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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