By: Nikki Nies
Whether you’re wrapping up end of the year classes or are as busy as can be with obligations pulling in you in multiple directions, it’s always applicable to think about the snacks to keep on hand.
To decrease chances of overeating or binge eating, keeping a variety of foods stocked in your pantry is key to great snacking. On the weekends or when you do grocery shopping, buy in bulk or at least for the next week’s activities, expecting to take snacks with you whenever out.
Snacking suggestions for all tastes and preferences:
- Fresh fruits–apples, bananas, kiwi, pears, berries, oranges
- String Cheese
- Fat Free/Low Fat Greek Yogurt
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Mixed Nuts
- Raw vegetables and hummus
- Peanut Butter and jelly sandwich
- Frozen Grapes
- Mixed salad with fat free dressing
- Dry Cereal
- Low calorie, sodium soup
- Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies
- Rice cakes
- Air popcorn
- Pea/Kale Chips
If you’ve already got a snack routine in place, that’s great! Never hurts to add an additional snacking option into the mix, it’ll add a different array of vitamins and minerals.
One’s snacking preferences are dictated by daily activities, availability and level of satiety. For me, I always take snacks whenever out and I can’t tell you how many times it’s helped me out of a bind. If you’re not regularly a snack person, keeping a couple coins in your purse may be the difference between hunger and contentment.