Apr
14

Healthy Eating Guide ( 5 Top Sin-Free Snacks )

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Keeping these healthy, low fat snacks close to hand (such as beside the kettle or in the fridge at work or even in the glove compartment of your car) will reduce the chances of you buying higher fat, calorie dense foods that can lead to weight gain. Also, these foods have a low glycemic index so they will keep you full for longer and will stave off hunger pangs as they help to regulate your blood sugar levels.
1 Popcorn
Most newsagents stock air-popped packets which are easy to grab on the go (avoid toffee varieties) or pop your own at home in just a little oil – extremely satisfying yet surprisingly low in calories and fat.
2 Fruit Smoothie
Try low fat yoghurt blended with frozen berries and a banana (throw in some flaxseed for a boost of healthy essential fatty acids!)
3 Dried Apricots
These give a slow release of energy and are high in iron, calcium and beta-carotene.
4 Raw Vegetables
Try sticks of carrot, celery or peppers with hummus, salsa or a yoghurt dip to fill a hunger gap healthily!
5 Crackers
Only buy the wholegrain or rye varieties, or melba toast, and spread with a scraping of butter and a thin slice of cheese topped with tomato.

PopcornKeeping these healthy, low fat snacks close to hand (such as beside the kettle or in the fridge at work or even in the glove compartment of your car) will reduce the chances of you buying higher fat, calorie dense foods that can lead to weight gain. Also, these foods have a low glycemic index so they will keep you full for longer and will stave off hunger pangs as they help to regulate your blood sugar levels.

Popcorn

Most newsagents stock air-popped packets which are easy to grab on the go (avoid toffee varieties) or pop your own at home in just a little oil – extremely satisfying yet surprisingly low in calories and fat.

Fruit Smoothie

Try low fat yoghurt blended with frozen berries and a banana (throw in some flaxseed for a boost of healthy essential fatty acids!)

Dried Apricots

These give a slow release of energy and are high in iron, calcium and beta-carotene.

Raw Vegetables

Try sticks of carrot, celery or peppers with hummus, salsa or a yoghurt dip to fill a hunger gap healthily!

Crackers

Only buy the wholegrain or rye varieties, or melba toast, and spread with a scraping of butter and a thin slice of cheese topped with tomato.

Categories : Weight Control Tips

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About Elaine

Elaine graduated from Trinity College with a B.Sc., (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She gained wide experience working as clinical nutritionist in several hospitals prior to establishing her first private dietetic clinic in 1992.

Private Practice Experience
Elaine has gained vast experience specialising in providing private individual dietetic consultations for her clients in her clinics for the past 17 years. In recent years, her main areas of interest are weight management, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and nutrition and gastro-enterology.

Elaine is an active member of the INDI and was chairperson of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic weight management interest group from 2005 to 2007.

Dietetic and Nutrition Consultancy
Elaine has provided dietetic consultancy to a wide range of industries including private hospitals, hotels and catering companies. She has designed, piloted, implemented and coordinated workplace wellbeing programmes for several prominent companies and large international corporations.