These 7 Snacks Are Perfect For Showing Off Your 6-Pack Abs
Have you put a lot of effort into getting a toned, slim midsection? Then you really don’t need a snack that will cause you to bloat & mask your washboard look. We have some awesome options for you that will keep you satisfied without ruining your hard work. Here are 7 dietitian-approved snacks to keep things nice and flat, because when you snack smart you can still show off that six-pack!
IF you are the sweet one…
Greek yogurt with cut up melon or berries
“In general, this is an easy, quick, high-protein, and high-fiber snack on-the-go,” says NYC-based dietician Jackie London, M.S., R.D. Berries are healthy and nutritious, but if you want a double-dose of bloat-banishing ingredients opt for melon, such as honeydew or cantaloupe, which tends to be higher in potassium. “Watermelon has a high-water volume as well, so that’s a good add-on!” London states.
“Sandwich nut butter between bananas and strawberries on a skewer, and store in the freezer until you’re ready to go. A combination of protein and fiber will stave off cravings, making binges less likely,” says London.This delicious snack is high in potassium from the banana, the berries offer fiber, and nut butter is a really great source of protein.
“You can eat them on their own or add these to yogurt—they’re my personal summer favorite,” London mentions. Frozen grapes are perfect when you ‘re craving an icy treat, and also great for hydration.
Sliced apple or pear with 1 tbsp. of nut butter
The nut butter provides protein, while the sliced fruit is high in water, fiber, and potassium. “Salt-free foods don’t cause bloat the way high-sodium snacks like potato chips and BBQ favorites can,” says London.
For your savory cravings…
Celery with salsa and hummus
“This is light and refreshing, and loaded with vitamins and minerals,” says London. “You get protein and fiber from hummus and celery, while salsa adds potassium and vitamin C—just make sure to purchase low-sodium or no-sodium added salsa.”
3 ounces low-sodium turkey with sliced tomatoes
“Tomato slices rolled up in turkey is a light and refreshing snack. The tomato is rich in potassium and fiber, and the turkey offers a healthy protein hit. “Potassium serves as a bloat-buster by counter-balancing sodium,” London explains.
If it’s substantial you’re longing for…
For the smoothies you need Greek yogurt, 1tbsp. of chia seeds, 1 cup berries, and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. A smoothie is a filling high-protein, high-fiber option. “It’s also possible to add other fruit, or a tablespoon of nut butter to turn your snack into a more satisfying meal,” suggests London.
You’ve got a six-pack-friendly snack you couldn’t live without? We’d love you sharing it in the comments below! You should also find out why eggs should be part of your protein sources.