4/9/15

#HealthyBirdy: Favourite Snacks

While you may already know I am a big lover of makeup and beauty products, I also really enjoy living a fairly healthy and active lifestyle. Today I'm taking this blog in a different direction, with the first post of a new series I'm calling #HealthyBirdy. 


I'm a big snacker! I try to eat every two to three hours to ensure my stomach doesn't begin to growl. Going long periods of time without something in our bellies, can actually cause us to overeat.

I love munching on something high in protein around three or four o'clock in the afternoon. This keeps me full until dinner and gives me enough energy to get through the rest of my day. Here are some of my favourites:

Hummus
For some reason, I don't really like carrots on their own. But combined with a dip of some sorts and they quickly become a Birdy favourite! I especially love this particular hummus from President's Choice. It's Roasted Garlic and Roasted Red Pepper with Cumin and it packs a serious punch of flavour!

Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt can be a great source of protein, but can also have a high glycemic index. I try to look for flavours with less than 10g of sugar. I also enjoy adding a sprinkle of chia seeds for their omega-3 benefits.



Sometimes life gets busy and we need something quick and easy. 

LARABAR
The Chocolate Chip LARABAR contains four simple ingredients: dates, semi-sweet chocolate chips, cashews and salt. It's literally a healthy chocolate bar!

KIND
The KIND Dark Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants is my favourite and it contains 50% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin A, C and E.

Once three o'clock rolls around during the week, I'm usually desperate for a pick-me-up. Chocolate bars, gummy candies, chips and cookies are super tempting, but I've found some really great and healthy alternatives.

Dried Mangos
I love dried fruit, especially mangos! To me, they're similar to fuzzy peaches or fruit roll ups. They're naturally sweet and wonderfully chewy.

Dates
Dates are full of fibre, helping to fill you up and get your digestive system moving. While not always the most appetizing in appearance, they are delicious! I found these coconut covered ones at Bulk Barn. They're super soft and sweet as can be.


Snapea Crips Harvest Snaps
These come in a few different flavours: Lightly Salted, Black Pepper, Caesar and my favourite, Wasabi Ranch. They're made with 70% peas and baked to perfection. The pea flavour is subtle and the saltiness provides a chip-like experience.


What did you think of the first #HealthyBirdy post? I have a ton of ideas in mind for this series including some of my favourite recipes, gym necessities, workout routines and more! I'm very excited to share more thoughts and opinions with you!

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