Healthy Snacks To Help You Stick To Your New Year’s Diet

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Happy New Year from the Jelly Bean Factory

New year, new me! Let’s take the new year and use it to promote a new healthier lifestyle for ourselves. You don’t have to crazy however, just a few changes here and there can help make a huge difference and get us ready to start the year right.

A lot of people choose to start a new healthy diet in the new year. It can be to lose the weight we always gain over Christmas, start a new healthy lifestyle in the new year, or it can just be to help us introduce some more healthy habits to our usual routines.

No matter why you are choosing to diet in the new year, we can all agree on one thing. Dieting can be tough! It’s hard to cut out some of our favourite foods, especially when it comes to snacking. If you don’t want to cut out snacks entirely then why not try some healthy snacks to help you stick to your new year’s diet.

Happy New Year from the Jelly Bean Factory

Should We Snack When We Are Dieting?

A lot of people think that dieting means cutting out all the sugar and fat from your diet and that usually means that our favourite snacks are the first to go. This isn’t necessarily true and you can diet without the need to cut out all your favourite things and survive on barely any calories.

A lot of dieting is all about portion control and making sure you are eating the right about of anything, whether it’s full meals or just a little snack.

Sometimes a little snack can be just what you need to help take the edge of that craving or sate that appetite until it’s time for a full meal. As long you don’t go crazy and choose snacks that aren’t high in fat, sugar and unnecessary calories then you can snack away. Here are some healthy snacks to help you stick to your new year’s diet.


Healthy Snacks To Help You Stick To Your New Years Diet

The key to a healthy snack is picking something low in fat but high in flavour so that you get that hit you’ve been craving but don’t feel the need to fill up. Some healthy snacks that can be perfect when you’re dieting include:

1. Almonds

All nuts make a delicious healthy snack but almonds are especially healthy for you. Nuts not only help satisfy that hunger but they are filled with protein, nutrients and good fats so even when you are snacking you are helping your body.

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2. Chocolate

There’s no such thing as an unhealthy or bad snack as long as you are responsible. If you are absolutely craving the taste of chocolate then you can easily have a square or two throughout the day. Some chocolate is better for you than others so try to go for a plain square of chocolate over a full chocolate bar.

Snacks like dark chocolate have even been shown to have some good health benefits too.

3. Popcorn

If you are looking for a light and airy snack that will fill you up but won’t pile on the pounds, then popcorn is the one for you. It’s high and fibre and even has that satisfying little crunch, which can make it a great alternative to high fat salty snacks like crips.

4. Fruit

Sometimes a simple snack is the healthiest. When we think of snacks, we immediately think of the classic, unhealthy junk food, but it doesn’t have to be. Fruit is a great healthy snack to keep you going until your next meal, they are full of vitamins and nutrients, have that sweet flavour and rich texture we all love and there is such a wide variety that everyone has at least one fruit that they love.

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5. Jelly Beans

Jelly beans make the perfect snack if you are trying to keep a healthy diet. The Jelly Bean Factory gourmet jelly beans are a great way to get an incredible burst of huge flavour without the need to eat a lot.

Our jelly beans use only the best natural ingredients to get their amazing sweet flavours and unique vibrant colours. Best of all our products are vegetarian, gluten-free, halal and kosher as well as being free from all 14 EU Allergens, so anyone can snack away on The Jelly Beans Factory gourmet jelly beans.

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