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Smart Snacking Tips:

A healthy snack includes 1 to 2 food groups like fruit and a handful of nuts, whole grain crackers and cheese, or vegetables and hummus. Your snack should be a small portion. You should measure it out on a plate and not eat out of the box or bag. Make sure you only snack when hungry, not out of boredom, or when stressed or upset. Too much snacking may lead to weight gain. Avoid snacking while working, watching TV, or playing on the computer. You are more likely to eat more while distracted.

Snacks to keep at work:

A medium piece of fresh fruit such as a banana, pear, apple, or orange with some nuts would be a good suggestion. 2 cups of popcorn mixed with nuts or trail mix are also options. Also, single serve prepackaged fruit or nuts would be healthy options.

Snacks to take with you:

Options could be: veggies, bread and peanut butter, packaged dried fruit, or a granola bar are all good take along snacks.

Snacks to have at home:

Any kind of veggies with hummus or guacamole dip are good snack options. Fresh fruit with yogurt, crackers and cheese, or a small bowl of cereal would also be healthy options at home.

Snacks can be a healthy part of your day if you choose small portions of nutritious items. Keep healthy snack on hand for when hunger strikes.