The reasons to reduce or eliminate dairy in your diet are as plentiful as spots on a cow. While some people are generally looking to decrease the number of animal products that they consume, others are becoming more aware of the health risks associated with a diet high in dairy.
Chronic digestive problems, allergies, cardiovascular disease and even some forms of cancer have been linked to consumption of dairy products. And in children, a recent study found that a dairy-fueled diet can lead to painful constipation, among other ailments. Many of these issues stem from the fact that dairy is a food that increases inflammation in the body.
Still, it can be hard to find great-tasting foods that don't contain dairy, especially for those of us who can be incredibly picky eaters. Here at Progressive Nutritional, we believe that staying healthy shouldn't mean making yourself miserable. Here are five fun dairy free snacks that are also rich in protein, a complete win-win!
1) Hummus And Carrot Sticks
Who doesn't love dippers! And what's more satisfying than a crunchy vegetable topped with a creamy protein?
2) Guacamole And Whole Grain Pita Chips
Did someone say avocado? Could there be a more perfect food?
3) Apple Slices And Nut Butter
An oldie but goodie.
4) Homemade Trail Mix
The variety in this treat is sure to please any persnickety person. Just throw some almonds, dried cherries, dark chocolate, sea salt, and cinnamon into a bag, and voila! Snack is served.
5) Celery And Peanut Butter
Anything that looks like a boat is a definite winner. Just be sure to participate in the Regatta if you are snacking with friends.
Need more ideas about healthy snacks that fit your lifestyle? Contact us and we'll be happy to help!