Snacking during the day can add a lot of calories and very few nutrients to our diet. When trying to lose weight, “good snacking” can be a valuable tool in maintaining energy levels, meeting some of our nutritional needs, and increasing our metabolism.
By eating a snack with the right ratio of nutrients and calories, we get the energy we need and help us lose weight. Protein in combination with physical activity promotes the growth of lean muscle mass, which increases the rate of metabolism and the burning of calories. Fiber, on the other hand, helps improve digestion and prevents the build-up of fats and sugars.
Madame Courgette offers you some snacks that will help you stay in shape and properly nourish your body.
Toast with walnuts and pear
A delicious solution for breakfast and any hour of the day. Nuts rich in serotonin combine with protein and fiber and give you a great food proposition. Put cottage cheese, pear slices and chopped walnuts on toast.
Open toast with salmon and avocado
Another snack proposal is the open toast with salmon and avocado. Place pieces of avocado, a slice of salmon and chives on a toasted wholemeal bread. The result is very delicious!
Fruit salad with organic yogurt and hazelnuts
You’re starving for a cake but on the other hand you also want something healthy. Here is the solution! This fruit salad is for you. In a bowl put yogurt, pieces of apple and kiwi, cinnamon, raisins, hazelnuts and flax seeds. Ideal for those times when you need something a little sweet but also balanced.