Snacking throughout the day is necessary when you’re a busy woman on the go. Unfortunately, mindless snacking is the arch enemy of a flat belly – especially if you’re choosing sugary, salty, or processed foods containing empty calories.
Use snack time as an opportunity to whittle your middle while also keeping hunger at bay. Here are 7 quick snacks that are not only delicious, but also keep your tummy looking flat and fabulous.
|Terrasoul Superfoods Raw Unpasteurized Organic Almonds|
Almonds are one of the ultimate flat belly foods. These babies are chocked full of fiber, protein, vitamin E, and magnesium – in other words, almonds will fill you up, beautify your skin, and regulate your blood sugar so you don’t have any junk food cravings later on. Stock your desk drawer with a stash to keep you fueled as you make your way down that to do list.
A dose of clean, green nutrition can give you as much energy as a triple venti vanilla latte (and without the jitters!). If you need some smoothie inspiration, check out our blog post about the best green smoothie add-ins for a flat tummy and glowing skin.
Oatmeal with Cinnamon
Don’t limit oatmeal’s healthy goodness to breakfast! A small bowl of oatmeal is packed with belly-flattening fiber, and even more satisfying when topped with your favorite fruit or nuts. A dash of cinnamon also helps to reduce bloating, and studies show that this comforting spice may actually help fight belly fat.
Veggies and Hummus
|Lilly’s All Natural Hummus|
Veggie spears (think carrots, celery, red peppers, and cucumbers) with a small serving of hummus are an easy snack, whether you’re at home or packing up a to-go container. Just make sure not to overdo it on the hummus. Although it’s a great source of protein and fiber, too much will lead to bloating!
Hard Boiled Eggs
Boil up a dozen eggs and keep them in your fridge to eat throughout the week. Just two hard boiled eggs are enough to curb your appetite, arm you with muscle-repairing protein (just in case you worked your abs at the gym recently), and it’s a super simple snack to prep ahead of time.
Greek Yogurt and Berries
|Greek Gods Greek Style Yogurt|
Greek yogurt is a favorite in the health community due to its low sugar content. Yogurt also contains probiotics, which regulates the digestive system; and as unsexy as that may sound, a properly functioning digestive tract is a must for a flat tummy. Sweeten your Greek yogurt with antioxidant-packed berries for an extra yummy midday treat.
Got a few minutes on your hands? Slice up a wholegrain baguette, toast if desired, and then top with a little Buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and a small drizzle of olive oil. When you use quality ingredients, even the simplest snacks taste as if you’re indulging in a gourmet bite.
Flat Belly Bonus!
|Cheeky PhysiqueTummy Sleek|
Fight flab and bloating in less than a minute by using Cheeky Physique’s Tummy Sleek. Massaging a thin layer of this quick-drying serum is all it takes to moisturize the skin, boost circulation, and tighten the appearance of your midsection – even on those busy days you can’t make it to the gym.