To snack or not to snack…that’s the million dollar question.
If you ask my physically fit and extremely energetic 90-year old grandma, she’ll tell you that, “she grazes all day.”
Some health experts disagree with this approach, arguing that if you’re getting what you need at BLD (breakfast, lunch & din) you shouldn’t need to “bridge” between meals.
I say: if hanger strikes, you gotta do what you gotta do! 😉
But healthfully, of course!
When I snack, I opt for real food!
In other words, food that’s minimally processed and that adds a decent nutritional bang to my day (usually: a mix of high in protein, fiber and healthy fats.)
By steering clear of refined, processed carbs and added sugars I not only satisfy my hunger, but I also stay satiated longer and avoid the unwanted glucose spikes and crashes. 🙌
So, next time you find yourself caught in the middle of those early-morning, mid-day or late-night munchies, don’t get hangry!
Instead, get your graze on with something real, like this…
5 Healthy Snack Options
1// Open-Faced Cucumber Sammy on Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Crispbread with Kite Hill Cream Cheese & Microgreens
2// Crunchy Peanut Butter & Jelly Bites (or any nutbutter-based bite, like these Sunbutter Balls)
3// Hummus & Fresh Veggies
4// Homemade Trail Mix
5// Nut or Seed Crackers (like Flackers, Jilz or Simple Mills) with Pesto & and an assortment of Olives, Pickled Veggies & Cherry Peppers
Well, what do you think? Is it snack time, yet? 😉 What healthy bites do you like to nosh on?
Let me know, down below!