Ahh snacking… I personally love snacking, because I’m a grazer, I tend to eat 6 small meals per day rather than 3 large meals. This keeps my metabolism going and keeps me from getting too hungry. Eating something every 3-4 hours ensures you don’t have any blood sugar drops and keeps those levels steady.
I’ve put together my TOP HEALTHY SNACKS with the proper balance of carbohydrates and protein, because you need both at every snack to keep you balanced and full until the next meal. Having just carbs during a snack causes your blood sugar to rise more rapidly than if it contains a mixture of protein too. (Thus causing you to crash and feel tired, soon after craving more carbs). So always make sure you pair the two together. The following snacks are perfect examples of just that!
Check out the video below I made for the Private Practice Nutrition Company I work with (Healthy Steps Nutrition) where I go into more detail about the top snacks I recommend to my clients. ENJOY!
My top RD-approved Healthy & Balanced Snack Options:
- Perfect Bars (Mini)
- RX Bars
- Bone Broth (paired with fresh fruit or whole grain crackers)
- Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt
- Salmon Packets (pair with Arnold’s Sandwich Thins or whole grain crackers, fruit, etc for healthy carbs)
- Fresh berries + Justin’s Nut Butter Packets