When most people think about nutrition, they automatically think about meals. But what about snacks? Snacking is a huge part of our diets, and it’s important to make sure that we’re snacking smart. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for healthy snacking. So whether you’re looking for ideas for quick and easy snacks or you’re interested in making a major overhaul to your snacking habits, we’ve got you covered!
One of the best ways to snack smarter is to plan ahead. This doesn’t mean that you have to sit down and meal prep every single snack, but it does mean taking a moment to think about what you’re going to eat. If you know you’re going to be hungry in an hour, pack a healthy snack with you instead of hitting the vending machine. This can be something as simple as an apple or a hard-boiled egg. If you’re at home, take some time to cut up vegetables or fruits so that they’re ready to grab when you want them.
Nutrient Dense Foods
Another way to snack smarter is to focus on nutrient-dense foods. This means choosing snacks that are high in protein, healthy fats, and fiber. These nutrients will help to keep you full and satisfied between meals. A few great examples of nutrient-dense snacks include nuts, seeds, nut butter, hard-boiled eggs, and avocado.
When you’re choosing snacks, it’s also important to be aware of the sugar content. Many processed snacks are loaded with sugar, which can lead to a blood sugar crash later on. If you’re looking for a sweet snack, opt for something with natural sugars like fruit or dark chocolate. These foods will give you a sustained energy boost without the crash.
If you’re looking for some quick and easy snack ideas that are still nutritious, here are a few of our favorites:
- Veggies and hummus – Try our Roasted Beet and Carrot Hummus recipe here.
- Fruit and walnut butter
- Celery and almond butter
- Apple slices with pecan butter
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Salmon salad on cucumber slices
- Chicken salad on greens
- Sliced fruit with coconut yogurt dip
- Dark chocolate – Learn the surprising benefits of dark chocolate here.
- Trail mix – Try our Nutty Trail Mix recipe here.
- Green smoothie – Learn the benefits of green smoothies here.
- Protein balls – Try our Protein Ball Recipes here.
- Pesto and Veggie Sticks – Try our Pumpkin Seed Pesto recipe here.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. The possibilities are endless when it comes to healthy snacking! Just remember to focus on nutrient-dense foods, and try to plan ahead so that you’re not caught off guard by hunger. If you do these things, you’ll be well on your way to snacking smarter.
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