Healthy Snackin’

By / Food / November 23rd, 2015 / 1

Despite its bad rap, snacking can be an important and necessary part of a healthy, everyday diet. Preparing a healthy snack when we are hungry (not bored!) can prevent overeating at mealtimes, can regulate blood sugar throughout the day and provide important nutrients our bodies require for optimal health. Remember, even when we are choosing healthy options, moderation is key; keep portions reasonable and don’t overeat.

For the office

  • Almonds (unsalted)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Small bowl of berries
  • Sliced apple or pear with a few cubes of cheddar cheese
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Raw veggies and hummus
  • Tomato juice

For the kids

  • Sliced apple and all natural peanut or almond butter
  • Sliced banana and vanilla whole fat yogurt
  • Popcorn
  • Dry cereal (try whole grain cheerios)
  • Raisins
  • Cheddar cubes and whole grain pita or crackers

After exercise

  • A few slices of turkey, cheese and apple slices
  • Greek yogurt with fresh berries
  • Chocolate milk and a banana
  • All natural peanut butter on a rice cake
  • Hummus and whole wheat pita

Before bed

  • Whole grain cereal with low fat milk or almond milk
  • Whole grain toast with almond or peanut butter
  • Yogurt with fresh cherries
  • Bowl of oatmeal

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