The holidays are often filled with fun times with friends and those hectic family lunches. This doesn’t mean that your healthy eating habits have to go out the window. You can prioritise your health during the festive season with these nutritious summer snacks.
This is a great refreshing snack that stays fresh a little bit longer than fresh grapes. Put a bag of grapes (preferably the purple ones) in the freezer and enjoy between meals on those hot summer afternoons.
Watermelon doesn’t just taste like heaven, it also helps you stay hydrated in the summer heat. What’s more, it contains cancer preventing agents and is really great for your skin, too. So hook yourself up with some watermelon this summer and your body will thank you.
If you’re going to be a couch potato and consume loads of television, then you should probably do it with the right companion. Popcorn is really filling with very few calories - if you’re counting - and it contains lots of fibre, which is good for your digestive system. Plus it tastes amazing, so it’s a real win-win situation. Just make sure you’re not too heavy on the salt, though.
Who doesn’t love fro-yo? You can even make it yourself by putting spoonfuls of yoghurt into little containers and leaving them in the freezer. You can also make frozen yoghurt popsicles for you and your friends to snack on during your summer squad outings.
Did you know that pumpkin seeds are high in antioxidants and magnesium, and they’re good for your heart’s health? They’re also really tasty and you can dry them up and season them yourself. Just scoop the seeds out of a pumpkin before cooking it, leave them to dry in the sun for a bit, sprinkle some salt and pepper on them and pop them in the oven for a few minutes. Enjoy!
Nutrition is important every day of the year, so it’s good to watch what you put into your body during the holiday season. Since we’ve got your snacks sorted, make sure your meals are packed with the nutrients you need and that you stay hydrated throughout the summer.