Did You Know?
The benefit of healthy snacking is to help meet our nutritional needs by providing us energy to concentrate at work, school, playing sports or any type of physical activity you love to do.
Healthy snacking helps us satisfy our hunger cues between our next meal. They may help with muscle recovery when training/playing a sport activity & may help stabilize our blood sugars which may prevent over snacking in the evening.
Some small snacks include, a piece of fruit, a yogurt cup, or some trail mix. Larger snacks are 1/2 PBJ (or any nut butter) sandwich, hummus & pita wedges, cheese string & an apple. These are just a few snack options to help plan your day for success.
Remember to choose nutrient dense food items that are high in fibre, have healthy fats and are lean protein sources. And know the difference between a snack vs a treat.
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