Mélina Lamarche

By Mélina Lamarche

March 13, 2014

Health

Snacks are Good for You!

Article revised on 30 October 2018

Got the munchies? Be careful! There are lots of tempting snack options with little nutritional value. Rather than buying a snack when your stomach is already growling, plan ahead and take a healthy one from home.

These tips will help you practice safe snacks:

  • Combine two food groups
  • Less is more
  • Choose a high-fibre snack to curb your cravings
  • A snack with 5 g of protein will satisfy you longer
    A few examples:

    • 50 g (1 oz) cheese + 1 pear
    • 100 g (3.5 oz) Greek yogourt + 20 grapes
    • 1 apple + 30 ml (2 tbsp) peanut butter
    • 60 ml (¼ cup) hummus + 3 or 4 whole wheat crackers
    • 250 ml (1 cup) milk + 125 ml (½ cup) raw veggies
    • 60 ml (¼ cup) almonds + 2 clementines

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