Tuna with Vegetables
It’s common knowledge that bread is full of carbohydrates. But bread isn’t the end all be all for sandwiches! For example next time you make a light tuna salad – skip the bread. Instead, serve the salad with a tomato, or you could also use cucumbers or wrap it up using lettuce leaves. There is a lot of protein in tuna, and it also contains a considerable amount of iron too. The added veggies will add other nutrients and vitamins to the snack as well.
Prosciutto and Melon
Another one of my favorite kinds of healthy snacks is honeydew melon with prosciutto wrapped around it. Being both savory and sweet, the combination of melon and prosciutto can hardly be beaten. And don’t let the sweet taste of melon fool you into the belief that it only consists of sugar, melons have a high amount of water in them which means that you get more bang for your buck in one serving. From the melon you get a lot of vitamin C and a decent amount of protein comes from the prosciutto.
Lox With Cottage Cheese
Just because something is labeled as “low-carb” like these snacks, it doesn’t mean that it has to have zero carbs. Combining salmon (which is very heart healthy and rich in healthy fats ) together with cottage cheese (which is full of calcium) to put on whole wheat crackers makes for a very tasty snack. Alternatively, replace the crackers with cucumber slices additional nutrients.
Beyond being an extremely simple snack to make, frittatas also have the added benefit of being very healthy for you as well. Apart from the fact that they have a low-carbohydrate count, eggs (a main ingredient in frittatas) contain essential nutrients like iron, protein, and vitamin D. Vegetables such as chard, broccoli, or spinach will provide an added boost of fiber to the frittata – without loading it up with extra carbs. A good idea is to whip up a frittata over the weekend to enjoy throughout the coming week.
During the months of summer, when the cool of spring starts to fade and the heat begins to rise, there is nothing quite like enjoying a nice, healthy caprese salad. It’s even better that the recipe for it is so simple! It’s nothing more than basil, olive oil, mozzarella, and tomatoes. And, as with most things in life, the more fresh the ingredients the better it will taste. If calories are on your mind, you can always substitute regular mozzarella for a part-skim variety, which is still just as satisfying to the palette. Included in this snack is protein and calcium, as well as vitamins A + C.