Fruits and vegetable can be great snacks. During the hot season, finding foods that will make you feel rejuvenated is not easy. We have a tendency to indulge on high watered foods/fruits to keep hydrated. It is a good thing to do, but what happens when we have too much watermelon for example. We start feeling uncomfortable and feel very bloated. The solution is to have a variety of fruits and vegetables for a quick snack or lunch to help us retain or gain energy and balance our water intake.
Fruits such as apples, oranges and certain berries are available throughout the year in many supermarkets. There is no reason not to consume them more often. Watermelon is a water fruit. Although it can be available during the winter months in many supermarkets, the taste is better during the summer. And it does not make you feel full as if you had a real snack but full with water. When fruits are mixed with other vegetables are added to certain dishes, they are delicious and you get an added bonus of goodness. You get more health benefits and consume more vitamins.
Vegetables, although many are meant to be cooked, are eatable also uncooked. Many vegetables do not need to be cooked and therefore are a great choice for snacks. The fresher these types of vegetables are the better they taste. Cucumber is one vegetable I often buy and add it to my fruit snack. It is widely available and delicious with dried cranberries. Carrots are edible as well as tomatoes even though they are considered fruits. Many needed nutrients are obtained from eating green leafy vegetables. These green leafy vegetables can easily add more flavors to salad and make wonderful juices and smoothies.
When juggling many activities the best way to stay healthy and hydrated during the summer months is to mix fruits and vegetables. For example, I will usually have a bowl of fruits and veggies as a snack instead of eating a pastry, grains, or any available treats. Eating a healthy snack is the best way to keep your body in shape. Stay motivated and incorporate more fruits and veggies during snack time, and don’t forget the kids, they need to eat their fruits and veggies also.