Is there such a thing as healthy snacking?

Yes! Healthy snacking is important to tide you over from one meal to the next. To feel fuller longer, try to incorporate at least a fiber and/or a protein in your snack...

Try 2 tbsp of organic hummus and a 1/2 cup fresh, organic red bell peppers. This sweet and crunchy treat has both fiber and protein in it to the trick in keeping you satisfied between meals. Have a sweet tooth?! Try 1/2 cup of organic 2% plain greek yogurt topped with 1/4 cup low sugar granola, 1/4 cup organic blueberries, and top with a tbsp of walnuts. This healthy option will help satisfy your sweet cravings without all the sugar. It's also a great combination of protein, carbs, and slow digesting, healthy fat.

Healthy fruit, veggie, fat and protein snack alternatives (vs. high fat, high sugar snacks) give you the much-needed macro and micro nutrients. You are not only full, but fed too. Healthy snacks will maintain a steady blood sugar, which means no sugar highs or lows. Those spikes cause a large increase in blood insulin levels, which cause fat metabolism to stop and fat storage to start. Nobody wants that.

-Coach C