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My 5 Top Tips for Snacking Strong!

Snacks are the very best!  I find it’s important to have a couple of snacks during the day to keep energy and blood sugar levels up until mealtimes come around again.

My favorite snacks have either a little protein and/or some fruit and vegetables for something that’s substantial, has flavor and crunch too.  Here’s the list:

  1. Nut butter with celery, carrot and cucumber sticks.  Little Izzie made her own nut butter a few days ago which we’ve been enjoying (2 big handfuls of roasted cashews, almonds and macadamia nuts, blended until she got a crunchy paste texture).
  2. Greek yogurt with a little sugar-free granola and some dried or fresh berries & sunflower seeds sprinkled on top.
  3. Rice cakes spread with cream cheese or a little nut butter.
  4. Chopped apples with trail mix, pea chips, dry roasted edamame and a few walnuts.
  5. Handful of plantain chips.

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3 comments

  1. These are great ideas! Since it’s so hot this summer, I’ve been relying on watermelon for snacks, but I always find myself hungry after an hour or so. I guess what I needed all along was a protein kick! That’s so cute that your little daughter made nut butter – she’s following your healthy footsteps! A lot of youngsters and even adults rely on processed Jif peanut butter.

    xo,
    Stephanie

  2. Yes we are trying with her and she is starting to take some interest. Hoping this interest will stay! I also love watermelon and with some cubes of feta cheese thrown in its quite filling 😀

  3. Some of your snacks are my favs! Lately I’ve become such a fan of hummus, the kind with fiery or roasted red peppers, I dip baby carrots, vans crackers or rice thins and can’t get enough. I love sunbutter and this summer I used watermelon as the base for powdered berry greens!

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