Let’s face it, a delicious snack is more than just a bridge between meals! A snack that hits the spot can refresh and rejuvenate when we need it most. Snacks that satisfy are important for managing hunger, boosting productivity, and putting us in a happy place. Find your perfect snack with these ideas:
*If you’re craving sweets, fight back with a combination of natural sugar and protein to keep energy levels steady such as apple coins topped with nut butter, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate chips, or fresh fruit parfaits made with low-fat yogurt, and a sprinkle of whole grain cereal.
*Looking for something salty and crunchy? Steer clear of high calorie packaged, processed foods that can exacerbate hunger, and instead reach a handful of pistachios, vegetable crudities with low-fat dip, or a few whole grain crackers with cheese and a glass of tomato juice.
*Over-imbibe? Replenish nutrients and rehydrate with a cup of broth based soup, an egg white breakfast sandwich on a whole grain toast, a turkey burger with pickles, or cubed watermelon with a spritz of fresh lime juice and sunflower seeds.
*Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Get some omega 3s and improve focus with green tea served up alongside avocado toast topped with an egg and a dash of sea salt & pepper, or chill out with a tall glass of lemon water and smoked salmon on whole grain crackers.