Not a Snacker? Why you should be!

One of the biggest issues I have seen among clients lately is the lack of snacking. Many people are not eating snacks because either A) they don’t think they should or B) they don’t know what to eat that is healthy. Snacking is a beautiful opportunity to fuel your body between meals. Many of us will go 4-6 hours without eating anything and this causes over eating at your next meal, poor meal choices, and a lack of energy (I get HANGRY and irritable). Eating something small & healthy in between meals will truly help prevent this AND help boost the immune system work faster. Here are 4 of my favorite snacks to have:

1) Greek Yogurt with Honey and Fruit
This is a combination of fiber, healthy fats, and protein that will definitely get you over your afternoon hunger pains and away from the chips, pretzels, etc that most of us will go for cause it is easy! Easily do a single serving of greek yogurt with a  cup of fruit (I prefer blueberries!) and a 1/2 a tablespoon of honey.

2)Oatmeal 
Oatmeal is full of fiber, and helps regulate blood sugar levels from crashing. Add a little bit of blueberries for a taste of sweetness and some Vitamin C! Easily purchase a single serving (PLAIN!) of oatmeal and add about a half cup of blueberries. 

3) Banana w Almond/Peanut/etc. Butter
It is as simple as tablespoon of whichever nut butter you like and a banana, definitely can not go wrong there. The carbs will give a quick mood and energy spike and the protein will keep the energy train trudging along for hours. 

4) Handful of almonds
Almonds contain the healthy fat our body is looking for! However, be sure to only grab a handful (about 10-20 almonds) because although they are great for you, they are also high in calories.

Blog post by: Coach Stephany.

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