Snacks are crucial for successful weight-loss for a couple reasons. Snacking has a purpose. We should snack to avoid overeating at our meals and keep our metabolism working along with us during the day. Think of snacks as being a part of your healthy nutritional intake for the day. Wholesome snacks will not spoil your appetite. Strategic snacking can help bridge the hunger gap between meals, keep you focused and more productive, and help with health and weight goals.
-2 Celery sticks and 2 Laughing Cow wedges (could add 5 sliced olives) OR Peanut Butter
-Baked apple/pear with cinnamon, a tbsp of granola or oats, and 1/4 cup walnuts, pecans or almonds.
-8 oz Greek yogurt with sliced strawberries and ¼ cup of fiberone cereal
-1 serving of Greek yogurt with hidden valley ranch seasoning served with carrot sticks, cucumbers, and broccoli.
-1 TB of Natural peanut butter with celery sticks and an apple
-1 serving of whole grain cracker with 2 TB hummus
-1 cup of cottage cheese and fruit
-Toasted Chive and Onion cottage cheese with wasa crackers
-Baked Sweet potato with cinnamon
-Baked potato with salsa
-String cheese and fruit
-¼ cup trail mix with carrot sticks
-Edamame (Stop and Shop has frozen bags of them)
By Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN