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Healthy Snack Foods for You and Your Family

Snack food is a small portion of food, smaller than regular meals, generally eaten between meals. Traditionally, snacks were prepared from ingredients commonly available at home. The ingredients were in most cases leftovers, fruits and cold cuts sandwiches.

Currently, there are many convenience stores that sell packaged snack foods. These snack food are typically designed to be portable, quick and satisfying. The processed snacks are designed to be less perishable, more portable and more durable than prepared foods. The snacks contain substantial amounts of sweeteners, preservative and other appealing ingredients such as peanuts and chocolates. A snack that is eaten just before going to be bed or during the night is called a midnight snack.

It is said that the secret to a healthy diet is having a healthy snack that keeps you full, and controls binge eating. By eating some low-calories foods between your meals, you can avoid feeling the need to hog during meal times. A snack should not only keep you full, but it should also give your body the required nutrition without adding too much calories through unnecessary fat. Below is a list of healthy snack foods for you and your family.

Snack Foods for kids

Children love snacks and if allowed, they can consume them all day long. The main reason why kids love snacks over other foods is because they are tasty. Mothers too like these foods because they are easier and quicker to prepare. Many of them are also available in the market and are in ready to eat forms, which saves a lot of time involved in cooking.

The following list of snacks is great for young kids. You don't have to worry about weight because they are all very healthy. The foods include popcorn, sliced fruits, sliced chicken breast, vegetable sandwiches, oatmeal cookies, chocolate low in calories, peanut butter, egg curry, smoothies, apple fries, olives, sugar-free jello, cherry tomatoes, tortilla and grated cheese, cheese kabobs, frozen mini pizza, veggie platter, cereal fries and baked green fries.

Snack Foods for Adults

Healthy snacks for adults can be both vegetables and non-vegetables. The snacks will give you all the necessary energy and satiety you need until your next meal. The foods are high in fiber to take care of the shape of your belly, and are also strict watchers to your weight control regimes. They include: almonds, a bowl of mixed dry fruits, wheat bagels, whole grain sandwiches, animal cookies, baked fruits, tortilla with peanut butter, chicken breast, wheat cookies and cakes, soybeans, a bowl of oatmeal and milk, 100-claorie pack of cupcakes, stacked vegetables and sprouting beans.

With healthy snack foods, your body will thank you for eating up these nutritious foods over junk. You can enjoy eating these snacks whenever you please. However, avoid excessive consumption of a particular kind of snack, which may disturb the body cycle and your overall well-being.

For more information on healthy snack foods, visit Sumo's.com. Sumo's has over 20 years experience in the snack food industry and serves people all over Malaysia and abroad with healthy snack food.

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