Not sure what to choose? Wondering what’s going to satisfy that mid-meal hunger? Well you have come to the right place! Healthy snacking is an important part of healthy eating. Ideally we want to be fuelling our bodies every 3-4 hours. It keeps our energy levels up and our brain power at it’s best. The key is to get some high fiber carbohydrate as well as protein.
Here are some smart snacking suggestions:
Fresh banana or apple slices with peanut butter
Half a bottle of 100% fruit juice and a handful of trail mix
Grapes with cheese
Veggie sticks and hummus
Milk & All Bran Bar
Fresh fruit with a yogurt dip
Any fruit – fresh, canned or dried
Veggies – dip in low fat salad dressing
Hummus and pita or veggies
Yogurt with fruit topping
Smoothie made with fruit and milk
Cereal & milk/yogurt
Nuts with a piece of fresh fruit
Cheese and crackers
Cottage cheese and fruit
Plain, low-fat Popcorn & 100% fruit juice
Fig bars & milk
Low fat/ homemade muffin & milk
Some granola bars (Kashi, Larabar)
Bring what you can from home or hit a vending machine. Watch for the apple logo that highlights healthier choices in Burnaby Campus vending machines. At Surrey campus some vending options are healthier choices.
My secret (even though my friends and family bug me about it) is having an apple and some almonds in my purse almost all the time. Let us know how you are snacking smart by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or posting a comment.
For more information check out the Healthy Snacks Brouchure