A Quick Guide to Healthy Snack Prep
We’ve all felt the 3:00 post-lunch slump—tired, hungry, counting down the minutes until dinnertime. When hunger strikes, it’s easy to reach for something quick to tide you over. A candy bar. A bag of chips. A box of crackers. But mindless snacking does little to keep us full and usually leads to overconsuming a bunch of empty calories.
Understanding how to snack strategically will help you make healthier choices and be prepared
when your stomach starts to growl in between meals. Let’s start with the basics:
A healthy snack will provide a boost of energy and curb hunger by keeping you fuller longer.
The best snack choices contain a mix of protein, fiber and fat. Choose one item from each category next time
you’re feeling hungry (starred items span multiple categories).