What do you snack on?
Most of us grab what’s convenient: chips, crackers, pretzels, or a box of cookies. While this may seem like a great idea, it is terrible for people like me. I have a HUGE appetite and find that I need an entire box of cookies to feel full. But if I go for veggies instead of cookies, I can eat way more for way less calories. If you have a huge appetite like me, read on to learn what type of snacks you should snack on.
While cookies and crackers are nutritionally poor, veggies are nutrition bombs. Crackers only offer salt and carbs. Veggies pack macronutrients and antioxidants to boost your energy and immune system. Not only that, they are full of fiber! Fiber is key to feeling full, gut health and comfort, energy levels, and mood. Fiber also prevents belly bloat caused by constipation. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just eat healthy, think of snack time as an opportunity to fill the holes in your diet that you’re missing with meals alone. Most people don’t get enough veggies and eat too many processed carbs, so this is a great swap!
Make this choice easier by meal-prepping carrot and celery sticks, sliced peppers and cucumbers, and broccoli and cauliflower florets. Keep stacked veggie containers at eye level in the fridge so they’re as easily accessible as a box of crackers, inspiring you to grab them. I also like to mix up my snacks by adding in peanut butter and raisins or fruit. For example, I will bring celery sticks, sliced apples, and peanut butter for both. Yum!
What types of snacks do you enjoy?