Meals of Steel’s Favorite Snacks
Through consulting many clients, we’ve heard many concerns regarding snaking. They may have heard that Americans are snacking too much, or that snacking will cause you to gain weight. Quite frankly, we disagree. First, weight gain is caused by energy balance, not by snacking in itself. Second, the kind of snacks you eat matters more than whether or not you snack. So if you’re feeling like a snack, we like to run down a list of some of our favorite snack foods to pair with your Meals of Steel.
Of all the foods a person can have in their diet, not too many packs a bigger punch of beneficial nutrients than berries. Whether you prefer blueberries, strawberries or goji berries, let’s go into why you should consider adding more of them into your diet.
- Berries are loaded with antioxidants, a compound that helps to protect your DNA from damage.
- There are essential vitamins and minerals in berries, such as Vitamin C and Manganese.
- You can add berries to your diets in many ways. Berries can be eaten by itself, used as toppings in yogurts, mixed into smoothies, and even baked in with your pies! There’s no reason someone wouldn’t be able to add more berries into their diet.
Another snack food we especially enjoy here at Meals of Steel is nuts of all kinds. Whether it be walnuts, almonds, macadamia or cashews, it’s hard to go wrong when incorporating nuts into your diet (assuming you don’t have a nut allergy).
- Similar to berries, nuts are packed full of nutrients. Perhaps most noticeable is their content of healthy fats; with different kinds of nuts containing varying amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, making it a heart-healthy favorite.
- Nuts come with many other beneficial nutrients as well. Such as selenium and fiber.
- And similar to berries, nuts make for the perfect snack because they can be eaten in a variety of ways. While they are great by themselves, you can mix them with dried fruits, use them as toppings, roast them or consume them in butter form. There’s a way for everyone to add more nuts into their diet.
Elite Sweets’ Elite Donut
You may have noticed this new item on the menu, and it’s Meals of Steel approved! For when you want to treat yourself without the guilt. Let’s talk about all the ways the Elite Donut will make you drive past the local Krispy Kreme and never look back.
- Unlike most other donuts. The Elite Donut comes with zero added sugars, which separate it from traditional confectionery.
- The Elite Donut is a fairly high protein snack with 12-13 grams of protein and 190 to 240 Cal, making it a decent snack for after your workout until you can get to your Meals of Steel.
- The Elite Donut is gluten-free and low-carb. So it is accommodating for both people who may be gluten-sensitive or are trying to cut carbs from their diet.
So if you want to grab yourself one, make sure you head over to our shop page and get yourself some. Along with 17 other rotating healthy and delicious options. You won’t be disappointed!
Written by: Vinh Pham
Vinh holds a degree in Nutritional Science. Having learned the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, Vinh’s goal is to educate others on proper health and nutrition. When he’s not working for MOS, Vinh likes trying new foods, hitting the gym, and eating his vegetables like a good boy.