Healthy Snacks Can Boost Your Health

  • Well planned between-meal-snacking helps keep hunger at bay, which diminishes the chances of binging or over-consumption at mealtime.
  • Regular intake of food (about every 3 hours) helps maximize your metabolic rate. This helps your body burn more calories at rest.
  • Snacking provides additional opportunities to bring in valuable, essential micronutrients, like Folate, Vitamin C and calcium.
  • Snacking enhances the variety in one’s diet.
  • Snacking provides sensory pleasure.
  • Remember to keep snacking to appropriate serving sizes, make it simple, portable and most importantly…plan ahead.

Include these delicious snacks into your meal plan:

  • 1/2 cup Edamame
  • 1 Omega-3 hardboiled egg with 7 FlatOut Multigrain Crisps
  • 1 small apple with 1 Sargento reduced-fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese stick
  • 1 FlatOut bread (light) with 1 Tbsp. Natural peanut butter
  • 1-4 ounce 2% cottage cheese with Snyder’s multi-grain pretzel sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons Sabra Classic Hummus with 7 Kashi Original 7-Grain Crackers
  • 1 cup Skinny Cow ice cream
  • Chobani non-fat plain greek yogurt with 1 cup fresh blueberries

Things to keep in mind:

  • Plan ahead
  • Keep it simple
  • Make it portable

SNACKING GUIDELINES

*Your Snacking Goal is to include the Following:

  • 120-150 Calories
  • 15-20gm Carbohydrates
  • 2-4gm Fiber
  • 8-10gm Protein
  • 2-5gm Fat

Information provided by: Kathleen Rodas – Registered Dietitian

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