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.
Pomegranate and Avocado Smoothie
Traci Mitchell loves the pomegranate and avocado smoothie from her book, The Belly Burn Plan. The healthy fats in the avocado are filling, and the pomegranate is packed with antioxidants!
Cracker and Avocado Dippers
Stefanie also often dips crackers into a 1/2 avocado drizzled with olive oil. This option has the combination of protein, fats, and carbohydrates your body needs.
Hummus & Veggies
Angelique Johnson from Nutrition by Angelique loves hummus because the combination of protein and fats keeps her hunger at bay until dinner. Plus, using veggies to dip helps her get another serving of vegetables into her day. Traci Mitchell is a fan of hummus, too, with carrots being her favorite dipper!
Mango, Walnut, and Spinach Smoothie
Angelique’s other go-to is a tasty smoothie made with a blend of mango, walnut, and spinach. She says the natural sugars in the mango help get her through the afternoon slump!
Fresh Fruit & Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
Kristina LaRue, Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist from Diet Diva loves fresh fruit paired with a low-fat cottage cheese (or Greek yogurt). She says “Not only are these dairy products rich in protein, they are high in conjugated linoleum acid (CLA) which is thought to trigger fat cells to shrink and may also help to improve insulin resistance in lower blood sugar levels. ” Sounds good to us!
Homemade Protein Balls
Rebecca from Bliss Nutrition loves snacking on protein balls made with coconut oil and nut butter. She always makes sure that her snacks are high in protein, which she says help keep the metabolism up and balance your blood sugar, which is the key to healthy and lasting weight loss. Plus, the protein gives you energy to continue throughout your busy day!
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