POWER SNACK: How to take your snack to the next level


As I have mentioned before, my guys are really active. Now that the older ones are home for the summer, I am finding that if food is not labelled (eat and you will die), nailed down or hidden in the basement – it is gone in a poof!

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE that they are home and I love that they have great appetites but sometimes it seems like we are forever out of food.

CAN YOU RELATE??

One solution to this never-ending hunger and snacking is to POWER UP their snacks. The best way to do this is to follow this simple snack formula.

CARBOHYDRATE +PROTEIN or FAT = POWER SNACK

Simply snacking on carbohydrates alone can lead to endless hunger. Our bodies are designed to burn carbs first and fast and eating them alone can lead to endless grazing. For example, how easy is it to continually go back for handfuls of pretzels or crackers?

Been there/Done that – Right?

The solution is to POWER UP a snack with PROTEIN and or HEALTHY FAT.

Protein keeps us full longer and including it to a snack can be a game changer.

If I had a penny for every person that told me apples (carbohydrates) made them hungry I would be one rich dietitian! Don’t get me wrong, apples are super healthy but they are carbohydrates and we burn them quickly. The simple act of smearing peanut butter (protein/fat) on the apple will keep you full longer. Try it – it works.