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Breakfast Snacks, Nibbles And Dips For Healthy Fruit Snacks

With the unending demands of work, one can hardly find time for regular exercise and workouts. The more responsible a position you are in, the more sedentary your lifestyle becomes and the closer you get to becoming overweight.

Not being able to maintain a healthy weight exposes you to multitudes of lifestyle diseases, many of them irreparable or fatal. It is time, therefore, to introduce a healthy change in our eating habits. Today, since not many people consume homemade meals due to the pressure of work, more and more people rely on synthetic, processed, and fast foods.

This new disregard for what we eat, when we eat, and how we eat it, can really be harmful in the long run. Viewing the current situation it is not surprising to note the increasing number of obese people.
It is almost as if obesity is an epidemic.

If you have decided to take control of your life and lose some pounds, you must be feeling challenged. Losing weight is an uphill task and requires constant motivation, will power, and right guidance. There will be times when you will feel hungry between meals and will want to inch slowly towards the stashed bag of chips. There are however healthier alternatives to snacking, too. If you are serious about your weight loss plans, be uncompromising with what you eat. Do not skip important meals and do not give in to the temptation of a small unhealthy, between-the-meals snack.

Snack Mix Recipes For Healthy Snacking

Instead, try to eat from the array of healthy snacking options given below:
  • Munch on a fruit. Fruits are raw and raw is good when you are aiming to lose weight. Fruits have a lot of water content which is really satiating.
  • The fiber content is also high and they have many vitamins and minerals that are essential for proper development and functioning of the body.
  • If you do not want to snack only on fruits, try making a fruit salad with some low fat yogurt and honey.
  • Take any two low fat snacks like curd and crackers or low fat cottage cheese and whole grain bread. Make your own sandwiches or finger food. These taste great and do not add to the luxury of your waistline.
  • If you have a sweet tooth, prepare some frozen yogurt and top it up with sliced fruit and a small scoop of honey or low fat cream. The yogurt aids in the digestion of food and keeps you healthy by giving you a good supply of calcium.
  • For preparing fat free dips, use plain hung yogurt made from skimmed milk instead of sour cream or cheese. Reduce the amount of mayonnaise you incorporate in your diet. For any dip that you make, avoid the blender. Whip the ingredients manually to maintain the consistency of the dips.

Submitted on January 16, 2014