Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t quite easy. Being restricted to just three meals per day, with a certain number of grams is not satisfying at all. Also, dieting becomes boring when you end up eating the same meals day after day -Oats for breakfast, grilled chicken for lunch and salad for dinner-, but snacking is an essential!
Instead of grabbing the first potato chips bag you see, or devouring a chocolate bar, you should eat some superfoods. Superfood is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
So, here is a list of foods you can eat as much as you want without gaining weight:
Blueberries are one of the most delicious fruits! It is also a flexible food that can be added to any meal. You can add it to your yogurt or granola bowl. You can also make healthy ice cream with blending some frozen blueberries. It is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and contain a broad range of antioxidants. It is also rich with Vitamin C and Vitamin K. One cup of blueberries contains only 85 calories.
The word edamame means « stemmed-bean ». Edamame are immature soybeans. It is considered as nuts substitute. It can easily be merged in any kind of pasts, salads, grain bowls and even smoothies. Yet it is often eaten steamed with a bit of sea salt sprinkled on the top. Edamame is gluten free and contains no cholesterol. It is an excellent source of protein. It also contains iron and calcium. A cup of edamame is only 130 calories.
3. Egg Whites
Egg whites can be easy purchased pre-separated in easy-to pour cartons found in supermarkets. You can make a delicious omelet with the egg whites combined with tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach. Egg whites can also be eaten alone, or added to a salad. The egg white contains more than 66% of the egg’s total amount of protein, magnesium and potassium. It is also rich in sodium. The whites of one egg contain only 17 calories.
4. Portobello Mushrooms
Portobello is just one of the 35,000 different varieties of mushrooms. Yet its size and hearty texture makes it a popular meat substitute. It can be eaten in a veggie burger or stuffed with spinach, garlic and tomatoes. Portobello mushrooms are rich in Vitamin B. They are high in Choline, which is a nutrient that contributes to weight loss by reducing inflammation. There is only 18 calories in one large Portobello cap, so don’t be afraid to eat as many as you can stomach!
5. Sweet Potato
Due to their high carb content, many people avoid potatoes when trying to lose weight, but they shouldn’t! Sweet potato is one of the healthiest foods on earth. You can have your sweet potato as a side dish over lunch, or you can have it as a snack. It is rich with a pigment that automatically transforms into Vitamin A in the human body. It is also rich in fiber. One medium sized sweet potato contains 112 calories.
This citrus fruit is considered as a weight loss tool. Eating an orange is healthy and yet delicious. You can eat an orange as a snack, or you can add it to your refreshing salad. Oranges contain 87% water; therefore, it can fill you up for only few calories. Oranges are also high in Pectin, which can slow the digestion process and increase satiety. They are also rich in Vitamin C, and contain many other nutrients such as potassium and Vitamin B. There are only 62 calories in a medium sized orange.
7. Air popped Popcorn
If you’re either entering the movie theater or just preparing a snack at home, air-popped popcorn makes a healthy alternative to any other snack option. It takes a lot of place in your stomach, since it is high in volume. Even though popcorn contains only small amounts of vitamins yet, it is rich in antioxidants. A cup of popcorn contains 1.3 grams of fiber. One cup of popcorn contains only 31 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. So don’t be afraid to eat as much as you wish!
Celery isn’t like any boring vegetable. It is formed of a large amount of water (95%). You can either eat few stalks, or blend some to make a healthy green juice. Celery is rich in fiber. It also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin K and potassium. Or just try dipping them in hummus for a healthy snack. One stack of celery has only 6.5 calories. So, you can eat a lot of stacks, feel full right away, and gain no weight; ‘just like magic’!
Arugula also known as rocket is a green vegetable. It is an annual edible plant. It has a peppery and slightly bitter taste. Arugula is perfect for making a salad, especially if served with shaved Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of sea salt on top. It contains very high Nitrate level, in addition to Vitamin K and Vitamin A. it also has traces of Vitamin C and calcium. One cup of arugula contains less than 5 calories. So, keep eating these greens!
Here is a video that includes an Almond Arugula pesto reipe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTydH81m3aM
Hope this article was an added value for you. We always wished to eat as much as we want without gaining weight, and now our dream came true! And never forget that while trying to lose weight, one should never feel hungry. If you ever feel hungry, then you’re doing it wrong!
Live Long, Keep Snacking