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Beach season is finally here and everyone is working hard to get that perfect summer body. It’s time to snack smart. While you might be making sure to eat a well-balanced diet and get enough exercise, one thing people forget is how to “snack correctly”. This is important because a snack can either make or break our diet. When hunger pranks take over, we reach out to candy bars or a packet of chips. This only makes us move further away from our summer body goals. Here are 5 ways to indulge in healthy, yet delicious between-meal snacks.

Snack Smart

  1. Keep chewing:– Have nuts and berries when hunger strikes. As they say, “nuts to you!” and no, this is not an insult. It’s rather a recommendation to add nuts and berries to your diet. 
  2. Get your smoothie game strong:- A glass of cold smoothie made with fresh fruits, milk, and a few almonds can never go wrong. Just put all these ingredients together and turn your magic bullet on!
  3. Snack on citrus:– A recent study found that people who eat grapefruit as a snack after each meal can lose up to 3 1/2 pounds in less than three months. Wow!
  4. Yogurt as a best friend:- Keep in mind to only have greek yogurt for this one to work. Flavored yogurt is used as a treat than a snack.
  5. Dark chocolate to the rescue:- Just try to limit your intake to less than 10g and you’re good to go with this one.
Do you have other snack ideas? Do share it in your comments below!
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Get ready to welcome Summer with colorful meals! We have hand-picked these 5 quick salad recipes to get you one step closer to healthy eating:

1.Tropical fruits and nuts salad.

Mix 2 parts of lemon juice with one part of honey. Toss with pineapple chunks, chopped strawberries, walnuts, lettuce, blueberries, cucumber & avocado.Let it rest for ten minutes in order to ensure maximum flavor infusion. Get ready to tantalize your taste-buds!

Quick tip: Keep pineapple chunks ready and packed in a zip lock bag ahead of time.

2.Quinoa avocado salad.

Turn the otherwise routine quinoa into a tasty meal . This fiber-rich & healthy salad is listed on pop sugar fitness as Jennifer Aniston’s favorite Quinoa salad!

Mix 1 cup of cooked quinoa with freshly chopped avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, a dash of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Also, garnish with few parsley sprigs for added flavor.

3.Mung sprouts salad.

Par-boil green mung sprouts. Toss with pomegranate, grated carrots & coconut, cilantro, lemon juice, salt. Ready in 10 minutes or less! Get ready to enjoy a guilt-free explosion of flavors as you savor each bite.

Quick tip: Sprouts can be par-boiled in advance in order to save time.

4.Black Chickpea sprouts salad.

Mix 2 cups of sprouted black chickpea with finely chopped tomatoes, onion and a handful of cilantro. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt and paprika as per taste.

5.Greek Salad.

Mix red onion slices, chopped cucumber, lettuce, grape tomatoes, olives and crumbled feta cheese. Dress with olive oil and red vine vinaigrette ; season with salt and pepper.

 

How do you want to feel this Summer – Fit or Jealous? Start today to embrace a healthy lifestyle!

 

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