Welcome to Day 4 of the 7-Days of Healthy Habits

Today is all about snacks.

If you're going to be out for more than 2 hours, make sure you take snacks with you!

Hey, it’s day 4 already. How are you doing so far?

Along the lines of our topic yesterday about planning, snacks can be included in this category as well.

You don’t have to be a slave to fast food or the vending machine when you’re on the go. With a little forethought, you can always have healthy snacks with you, helping you avoid the sluggish feeling that comes from eating empty calories (junk food).  You’ll also be able to save a LOT of calories.

If you observe how you feel within 30 minutes after you eat, your body will tell you what you need to know.  After your snack, did you feel satiated and energized, or did you feel tired a and kind of ‘blah’ a short time later?

The snacks that fuel our body, and provide the nutrients we need, feed our body on a cellular level. These types of foods tend to make us feel better, and ultimately, look better (and age better).

When you know you are going to be away from home for more than 2 hours, have healthy snacks prepared so you can eat on the go.

Here are a few ideas to get you started (always be aware of serving sizes):

  • Carrot sticks and cucumber slices with hummus

  • Apple slices and peanut butter

  • Almonds and raisins

  • Organic tortilla chips and guacamole (you can find individual serving size containers of guacamole at some stores now).

  • LaraBar or Kind Bar (choose those with low sugar content)

Need more suggestions?

Find snacks that appeal to you and are easily transported (you may need to include an ice pack inside of an insulated lunch bag). Being prepared means you won’t be stuck without a healthy option when hunger strikes.

What are your favorite healthy go-to snacks that you can bring on the go? 

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