Summer in the Arizona heat is the time you want to be light on your feet. The heat is scorching, and we are always longing for a nice, cold refreshment.
Although during summer we bring out the burgers for barbecue’s, sweet ice creams, and sugary daiquiris, there are a lot of healthy snacks and delicious alternatives that will quench those seasonal favorites.
The weight loss clinic suggests:
Blueberries are in season and are easy to grab and go, when on the run. Not only are they low in calories, but they have fiber and vitamins K and C in them. Recently, the newest trend is to freeze blueberries and then eat them. This can satisfy that refreshing feeling for your taste buds on a hot, summer day. Another healthy trick is dipping the blueberries in Greek yogurt and then freeze them!
Need an appetizer that can be healthy and delicious? Guacamole is your go-to. Fresh avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, onion, and lime juice can make you the perfect summer guacamole. The great thing about this snack is you can eat it with veggies, crackers and even add it to your toast in the morning.
Nothing quenches your thirst like the refreshing bite of watermelon. Watermelon is clearly the best snack of the summer and kids love it. According to the weight loss doctors, watermelon has a water content of 90% and can keep you from bloating and keep you hydrated on those hot summer days.
Dark chocolate chips
If you’re in desperate need of getting that sweet craving to go away, a handful of dark chocolate chips is the way to go. Surprisingly, dark chocolate chips are very nutritious containing fiver and are a powerful source of antioxidants.
Yes, I said it. Popcorn is a great summertime snack that is healthy. However, we are not talking about the movie theater butter microwave popcorn, we are talking about air-popped popcorn. You don’t even need to add butter when popping on the stove. However, if you feel the need to add the non-stick aspect of the popping, use coconut oil instead of butter for a healthier option. Add a little salt, and there you have your yummy, summer snack.
Choosing these healthy snacks are the start to a healthier lifestyle, not only will they help you lose weight, but are sweet and delicious too.