What’s in Your Snack Pack Today?

Are you still loading up on packaged snack products?
Well if you are, you are cheating yourself. Whole foods (or real foods) provide you with much more energy to keep you going throughout your day. Eating a good snack could mean a difference between having an afternoon crash or that extra rush of energy that you need to get through the day.

A quality snack is made up of nutrient-dense ingredients. You should try to incorporate some vegetables into your snack. The best way to gain energy during snack time is to incorporate some healthy protein and healthy fats into the mix.

 

Here are some whole-food snack options to incorporate into your day

  • Unsweetened greek yogurt with chopped up almonds topped with berries- you can use cinnamon and honey to add some flavor

  • Apple with  almond butter or peanut butter (ingredients should say “peanuts”! yes, thats it.)

  • Vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, peppers, cucumber) dipped in basic avocado dip (1/2 avocado, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, salt & pepper to taste)

  • 1-2 Hardboiled eggs with “mary’s gone crackers” and salt, pepper, lemon juice, mustard, cheese (it’s up to you)

  • Leftover greens & protein with a drizzle of olive oil

Are you skipping snack all together because you are “too busy”?

Look at it this way. Quality nourishment means quality work output. If your brain has no fuel to run off of then you are more likely to think slower, make more mistakes and perform at a lower quality. Taking 10 minutes out of your afternoon to take a snack break can help get you through the end of the work day.
Do a little experiment for yourself… Try a new snack everyday this week. Write down what you had for snack, how you felt right after you ate it and how you felt 2 hours after eating it. Focus on components like “energy,” “satisfaction,” and “hunger-levels.”
Happy snacking!
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