Wednesday, November 6, 2019

10 Ways To Snack Smart

Changing Bad Habits

Snacking is contagious. Don’t you agree? Once you start it’s tough to stop. Especially if it’s salty potato chips, greasy french fries or anything with chocolate. Avoiding these treats is tough but doable. Here are a few tips to help you snack smart.  

1.  Just Say No And Don’t Buy The Junk Food  

This is harder to do than you think. But really, if you don’t have the junk food in the house you can’t eat it.

2.  Make Your Own Healthy Smart Snacks

Perhaps it’s a healthy muffin, energy fruit bar, or trail mix. If you make it yourself then you’ll know what ingredients are in it. Often the processed snacks sold at the grocery store are filled with fat, sugar and salt. They also use ingredients we’d never use in our own home cooking such as preservatives, colours and artificial flavours.  

Snack Smart With Homemade Muffins
Home Made Muffins Can Be A Fantastic Smart Snack!

3.  Pre-cut Your Veggies

When you buy veggies from the grocery store, cut them into bite size pieces at home and store them in a nice container in your refrigerator. If it’s easy to grab and eat you won’t miss the chips.  

4.  Try Hummus

Snack Smart With Hummus
Snack On Hummus

Make up a batch of hummus and eat it with your pre-cut veggies. This makes a fantastic snack and will last in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

5.  Eat dates   

Try eating a couple of fresh dates. They can be pricey but just a few will give you a big burst of energy.  

6.  Grab an apple  

Grab An Apple

Apples are filled with fibre and water. You’ll be surprised how full you are after eating just one apple.

7.  Drink water  

Often drinking water will satisfy our grumbling tummy. 

8.  Scoop a handful of nuts   

Put a few nuts into a bowl and eat them as a snack. You just need a few nuts to satiate your hunger because they are filled with fibre and fat.

9. Make your own yogurt cup

Yogurt is a great snack. Lots of flavoured yogurts are filled with sugar so purchase plain yogurt and sweeten it yourself with a little honey or maple syrup and then add berries on top.

10.  Eat a boiled egg  

Eggs are a fantastic snack. If you boil a few they will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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