I have a lot of friends who try to keep their snacks below 100 calories, with many striving for 80 calorie snacks. While there are many healthy choices that fall in this range, such as a small amount of fruit or one cookie, it's important to remember that calories translate to energy, and if you don't get enough of them, you're going to be tired and still hungry. If you work your snacks into your daily calorie count thoughtfully, allotting yourself enough calories for each snack at the right time for you, you'll quickly find you're a lot more satisfied, and your blood sugar levels will likely be happier as well! Personally, I'm a big snacker. When hunger hits and lunch or dinner is two or more hours away, it doesn't serve anyone ' my body included ' for me to wait. Luckily, I learned a long time ago that planning ahead is key in ensuring I have healthy filling snacks at the ready all the time. And to make things even more exciting, I usually pack them up in cute and colorful containers. Hey ' it's the little things in life! As for my favorite healthy filling snacks'
- I love Greek yogurt
- I crave fresh and dried fruits
- I'm always up for popcorn
- Peanut butter is my best friend
- Hummus and whole wheat pretzels are never too far away
- Homemade popsicles with fruit and almond milk are proof that the universe is good and giving!