How to Snack Smarter

How to Snack Smarter

Some people find regularly snacking helps them maintain better energy levels, and if this applies to you, then it’s worth learning how to snack smarter.

Choose Snacks That Are Rich in Calcium

Many people fail to get enough calcium in their diet, so choosing snacks that are rich in this mineral can be a great way to top up. Good snacks include low-fat yoghurt or almonds. Alternatively mix fresh fruit with cottage cheese for a snack that contains carbohydrate, protein and fat.

Eat More Fruit and Veggies

It can be tricky to eat enough fruit and vegetables throughout the day, so try choosing a crunchy apple or carrot or celery sticks. These can be even tastier when paired with yoghurt or hummus. As a bonus, these fruits and veggies are packed with fibre which has a slight scrubbing action on teeth.

Use Healthy Snacks to Kill Unhealthy Cravings

If you have a lust for something salty, instead of choosing crisps, try shelled edamame which contains lots of protein and fibre and is low in calories. For a sweet treat, mix cocoa powder and honey into a paste and blend with low-fat milk to make a hot chocolate that contains plenty of nutrients and antioxidants and it’s a good source of protein.