We love snacks. Waiting too long between eating times can lead to overeating, blood sugar swings, and low energy. Snacks help bridge the gap.
Here are some simple guidelines ideas to get you started on the path to snacking bliss.
Create balanced snacks by combining healthy fats, protein, and carbs. Bonus points for veggies!
Pick foods from each category to build the perfect balanced snack:
Protein: Lean meats (chicken and turkey), fish & seafood, tofu & tempeh, cottage cheese, plain Greek yogurt, eggs
Carbs with fiber: Whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal), sweet potatoes, 100% whole grain bread/ crackers/wraps, beans & lentils (also contain protein), peas & corn, fruit.
Healthy fats: Nuts & seeds, avocado, plant oils (olive, avocado, coconut), olives
Veggies: Broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, leafy greens (salad, kale, chard, spinach), green beans, sugar snap peas & MANY MORE!
If you need to buy bars for easy on-the-go snacking, look for one with 3 – 5 grams of fiber, at least 8 grams of protein, less than 10 grams sugar, and less than 8 grams of fat (no more than 1 gram saturated).
Chat with us in your Brook app for more ideas about making yummy balanced snacks!
on August 3, 2021. Kelsea is a Registered Dietitian with her Master's degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, and is one of our Health Coaches.