Healthy Snacking and Shopping
We often hear that eating between meals will ruin your appetite but sometimes you just need a small bite of something to keep you going. Snacking can be a healthy way to balance out your meals, stay energized and get your needed nutrients. Reimagine your snacks as mini meals, that help you get through the day feeling energized. Read more to learn about planning and shopping for healthy go-to snack foods!
When do you need snacks?
Here are some circumstances when you might want to consider having a healthy snack:
- When you need an energy boost
- When your regular meal routine is interrupted or delayed
- Before and after exercise – snacking before a workout gives you energy and snacking after a workout can help to build muscle
- Anytime when meals are more than 5-6 hours apart. If you eat lunch at 12pm and eat dinner at 7pm, you could use a mid-day...