Snack Ideas to Keep you Going

Snacks. What is a snack?

By definition, a snack is a light meal to be eaten in between regular meals. Having snacks are a great way to prevent overeating at meal time. They also keep us energized by providing a small amount of fuel. And by fueling up in between meals, the body can maintain its normal metabolism and fat burning function that happens when we get into the habit of properly timing and spacing out our meals.

Preparing for your day or your week by purchasing or preparing healthy snacks is   a smart way to help achieve weight goals, prevent roller coaster blood sugar levels, save a few dollars, and reduce risk of the dreaded “hangry.”

Here are some snack suggestions to try out:

  • Hard boiled egg
  • Small handful of nuts and a piece of fruit
  • Sliced zucchini, celery, endive, steamed green beans, or carrots with 1/2 cup dip
    • Dip Ideas:
      • Hummus or other bean dip
      • Fresh or homemade salsa
      • Roasted eggplant dip
      • Mashed avocado or simple guacamole
      • Greek yogurt mixed with olive oil, herbs, garlic, lime, sea salt
  • Handful of whole grain or gluten-free crackers with 1-2 ounces of cheese
  • Small bowl fruit salad sprinkled with turmeric, pepper, coconut oil, and salt
  • Olives and nuts
  • 1/2 avocado or a whole sliced cucumber with honey, lime and salt
  • Brown rice cake topped with sugar-free nut butter
  • Cup of low-sugar kefir
  • Cup of bone broth
  • Energy balls of oats rolled with nut butter, honey, hemp seeds, and add-ins
  • Small salad, like a bean salad, seaweed salad, or whole grain salad
  • Dark chocolate and berries
  • Leftovers!

Published by Okay to Eat

Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro, MS, RDN, CDN

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