Healthy and Affordable Snacks Your Family Can Eat Guilt Free
Kids love to snack, and let’s be honest, so do most adults. It’s great that there are a lot of healthy options for snacking, but they often come at a high cost. We’ve all heard of health food prices gone too far, and we shouldn’t have to overspend to be healthy. After all, that extra money we don’t spend on ridiculous prices could go to saving for our families’ futures or could be donated to those in need. Here are a few snack options that your family stuff their faces with safe in the knowledge that what they are eating is healthy and reasonably priced.
Many may be under the impression that popcorn is one of the foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet, that may be due to the fact that movie theater and microwavable popcorn are artificially flavored and drenched in butter. Making popcorn at home is a healthier and tastier option. If you don’t have a popcorn popper, a brown paper lunch bag with the opening rolled closed works just fine. Season with your favorite oil, sea salt or something unique like cayenne powder to enjoy a snack high in fiber, protein, and antioxidants.
Greek Yogurt is high in protein and calcium, which are vital for growing bodies. It is low in sugar, and honey, fruit or jam can be added to make up for this lack of taste to naturally sweeten it. Greek Yogurt can be a bit pricey, but its long shelf life means it can save you money by buying in bulk, dividing up servings, then freezing until needed.
Kind of the opposite of popcorn, you’re probably thinking, “Hummus isn’t cheap!” But there are ways you can make this high fiber cancer-fighting snack work without shelling out too much. You can always try making it yourself, there aren’t too many ingredients involved, and it’s an easy process. If your life is just too hectic and you don’t have the time, hummus also lasts a long time so you can buy a large amount without worrying that it will go bad too soon.
A Healthy Life for All
No one should have to choose between affordable food and healthy food; everyone deserves to live a healthy life. Even if you are one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to worry about saving at the grocery store, you can still find a better use for your money than overpaying health food companies.
Article Guest Post Written by Lucy Wyndham