Summer, sun and snacks. That’s today’s Wellness Wednesday topic. We all love to snack, and if you say you don’t then I don’t believe you. Working towards whatever fitness goal you have for yourself, whether it be for a perfect honeymoon beach bod or to look picture perfect in your wedding dress, you understand how important it is to keep your body fueled. The thing that makes snacking in the summer different from any other type of year is that BBQ, ice cream, frozen cocktails and fried foods become more popular on our menus then they were before. You need some options to help assist you in the fight towards your best body.
Healthier Ice Cream
I love love love ice cream, so this seemed like an appropriate place to kick everything off. When the weather gets hot, cooling down with ice cream is the perfect treat. Here’s our list of delicious ice creams that are under 200 calories.
- Cadbury Double Chocolate Ice Cream Bars
- Banana Babies
- Dreyer’s Slow Churned Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- Good Humor Snack Pops
Kale chips are my new favorite salty snack and one serving is only 132 calories. You can make them at home or buy that at virtually any grocery store. Keeping sodium levels low will help you look better in a swim suit and is better for your body. Satisfy cravings with these snacks.
Dips & Spreads
Dipping vegetables into dressing is not a smart idea. Dipping them in something healthy like what we’re about to list will keep you satisfied and will fight cravings for similar foods later.
Juices and Drinks
Drinking processed juices is something I hope we all know isn’t good for you. Sticking with water, coffee and tea is fine but sometimes you can add fresh fruits and vegetables into your juice. Buying a juicer works but you can also DIY it or purchase something healthier.
- Vita Coco Coconut Water
- Power Gulp Drink Recipe
- Starbucks Mocha Light Frappuccino
- Homemade Chai Concentrate
Fruits and vegetables should also be your go-to for snacking. Bringing these with you to the beach or to a party to serve guests will keep every one’s health in check and you know that they taste awesome. Good luck with your fitness endeavors!