Below are a few tips to help make the shift from empty calorie snacks to more nutritious options.
- Limit snacks that are high in saturated fats, added sugars, and salt, like chips, cookies, candy, and doughnuts. You don’t have to avoid them all together but select those items in moderation.
- Here are a few examples of snack foods that give you long-lasting energy: bananas, grapes, hummus with carrots or other raw vegetables, almonds, sliced apples, almond or peanut butter on celery sticks, jerky, trail mix and sliced turkey rollups.
- If possible, try to eat a healthy meal or snack every 3-4 hours, starting with a good breakfast. A couple of suggestions for a healthy way to start your day: low-fat muffin, hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal, yogurt with fruit and make-ahead breakfast wraps.
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