Snacking can be become an integral part of your healthy diet. Adults don’t often get enough water, protein, potassium, magnesium and Vit Bs in their daily diet. Snacks should not be confused with sugary treats. Instead choose foods that are a mix of healthy carbs, fats and protein.
- Delayed Breakfast. You are not into breakfast when you get up? Think of your midday snack, as delayed breakfast to include a source of whole grains, protein, and fats. Whole wheat toast with banana and almond butter (no added sugar).
- Afternoon Slump? Research is finding we are often DEHYDRATED more than hungry. Remember to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water EVERY DAY. After a glass of water, try a smoothie with yogurt and fresh/ frozen fruit
- Protein Low? Check to see if you are getting at least 50 grams of protein in your daily diet. Snacks on edamame, handful of nuts, whole wheat pita with humus.
- 5-6 Small Meal Plan. Cook in bulk and freeze in small amounts to be heated up for Mini-Meals. Always remember to divide up your protein intake (50 + grams) throughout the day.
Try these 4 simple snacking strategies and feel better!