Craving carbs? 5 healthy snacks that won't mess with your diet.

Craving carbs? 5 healthy snacks that won't mess with your diet

How many times have you heard that if you need to lose weight you must quit carbohydrates? Well, that's a lie. Carbs are necessary for optimal health, but not all carbs are created equal. We list 5 great carbohydrate snacks that will satisfy your craving while also keeping you on track. 

Specialists have said time and again that low carbohydrate diets are only a fad, the real way to maintain a healthy weight is to find a balance between nutrients from different food groups. Without cutting any out. Carbs are not the enemy, and neither are the fats. For example, avocados are a source of fat, but a healthy one, just like olive oil. And both are recommended for a healthy diet. 

Today we list 5 great carb snacks that are healthy and satiating. Let's go!

1. 1. Popcorn

Nothing better for a snack while watching a movie.

Nothing better for a snack while watching a movie. Popcorn has a great capacity for satiety and is low in calories. Studies have found that a handful of popcorn makes people feel less anxiety in the short term than eating a handful of potato chips.

2. 2. Roasted chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas should be at the top of your snack list.

Roasted chickpeas should be at the top of your snack list. They are loaded with fiber and protein. Just roast some cooked chickpeas with a tbsp of olive oil, sea salt, and spices of choice until crispy. Yum.  

3. 3. Nuts

Nuts are a great snack

They have many calories but they are the perfect snack since they contain protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Some studies have shown that people who consume nuts are healthier and slimmer than those who do not. Just remember that a portion is about 1 handful of nuts. 

4. 4. Toast

Who doesn't love bread?

Wait. Did we say bread? Yes, rye, spelt, wholemeal or buckwheat bread is a great source of nutrients. Just toast a slice and top with favorite veg or nut butter. 

5. 5. Sweet potato

Keep a couple of these orange root vegetables on hand

Keep a couple of these orange root vegetables on hand for when you want to satisfy your craving for sweet carbs. A medium-sized sweet potato contains approximately 27 grams of carbohydrates and is a great source of adiponectin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar that helps promote a faster metabolism. 

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