Health Boost: Beneficial Snacking

Snacking often gets a bad rap, but let’s not forget that making the right selections can actually be beneficial to your health and keep your energy up throughout the day. Being thoughtful about what you put in your mouth doesn’t mean you’re destined to a life of rice cakes and carrot sticks. Instead, check out our list of delicious-but-healthy options straight off the Abigail Kirsch menu that are sure to make your taste buds smile!

 

AVOCADO KALE TOAST

What you’ll need…

  1. Wheat Grain toast
  2. Ripe Avocado
  3. Kale
  4. Radish
  5. Spices/Seasonings (ginger, lemon, pepper, chipotle, sea salt, mustard seeds)

Why it’s good for you…

Nutrient-dense avocados are the only fruits that provide a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Top with super green kale, ginger with anti-inflammatory compounds, and radishes for extra fiber and potassium!

 

SWEET OR SAVORY YOGURT PARFAIT

What you’ll need…

  1. Plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  2. An assortment of savory or sweet toppings (cucumber tomato salsa, oat granola, berries, dried corn, flaxseed, nut & seed mix, citrus juice, basil, agave)

Why it’s good for you…

While all yogurts are an excellent source of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12, Greek yogurt is lower in lactose and has twice the protein content of regular yogurts! Top it off with vitamin-rich fruits or veggies and a sprinkle of flax seeds for a dose of Omega-3 fatty acids for heart health.

 

BEET & GOAT CHEESE BITES

What you’ll need…

  1. Raisin-nut crackers or plain rice crisps
  2. Beets
  3. Goat cheese

Why it’s good for you…

Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, and manganese, (good for your bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas). Meanwhile, goat cheese is filled with essential nutrients vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium —more than cheeses made from cow’s milk. It also has less lactose.