Thanks for commenting X

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  4. This is great :) I have cashew nuts in my car to stop me from snacking on junk when I get peckish.

    The one that really baffles me is peanut butter; I thought it was meant to be unhealthy?

    Salli
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    1. I love snacking on almonds the most! :) I think peanut butter is great because it's a source of slow release energy, like bananas - so it keeps you going for longer :) X

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  6. thanks for this post! I really want to start eating healthily as my diet is horrible but I'm always stuck for ideas on what I can actually eat. There are some great and delicious sounding ideas in this post and I will definitely be trying some of them out.

    Emily Jane xo

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  7. LOL funnily enough at this very minute I should be writing 4000 wordsand in front of me are chocolate biscuits and cupcakes, I just cant eat heathily when studying! I really struggle!

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  8. Definitely agree with this post, I eat so much crap when I'm revising! Apples with almond butter are so good (I can't eat peanuts). Some great ideas here :)

    Jess xo

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