Snacking is consuming food between meals. Snack foods don’t have to refer to highly processed or high calorie items. Eating healthier foods as a snack is better than letting yourself become ravenously hungry. A few tips for healthy snacking are:
- Size of snack. In general, healthy snacks provide about 200 calories and at least 10 grams of protein to help stay full between meals.
- Frequency of snacking. Depending on your activity level and meal size, limit to 1-2 snacks per day.
- Where to snack. Portable snacks can go with you wherever you are in case hunger strikes.
Healthy snack ideas include:
- Mixed nuts
- Veggies with guacamole or hummus
- Greek yogurt and berries
- A piece of fruit
- String cheese
- Hard boiled eggs
Nutritious snack options can help with cravings, curb hunger and boost energy between meals.
“No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.” Channing Pollock