Being on a diet is tough. There are certain dishes that you have to avoid, no matter how delicious they taste. Snacking is even harder-- you have to be mindful about the food you put into your body. And when your midnight cravings hit, they can be the worst when you're trying to eat healthy.
Because of this, it's important that you have a bunch of healthy snacks that you keep around your house. This way, you can easily reach for them whenever you start feeling hungry. But of course, you have to be sure that these snacks are good for your diet.
Here are a few suggestions on healthy snacks that you can keep around the house:
Apple + Low-Fat Cheese
Fruits and vegetables are always a great choice for healthy snacks. But unlike bananas or carrots, apples manage to last longer. You can also pair apple slices with a low-fat cheese wedge so that it tastes even better.
You can prepare an egg salad spread ahead of time so you can easily reach for it whenever you're hungry. All it takes is to hard boil an egg, chop it up and mix with a tablespoon of reduced-fat mayonnaise. You can put this on bread or a cracker and you'll be full for a few hours.
Graham Crackers + Peanut Butter
If you're looking for something tastier, you can go with two Graham cracker squares with light peanut butter. Not only will it taste delicious, you'll also get a protein and fat boost with your snack. It will be enough to keep you full until your next meal.
Homemade Trail Mix
Although you can buy these at a grocery store, you can also make your own at home. Make sure that you set aside a mix of walnuts, raisins, and mini chocolate chips in small portions so you can easily reach for them whenever you're hungry.
The trick to effective healthy snacking is portion control. Make sure you don't overdo your snack, even if it's a healthy alternative.