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5 Healthy Snacks That Get Me Through The Day

There are two sides to the snacks story. One that says you should have three set meals a day and munch on nothing in between; and another that encourages small snacks in between meals to keep your metabolism busy. Naturally, I’m a fan of the latter. There’s nothing worse than not being able to satisfy your afternoon munchies or eleven o’clock “screw-this-I’m-having-lunch” envy. That’s why I keep these 5 healthy snacks handy at all times to get me through the day. So here goes:

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  1. A shiny Granny-Smith apple or a banana – these are the only two fruits I feel I can carry around wherever I go. I would love to snack on strawberries, oranges or clementines, but I keep them at home as I enjoy them more there than at work on in the car on my way to meetings
  2. 0% fat yogurt – I keep this snack for when it’s 6 o’clock and I still have to wait one workout and a shower until I have dinner. Trust me, this is the best snack you can have to curb that 6 o’clock appetite.
  3. A teaspoon of peanut butter – this is for when I’m craving for something salty. A single teaspoon of it keeps me full for at least 2 hours straight.
  4. Granola – Instead of helping myself to brown bread at breakfast or lunch, I swap it for a handful of granola when I need something to munch on. Jordan’s is my current favorite brand.
  5. Lindt Dark Sea Salt Chocolate – I keep a 10g square of this dark chocolate for the days when I’m desperate for a piece of chocolate. Just letting it melt in my mouth removes all the sweet cravings I might have.

 Note: Of course, I never have all 5 snacks on a same day.

Any other healthy snacks ideas? What are yours? 

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The Salad Series: Summer Peach and Feta Cheese Salad Topped With A Basil Vinaigrette

In this week’s salad series, we present you with another healthy and fresh summer meal you can make for lunch or dinner in no time: the peach and feta cheese salad with its delicious basil vinaigrette! It also contains all of the vitamins you’ll need for these long and busy summer weekdays and it’s guaranteed to keep you full, wholesome and light!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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For the salad:

– 2 peaches

– Feta cheese

– 1/2 a grenadine

– Pine nuts

– A mix of Italian style lettuce: “frisée” endives, lollo rossa, radicchio and wild roquette

For the dressing: Basil Vinaigrette:

– 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves

– 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

– 1/4 cup good-quality sherry vinegar

– 1 tablespoon honey

– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

– 1 small shallot, roughly chopped

– Kosher salt and cracked black pepper

1) In a bowl, place the lettuce, top them with the peaches and heated pine nuts, then sprinkle with the grenadine seeds and the feta cheese

Peaches

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2) For the dressing: place all of the ingredients in a small blender and mix until combined

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And that’s basically it! Enjoy the hearty difference of flavors! 🙂