Halloween is getting nearer and nearer. We know that many people are salivating for when that day comes, and they can go to Halloween parties and partake in the many festive snacks available or trick or treat for loads of candy.
While we’re sure that those treats will provide tons of satisfaction, we’re well aware that many other people want to enjoy the holiday while eating yummy snacks with somewhat less sugar and more nutritional value. Those people are more than likely who would enjoy reading an article such as this one.
You don’t have to chow down on buckets of fun-sized snicker bars and gummy worms to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season. We’ve compiled a handful of delicious and nutritious snacks to enjoy.
We will start this with a recipe that involves an often-overlooked legume.
1. Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a tasty snack when they’re fresh, having a satisfying taste while also containing nutrients such as fiber, potassium, and B vitamins. Many people don’t know that chickpeas taste even better after roasting in the oven, giving them more crunch and a richer taste. It’s even better when you add cinnamon.
Cinnamon not only adds more flavor, but it can lower blood sugar and reduce inflammation.
We promise that a bowl of cinnamon-coated roasted chickpeas is an excellent replacement for a bowl of M&Ms.
2. Rice Cakes with Almond Butter
Rice cakes are, in many cases, a guilt-free treat for people with diabetes. Rice calories are low in calories, sugar, and sodium, in addition to supplying fiber and protein.
What also makes rice cakes appealing is their flavor profile means that they can taste good by adding other ingredients, such as salt, butter, or peanut butter.
While we’re fans of peanut butter, we recommend that our readers try rice cakes with almond butter.
Almond butter can improve heart health, is a rich source of Omega-3s, reduce inflammation, and improve your bone health because of its amount of magnesium and calcium. This is in addition to its sweet and savory taste.
3. Tuna Salad on Whole-Grain Crackers
A healthy tuna salad is a favorite snack for people with diabetes or those trying to lose weight. Tuna contains a lot of Omega 3, in addition to iron, vitamin B12, and iodine. Mayonnaise, popularly used to make tuna salad, contains healthy poly and mono-saturated fats.
Crackers can make tuna salad tastier by providing a complimentary flavor and a nice crunch.
Whole-grain crackers are an even better option for tuna salad because they contain more fiber.
We hope that for this Halloween, you try ou