It’s almost second nature for many to indulge in the most decadent treats within our grasp as we anticipate bingeing for hours on end (we have you covered here), but snacking healthily is a whole different thing. For some, snacking is more out of habit, while others yearn to have their cravings met. With these healthy snacks for your Netflix Binge, you can almost go all out without having to worry about your waistline!
Potato chips are definitely one of the most common snacks out there that has the capacity to snowball weight gain, but this alternative deals with that issue while not compromising on flavour. Zucchini chips are less common, but still commercially available online - containing less than a third (40 calories – per half cup) of regular potato chips (150 calories - per half cup). If you’re trying to avoid carbs, this crispy treat can help with that too. For DIY aficionados, adding salt and vinegar to zucchini slices, followed by dehydration are all simple steps that can give you similar levels of quality.
Blueberries and Yogurt
There aren’t any mainstream sinful snacks that blueberries and yogurt can directly substitute for, but it has more than enough to supplement your nutritional needs. A dozen servings add up to only 38 calories which makes this perfect if you’re looking to fill up quick. Blueberries provide tons of antioxidants while yogurt serves as a rich source of calcium and protein. Bare in mind that the yogurt can only serve as a healthy complement if chosen with as little sugar as possible.
Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
To some, this snack could be considered an abomination at first glance - but you’d be surprised how well this couple complement each other. Apples are crammed with nutritional benefits like high fiber and antioxidant properties that do wonders for the gut and heart. Peanut butter on the other hand does admittedly count pretty high in terms of calories (still below 200 per serving) but is an excellent source of protein and even reduces cholesterol.
Celery Sticks with Cream Cheese
This choice is possibly the least complicated option on the list, easily prepared in less than five minutes. Celery sticks are extremely light and easy to gorge for hours while supplying your body with luteolin; an antioxidant that reduces inflammation. Cream cheese is decadent in its own right, but 60 grams of it will not even hit the 200 calorie mark. If celery sticks aren’t your thing, carrot and cucumber sticks are decent alternatives that add their own nutritional benefits that complement your dairy counterpart perfectly.