You find yourself rummaging in your drawer (or office fridge) looking for something to snack on. Ah! There’s a bag of potato chips and with a sigh of satisfaction; you happily munch your chips.
But wait a minute…….
That snack you are happily munching contains about 200 calories that you don’t really need!
No, don’t spit it out!
Nutritionists have confirmed that snacking helps fight weight gain and also keeps your metabolism stable.
Snacking is great as long as it is healthy and within your budget. Don’t worry. There are loads of budget friendly healthy and tasty snacks that you can reach for when that snack craving hits you.
Healthy and budget snacks together?
Is that possible?
Below is a list of 15 health budget snacks that you can treat yourself to:
• Air-Popped Popcorn
• Hard-boiled eggs
• A serving of nuts (raw almonds are my personal favorite, though I eat them in moderation – they can be pricey!)
• Yogurts (make sure they aren’t filled with sugar!)
• Pickled vegetables
• Crackers and cheese
• Carrots (buy the big ones and slice them yourself – no need to pay extra for baby carrots)
• Beans (white or black)
Sliced Cucumber with Goat Cheese
Hummus (make your own to keep the cost down)
Salsa and Veggies (especially freshly homemade!)
Be rest assured that you are not alone in your craving for snacks.
But next time the craving creeps up on you, try to choose one of the healthy snacks above instead of reaching for that bag of potato chips. Your body will thank you! (No really, it will!)
Do you have a favorite frugal and healthy snack? Please share in the comments box below.
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