Mindless Snacking is NUTS!

Snacking throughout the day and at night is something most of us do without even thinking about it. We all keep goodies stashed in our desks, cars, kitchens, and nightstands to fill cravings when they hit. A handful of something sugary a few times a day won’t hurt us, right? Wrong! The problem is that mindless snacking leads to weight gain (and potentially other issues) without us even realizing it! Healthy snacking will help you avoid that 2pm burnout and stuffing yourself at lunch and dinner. Remember, we are what we ingest!

It’s important to have a few healthy snack options on hand that require no planning or thought. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Granny Smith apple with almond butter (so much tastier and better for you than peanut butter)
  • Nuts – almonds, cashews, walnuts
  • Homemade smoothies (one recipe: protein powder, berries, coconut/almond milk)
  • Chopped veggies with hummus or salsa

There are so many possibilities, you just have to make the right choices! Here are some of our favorite websites and blogs for healthy snack recipes:

  1. http://www.healingcuisinebyelise.com
  2. http://www.elanaspantry.com
  3. http://www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com
  4. http://www.maximizedliving.com/NutritionDetox/Recipes.aspx

Let us know your favorite healthy snacks!

-Until next time!Image

*photo courtesy of maximizedliving.com