Looking for something different to nibble on or wondering how your favorite snack stacks up health-wise? Top nutritionists share their go-to snacks to keep you going throughout the day.
Apple & PB
Stefanie Sacks, author of What the Fork Are You Eating?: An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate says fruit and peanut butter is one of her top picks, because the healthy fats and protein give her the energy boost she needs.
Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH is the author of the best-selling book The One One One Diet: The Simple 1:1:1 Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Here, she answers a few questions about choosing healthy snacks and banishing belly fat. You can learn more about her weight loss and wellness coaching programs by visiting her website Essential Nutrition for You.
Just because you’re short on time or looking for convenience, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a healthy snack! Caroline Kaufman, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, says to look for a snack that’s made with whole ingredients, and that contains at least two of the following components: healthy fats, protein and fiber. When looking at the ingredient list, she says to stay away from products that have sugar listed as the first or second ingredient – and to look for whole grains and at least 2-3 grams of protein. Next time you’re at the store, keep an eye out for her top healthy snack picks!
KIND Bars make a great snack option because they contain healthy fats, fiber and protein, and have less than 5 grams of sugar per bar. Caroline loves the Nuts & Spices line, which get their flavor from ingredients like vanilla, chili and sea salt. She also loves the STRONG line of savory bars, and says the spicy flavors like Roasted Jalapeno and Honey Mustard give your metabolism a boost!