You may be hurting your energy levels and your weight loss efforts by choosing the wrong snacks. Your snacks should be viewed as nutritious mini meals. Try pairing your carbohydrate foods with a protein or healthy fat. This will make you feel fuller and also balance blood sugar levels. Here are some smart choices:
Apple + 1 tablespoon peanut butter
Whole grain crackers + 1 oz cheese
Orange + 1 hardboiled egg
Plain Greek Yogurt + fresh fruit
Whole-grain pita chips + guacamole
Whole-grain English muffin with hummus
Trail mix with dried fruit and nuts
Be sure to keep your portions in check! Adding too many calories to your snacks can easily put you over your daily caloric needs.
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Author: Nicole Bergoine, RD, Your Fuel registered dietitian