When it comes to planning out snacks, I think one of the most challenging things is knowing exactly what to eat, and in what quantities. Healthy foods like nuts/yogurt/cheese, as well as examples on the flip side such as processed/prepackaged food, can all be very calorie dense for the little amount you are actually consuming. This can make snacks feel very small and unsatisfying.
It is important to always try to eat as much variety as possible in your diet. You have probably heard of eating the rainbow a billion times when it comes to consumption of fruits and veggies. While this is true, let's narrow it down to some specific foods that can help to start the introduction of new foods into your diet.
I don’t know about you but that is a pretty appealing snack bowl to me, and also gives me the satisfaction of a nice crunch like a chip, helping curb those cravings.
This time of year we are also exposed to a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables from farm stands, our backyard gardens, and grocery stores. We should be taking full advantage of all of these goodies we have accessible to us. Here is a list of nutrient dense, low calorie foods that are great snacks to mix and match throughout the day.
Many of these foods can be eaten by themselves with a little salt or homemade dressing.
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They may just help you curb those cravings, make it to your next healthy meal, and keep you on track with your goals. Challenge yourself and introduce a new fruit or veggie into your daily habits every other week or so - you might just find something you love!
Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.