- 1 bag frozen okra towed
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ¼ cup sunflower seed
- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- Place the okra in a baking pan
- Top with sunflower seeds, cumin, and pepper
- Bake for 40 minutes and serve
For me once the Fourth of July commences it feels like the summer has really begun.
With that comes day trips, weekend getaways, and long summer vacations.
It can be easy to forget healthy habits when tempted with summer treats like ice cream sundaes, campfire s’mores, french fries, and hot dogs.
During this time we should not let our nutrition slip off the radar but instead incorporate healthy snacks into the day to keep your blood sugar balanced and prevent you from overindulging in these sugary, processed foods.
When on the go, you may not have time to plan ahead. Don’t fret! Nowadays there are a lot more healthy options when you’re on the go. So if you are driving to the beach and you feel your stomach start to rumble don’t skip a meal, but pull over to the nearest store and get some food!
How do you know if a snack is good? Look at the fiber and protein content. The protein should be at least a minimum of 7 grams of protein per serving.
If you can grab a whole veggie snack that would be most ideal, but often times they are hard to find at convenience stores. If you come across some veggie snack be ware as they may not keep you full for very long.
Make sure the product has an adequate amount of fiber and the ingredient list does not look like a paragraph from a story.
Whether your on the beach or out in the country here are my top 5 filling and yummy healthy snack ideas for on the go:
Questions about your snacks? Comment below.
I'm Jeanette Kimszal, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. After working in the corporate world of advertising for over 7 years I realized I wanted to turn my love for nutrition into a career. Read More…