This is a fantastic topic; snacking. Too many people struggle, or do not take the time to portion out snacks that are healthy and provide energy. Keeping good alternatives close at hand, will help you achieve your long term goals. Why waste money on low calorie count individual servings that are bought when you can put your own together. You will also teach your children or show coworkers that it can be done.
Healthy snacks are an important part of balanced eating. Snacks are foods that are eaten between meals. They have a very important job: they keep energy levels up and provide nutrients that our bodies need. A healthy snack can also help control your appetite and make you feel less hungry between meals.
Not all snacks are created equal
For many people, the word “snack” makes them think of chips or chocolate. However, these are not the type of healthy snacks that give us important nutrients that the body needs.
The key to healthy snacking is to follow Canada’s Food Guide and include foods from at least two of the four food groups in each snack. Ideas include fruit, whole grain crackers, cheese, hummus and vegetables.
Watch your portions
A healthy snack should have between 85 and 250 calories. One way to control portion size is to serve yourself a single…
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