5 quick snacks you can carry along with you everywhere

Are you familiar with a nutrient rule of eating less but more frequently? The specialist are suggesting to cut the size of each main meal and instead, not to forget about small portions of snacks, that should fulfill needs of your body. There are many options. What’s important. is to focus on types of food that can bring a potion of needed energy and, at the same time, fill your body with needed vitamins and minerals.

Here are 5 of my favorite types of snacks. What is great is that, most of them I can prepare myself and carry around in my bag. Check them out and let me know which you think are best!

Nuts

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What I love about them is that they are rich in energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much discussed omega-3 fatty acids. Crunchy and delicious are easy to carry along, without a need of a special container. You can mix them together with seeds or choose your favorite type. No worries for them to get bad soon, as they are not easily perishable. The only thing you have to think about, is not to overdose them, as they are caloric. Also, eaten in big portions, might cause some stomach aches.

Dry Fruits

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Similar as nuts and seeds, dry fruits can easily fulfill your body with needed minerals and vitamins. Sweet and soft are less agressive for your stomach. You can buy them at a shop or prepare at home. Use a fruit dryer or your oven. This way you can be sure, they have no extra sugar included. I like to slice my apples and dry them on a low temperature, in my cooker. I mix them with some raisins and carry around in a small container. Delicious!

Granola Bars

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How many times, while being hungry, you are dreaming of having a Snickers? I know the feeling. Not a bad choice, if not for being high in calories and processed oils.
An alternative? Home made granola bars. You can easily prepare them at home. They last for a long time and there are variety of ingredients you can load them with. My favorite recipe you may find right here.

Veggie chips

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I don’t mean potato chips you have an easy access to, on every market shelf. Sure, they are delicious, but loaded with oil. What I have in mind are dry beetroots, carrots, celery root and sweet potato. You can buy them in some eco shops, or prepare as the fruits in your oven. This way, they are even more delicious.

Dark Chocolate

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Quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (more than 70%) is actually quite nutritious. It contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals – iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc and selenium. Of course it is not like you can eat as much as you want, because 100g of dark chocolate contains 600 calories and moderate amounts of sugar. But if you feel like chocolate today, you should definitely try one or two pieces.

Superfood – Cauliflower

Looking for healthy inspiration for a dinner? Cauliflower is known as a powerful veggie. It contains sulforaphane, which has been shown to kill cancer stem cells. For instance, research has shown that combining cauliflower with curcumin (the active compound in the spice turmeric) may help prevent and treat prostate cancer. Sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables has […]

Superfood – Walnuts

Walnuts are one of the few rich sources of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids. They are also rich in plant sterols, which can play a significant role in lowering serum cholesterol levels. More good news – they are anti-cancer, they can easily boost heart health, and be the natural anti-depressants, that sometimes we all need.

Skin Quick Scan! Spring is almost here!

Winter time is not best for our skin. Especially for the face skin, which happens to be most exposed to every day struggle. Mix of cool air outside and the warm heat from indoors can make some damages to its delicate structure.
As weekend is almost here, check some of the face masks that you may easily prepare home with just few indigents and prepare your skin for upcoming spring!

In case you have a dry skin – Avocado + Honey + Coconut Oil

This is a great mask for dry, peeling and scaling skin. Both avocado and coconut oil provide deep moisture, while the honey helps to heal any chafed or raw areas.

1/2 of an avocado mix with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil until it will become smooth. Apply to your face, avoiding your eyes, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. At the end of the process rinse your face with warm water in the shower. Voila!

In case your skin looks puffy and toxicated – Coffee + Cocoa Powder + Honey + Yogurt

What is so special about this mask ,is that the caffeine from coffee grounds will help to reduce swelling and puffiness on your face. By adding cocoa you will apply also a source of the antioxidants which help to reduce aging.

Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee with 2 tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Prepared mask put on your face for about 10 minutes, and later wash it off.

In case of oily face problems – Strawberrie + Lemon + Yogurt + Honey

Either it is a full face oily problem of just the T-section, try this amazing mask to get rid of the problem. Strawberries contain salicylic acid which is great for acne-prone skin. Lemon juice helps to tighten pores and remove old, dead skin cells. Yogurt and honey have antibiotic properties. All together deliver perfect solution for your oily skin.

Mix 1/4 cup of mashed strawberries with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply evenly all over your face and let sit 8-10 minutes. Wash it off after.

In case you have egzema or acne – Oats + Honey + Yogurt
Oatmeal is great for soothing rough, angry skin and for helping to heal eczema and acne breakouts. Paired with honey and yogurt, it’s a calming and revitalizing mask for all skin types

Mix 1/3 cup of instant oatmeal with 1/2 cup of hot water. After it will cool down add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Mix it all together and apply for your face and your decolletage. Wash off after 15 minutes. Smooth skin guaranteed!