I often hear people saying that snacking is bad, but in fact, it isn’t bad – it’s what we choose to snack on that can make snacking unhealthy. One way to make healthier snack choices is to prepare your snacks for the week so they are ready to go when you are. Bad snack choices be gone!
The Power of Bananas
Bananas are one of my all time favourite energy boosting snacks. Not only are they delicious and satiating but they are also chalked full of iron, potassium, B6, B12 & magnesium.
Bananas also help reduce blood pressure, regulate glucose levels and are a natural antacid – seriously, if you suffer from chronic heartburn, swap those store-bought antacids with a piece of banana!
Planning on a run or a bike ride? A pre-workout banana will provide you with carbohydrates that will help increase your energy production or try a banana after you sweat to help replenish some of the nutrients your body naturally loses after a great workout.
Instead of just throwing a banana in your bag, why not try making my delicious and nutritious Easy Bake Banana Chips. You can make a batch ahead of time and have a great on-the-go snack for the whole week.
Easy Bake Banana Chips
Makes 24 Chips
2 bananas, sliced ¼ inch thick
How to Prepare: You can use a dehydrator or an oven for the recipe. If you are using a dehydrator tray, place your bananas in your dehydrator for 6 hours. If you are baking, place your bananas onto a baking tray on parchment paper and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour or until your desired crispness is reached. Store your banana chips in an airtight glass container and consume within 2 weeks.
This simple, inexpensive and guilt free snack will help re-energize you throughout your day and is great for the whole family. Make some tonight!
Author at Power of Food
Adam Hart is the bestselling author of The Power of Food which shares the secrets of achieving optimal health through living, plant-based foods. Highly sought after speaker and champion of intention-based living, Adam shares how to awaken an abundance of energy and vitality without giving up your favourite foods. Visit him online to take his newest "7 Day Gluten-Free Challenge."