While I definitely wouldn't advise trading all your healthy quick meals for snacks, healthy snack time most definitely has its place if you also enjoy snacking. When making food choices, I encourage you to think outside the vending machine chips and candy box because snacks are soaring to a whole new nutritious level. Think crunching on roasted chickpeas and an apple instead of potato chips! Go ahead and take a look at these out-of-the-box snack ideas that can easily be turned into mini meals.
Think dietitians eat nothing but salad? I love the satisfying crunch of fresh greens, but noshing on raw veggies isn't the only way to stay healthy! I also like to put whole grains and protein-packed eggs on my plate. Want to hear more about the recipes I rely on most when I need something quick and easy?
From sugar-free candy to low-fat peanut butter, there are more than a few foods I skip over when I'm at the grocery store. These products appear healthy at first glance but fail to live up to the hype after a closer look. Want to know more about the nutrition myths dietitians dislike the most and the foods that nutritionists won't eat?
Feeling a mid-afternoon slump coming on? I rely on healthy snacks to keep me going year-round, especially during this busy back-to-school season. If you have kids, I know that it's hard enough to get them ready and out the door in time. My stay-fueled strategy when I'm this busy: In between meals, I look for simple bites made with filling ingredients (like nuts, whole grains, fruits, and veggies; a banana ice cream with nut topping is one of my favorites!).