💥 Apple slices with peanut butter
Apples and peanut butter taste fantastic together.
Apples are high in fiber and polyphenol antioxidants that improve gut health and reduce heart disease risk (10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source).
Peanut butter may have additional benefits for heart health. It has been shown to increase HDL (good) cholesterol and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides (12Trusted Source).
💥 Cottage cheese with flax seeds and cinnamon
Cottage cheese, flax seeds, and cinnamon each have impressive health benefits. Together, they're incredibly healthy.
Cottage cheese is high in protein and very filling, and full-fat varieties boast conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid linked to health benefits (13Trusted Source, 14Trusted Source).
Flax seeds are beneficial for weight loss and blood sugar control. They may also reduce breast cancer risk (15Trusted Source, 16Trusted Source).
Cinnamon helps lower blood sugar and may improve gut health (17Trusted Source, 18Trusted Source).
💥 Celery sticks with cream cheese
Celery sticks with cream cheese are a classic low-carb, filling snack.
Celery contains luteolin, an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and may help prevent cancer (19Trusted Source).
Five small celery sticks with 2 ounces (60 grams) of cream cheese harbors fewer than 200 calories.
Kale is incredibly healthy, as it’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol.
These compounds decrease blood pressure and may reduce your risk of colon cancer (20Trusted Source, 21Trusted Source, 22Trusted Source).
A 1-cup (67-gram) serving of raw kale provides more than 100% of the DV for vitamins A, C, and K (23).
💥Dark chocolate and almonds
Dark chocolate is loaded with flavanols that may lower blood pressure and reduce heart disease risk, provided the chocolate contains at least 70% cocoa solids (24).
What is your favorite snack?