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Packing your lunch box with a simple, low calorie snack like this Mandarin Orange & Almonds combo is a great way to bridge the gap between meals.
You see, there’s a lot to be said for keeping things simple when building a healthy meal plan. You don’t need to waste time with intricate, time consuming recipes.
Choosing something like this is not only a major time saver, it’s a sure way to provide you with a much needed nutritional boost and at under 200 kcal this one is ideal for anyone looking to drop a few pounds.
All belonging to the Mandarin family, the Mandarin Orange, Tangerine and Clementine are all smaller than Oranges and are generally easier to peel due to their looser skin.
Packed with Vitamin C, they aren’t just a tasty treat as they provide a number of heath benefits such as the potential to fight cancer, reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure. They’re also low in calories with a typical Mandarin (about 125g) coming in at about 60 kcal.
Almonds, on the other hand, are super high in calories with a small handful (about 20 almonds) coming in at around 125 kcal. Although they are super healthy and provide a wide range of health benefits you still need to be careful as it’s not just unhealthy food which will make you gain weight, too much of the healthy stuff will too. Check out one of our earlier articles for the low down on what that’s all about.
Mandarin Orange Snack Ingredients
- 1 medium sized Mandarin Orange or Satsuma (125g is around 60 kcal)
- 20 almonds (about 20g, 125 kcal)
Tips & alternatives
If you’d like to learn more about almonds, head over to our almonds superfood article. And, we have a bunch of simple, healthy snacks in our recipe archives including lots of exciting smoothie recipes.