Health & Fitness
Snack Attack! 5 Healthy Ideas
It’s 2 o’clock and those Cheerios that you are giving your baby are starting to look like steak. Before you know it your handy little snack bag for baby is all gone. Oh and ahh, baby hasn’t had any snacks yet. So you may as well use those wipes and get those crumbs off the side of your mouth.
Snack attacks hit us all, not just the kids. Sneak attacks only occur when you’re not ready. So get a snack plan ready for you and the kids, when you are home or out. Smart snacking can be great for your diet and your weight. Eating small meals will help speed up your metabolism, which is important in losing weight. In addition, you can boost your nutrition by adding the right nutrient filled snacks into your diet. You will have more stamina throughout the day and at mealtime; you will also be less likely to overeat as you had proper nutrition throughout the day.
Portion size is important. When you consider snacks thinks about what is handy. Judge the portion size by what can fit into your hand. Eat small handfuls of nutritious snacks, a hand size bowl or sandwich. Keep good snacks on hand and avoid sugar rich foods.
Here are 5 Healthy Snack Ideas
Nuts – A handful of nuts can help to satisfy your hunger and help build a strong heart. Go for walnuts and almonds.
Fruits & Veggies – Keep a stash of fruit on hand like bananas and apples. Keep it interesting by dipping fruit into low fat yogurt or topping with cheese and raisins. Make a smoothie with fresh fruit and low fat yogurt.
Need a sandwich? Go for Peanut Butter or a low fat cheese sandwich.
Whole-wheat pretzels with spicy mustard or rice cakes with peanut butter and raisins.
High protein, high fiber and low sugar meal or granola bars.