Ahhhh summer is officially upon us. Though it is nice most of the year here in Los Angeles, summer is when this place really shines and when the bikinis come out to play.
That means we want to be feeling our best, and the best way to do that is by having the perfect combination of exercise and eating.
We’ve got you covered when it comes to exercise at our studios all over the city, but it’s up to you to ensure what you’re putting in your stomach is going to give you that confidence you’re looking for.
But we are here to help you with that by sharing our favorite summer snack recipes that are easy to eat on your way to class, at the beach, and anywhere else your summer fun takes you.
Snack on These Treats This Summer
This fruit is a favorite to take with you when you’re in a hurry and these little berries pack a lot of benefits. They have a lot of fiber, as well as vitamins C and K, and one cup will set you back just 85 calories.
Though these are far from fancy, hard-boiled eggs are a great snack. They have only 70 calories per egg, but give you protein and healthy fats that will help you stay full for a longer period of time. Also, hard-boiled eggs boast vitamins B and D, as well as nutrients that can help support your memory.
This is perfect for a day on the beach or a trip to the movies that allows you to skip out on the unhealthy “popcorn” they serve there. Opt for air-popped popcorn that only has 30 calories per cup. Eating this will give you some antioxidants as well as some added protection against heart disease. Not to mention, popcorn will help keep you full.
Hummus & celery
If you love celery on your own, go for that, but if you’re like most people and need something to go along with it, we suggest a couple tablespoons of hummus. Hummus is a great way to get plant-based protein as well as fiber (which celery also is packed full of).
Sweet potatoes are one of the few starches that pass the test, as they are a good way to get healthy carbohydrates without overdoing it. Which means sweet potatoes will keep you full for quite some time. They also have beta-carotene and magnesium and just 50 calories for a half of it.
Not all greek yogurts are created equal — make sure you’re grabbing one that is plain and doesn’t have a bunch of sugar added in. Greek yogurt is a great source of protein (equal to the amount you’d get in 6 eggs!). If you want your yogurt to be a bit sweeter, add in some fresh fruit or dried fruit.
These are a great snack to get some protein in without having to worry about refrigeration. We suggest getting the in-shell pistachios, as you will be much more aware of how much you’re eating, and you’ll eat them more slowly.
Apple and almond butter
If you love almond butter, you’ll love it even more spread on an apple. This combo is the ideal way to get fiber and protein in one sitting that will keep you full for hours. Apples clock in with just 60 calories and almond butter has the needed protein to make the perfect combination.