This is a smart approach to snacks: Make ’em work for you. If you find yourself getting overly hungry between meals—and racing to eat your food—a nutritious, satisfying snack can help keep you on an even keel. And healthy snacks can be fun—whether you’ve discovered new ways whether you like to eat something every couple of hours or are comfortable with up to four hours between eating occasions. They can help keep you on track to select wholesome foods at your next meal, and to eat them mindfully.
How snacking can help
Healthy snacks can help keep your hunger levels even throughout the day—plan for them to ensure wise choices: Whether you’re road-tripping on vacation or spending the day at the park, you might be less tempted by spur-of-the moment picks that don’t work in your SmartPoints budget if you have a satisfying snack in your bag.
Tip from a Wellness Coach
“I love dip! I take ½ cup of plain, fat-free Greek yogurt, add fresh lime juice, lime zest, smoked paprika, and sea salt, then stir to combine. It’s perfect for cut-up veggies or pretzels.
Build a better snack
When you want a bite, a lean protein- and fiber-rich carb pairing can help keep you going till your next meal. Here are some of our favourites!
- ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 2 Tbsp hummus
- 24 pistachios
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- ⅓ cup shelled edamame (fresh soybeans)
- Hard-boiled egg
- Low-fat string cheese
- ¼ cup oven-roasted chickpeas
- 3 oz water-packed tuna
For more ideas, check out #snackhacks on Connect!