During this time of year, we could all use as much support for our immune system as possible. In addition to wearing a mask and washing your hands, food can boost your immune health. These snacks provide antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to your body.
Apple and Pumpkin Seed Butter
Instead of having an apple with peanut butter, try apple with pumpkin seed butter. Apples contain antioxidants and pumpkin seed butter has zinc and magnesium, which will keep you healthy all season long.
Bell Peppers and Hummus
For a more savory snack, try red bell peppers and hummus. Red bell peppers have tons of vitamin C and hummus is loaded with zinc—making this a nutritious, satisfying treat!
Butternut Squash Fries
Next time you have a craving for chips, reach for butternut squash fries instead. They’re so easy to make and all you have to do is slice the squash and brush it with olive oil before baking in the oven at 425 F for 40 minutes. Butternut squash is packed with carotenoids that the body converts to vitamin A.
Tea and Dark Chocolate
Black and green tea contain L-theanine, an amino acid that helps decrease stress, and when paired with dark chocolate, which is high in antioxidants, you’ll be snacking healthily while enjoying it!
Yogurt and Honey
Greek yogurt is loaded with probiotics, which leads to a healthy gut and immune system. Add a bit of honey, which has antioxidants, to make it sweeter.