Smart Snacking

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Can you feel that sweet breeze? It’s finally that time of year when the sun shines a little brighter and the air feels a tad warmer. 

With spring in full swing, there’s no better time to step outside, soak up some Vitamin D, and enjoy the beautiful weather. But hey, while we’re out there enjoying the sunshine, let’s not forget about our health! 

As we bask in the warmth of the season, it’s essential to fuel our bodies with the right kind of snacks to keep us feeling our best. So, let’s chat about some healthy snacks and how they can keep us energized and ready to tackle whatever the day throws our way.

Fresh Fruit Salad: Whip up a colorful fruit salad with seasonal favorites like strawberries, kiwi, and pineapple. Packed with vitamins, minerals, & fiber, this snack is a refreshing way to stay hydrated and nourished on warm spring days.

Veggie Sticks with Hummus: Crunchy carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and bell pepper strips paired with creamy hummus make for a satisfying snack. Loaded with antioxidants, fiber, & protein, this combo is perfect for boosting energy levels and supporting overall health.

Greek Yogurt with Berries: Spoonfuls of creamy Greek yogurt topped with a handful of juicy berries create a delicious and nutritious snack. Rich in probiotics, calcium, & antioxidants, this snack helps support gut health, bone strength, & immune function.

Avocado Toast: Smear ripe avocado on whole-grain toast and sprinkle with a dash of sea salt and cracked black pepper. Packed with heart-healthy fats, fiber, & vitamins, this snack provides a satisfying blend of nutrients to keep you feeling full and energized.

Trail Mix: Mix together a variety of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for a customizable snack that’s perfect for on-the-go. With a good balance of healthy fats, protein, and carbs, trail mix provides a quick and easy way to refuel and satisfy cravings while enjoying the great outdoors.

Some other healthy snack ideas include:

  • Apple with peanut butter
  • Grapes with some walnuts or almonds
  • Sliced chicken breast, alone or with raw veggies
  • Cottage cheese with pineapple or grapes
  • Shake with a protein powder 
  • ½ of a meal replacement bar
  • String cheese and some fruit or veggies

Yes, good fat is okay, it’s the hydrogenated and trans fats we want to avoid. We also want to avoid an excess of high glycemic carbs, such as crackers, breads, chips, tortillas etc.. They like to wrap themselves around our tummies and hips!

But remember that all things are okay in moderation – even a little sweet treat every now and again.

Now we’re all set to soak up the beautiful spring weather and enjoy those tasty, healthy snacks! Remember, taking care of yourself is key to feeling good and staying active. So grab a snack, step outside, & embrace the sunshine!


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