Healthy snack ideas for the busy bee: Part 1

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Snacks are always something we tend to reach for at some point in the day. We have all been there. 3 O’clock hits and you feel sluggish, tired, and hankering to munch.

Here are some quick  solutions to satisfy the need to snack without sacrificing health or nutritional benefits….

  • Fruit (whole piece or mixed): apples, peaches, pears, oranges, grapefruit, grapes. Try frozen fruit too., it takes longer to eat and can be a fun alternative!
  • Nut butters +Fruit: try to find raw, organic (or make your own, it’s easy!) nut butters. Almond, cashew, and peanut butters tend to be the favorites. Pair them with a crunchy fruit like an apple and you have the perfect match!
  • Berries: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc – embrace these superfoods! these are also great paired with nuts and seeds.
  • Raw veggies: try to buy organic where possible- carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, snap peas, celery.
  • Guacamole: make your own or find a nice organic store brand with minimal ingredients. Use as dip for vegetables or a spread on sprouted grain toast.
  • Hummus: a satisfying dip consisting of garbanzo beans, olive oil, sea salt, lemon, and tahini. Find your favorite raw veggies and dip in!
  • Larabars or KIND bars: can be found at most grocery stores in health food sections and even convenience stores. These have minimal ingredients and are a great source of vitamins, fiber, and protein. Because they have nuts and some dried fruits, they can be dense on calories. Limiting to 1/day may be a good idea.
  • Edamame: a favorite are the organic edamame steam packs that can be found at costco and others, just pop in the microwave for 3 minutes and you have an awesome go-to snack.

Coming up this week: Part 2 of our snack series!

Kate RichardsonHealthy snack ideas for the busy bee: Part 1
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