Festive snacking that's healthy but tasty

Festive Snacking That’s Healthy but Tasty

Festive Snacking That’s Healthy but Tasty

The holidays are officially upon us and that means people everywhere are breaking their diets in order to enjoy all of their favorite seasonal dishes, snacks and drinks. While it’s easy to pack on the pounds during the holidays, you can make some small healthy choices that will help you avoid that post holiday bulge. Instead of stuffing your face with cookies and pies this holiday season, try munching on these 5 festive snacking idea that are not only tasty, but healthy for you as well.

Fruit

When you’re hit with a craving for something sweet, try snacking on some fresh seasonal fruits and berries such as cranberries, pomegranates, pears, currants or persimmons.

Nuts

You may also want to keep a jar of nuts handy during the holidays to curb your hunger in between meals. A few holiday favorites include pecans, chestnuts, almonds and cashews. If you want to add a festive twist to your nuts, roast them or toss them in an herbal spice blend consisting of rosemary, thyme and olive oil.

Dark Chocolate

Believe it or not, pure chocolate is actually quite healthy for you as it provides the body with lots of antioxidants. Try to opt for the dark variations of chocolate and stay away from chocolate bars that contain added sugar.

Popcorn

When you cuddle up with your loved ones to watch those classic Christmas movies, try munching on a bowl of popcorn. Keep in mind that it’s best to stay away from popcorn loaded with butter and salt and instead choose one that is seasoned with sea salt and low in fat.

Cheese

Certain types of cheese can be good for you when eaten in moderation and Parmesan, ricotta and aged cheddar are all excellent options. Just be sure to look for a label that identifies the product as “pasteurized process cheese”, which ensures the cheese is free of additives.

There’s no need to break your diet during the holidays! Simply choose to munch on these healthy snacks during the holiday parties, family gatherings and other festivities you will be attending.

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I have been involved in the fitness, health and sporting industry for over 30 years. My family has a long sporting background and both my parents were national champions in their chosen sports of boxing and badminton. Personally, I’ve worked as a personal trainer, sports coach and lectured within the fitness industry for decades. My involvement in sport spans decades and I represented Western Australia in Badminton for years, highlighted by winning an Australian Title and training at the Australian Institute of Sport. I believe all of this experience has given me a wonderful understanding about health but most importantly, people. I started Devel Fitness to help people of all ages access inspiring and reliable ways to stay fit and healthy forever without the commercial guilt of working with trainers, joining a gym or purchasing expensive equipment. At Devel Fitness, we believe in going back to basics and keeping things simple and honest by supplying exciting ways to stay connected with real life—children, work, family, community—all the things that demand our time. Yes, we do sell product but our primary focus is to move you to a more active lifestyle that fits your schedule. For some, it may be dancing when no one is looking; for others it might be walking the dog to a set time; perhaps badminton with the family on the weekend; a short hike with a friend; a kayak challenge that might be fun for you and a mate; a game of croquet; our resistance band exercises at the park; and so much more. On our website you will read about good nutrition—keeping it simple. We will suggest many ideas on simple activities that inspire healthy eating and exercise challenges that you will document and see amazing changes—we want you to share those with us. Your positive results will inspire others. We want your involvement via the website with updates, photos, opinions, what’s working and what’s not working—we want you part of Devel Fitness. The products we offer are to make exercise simple. Our products are tested to ensure they meet our high standards and give you want you need at an affordable price to actually look forward to the next workout.

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