We all know that there are unhealthy snacks out there. And as we want to live a long and healthy life, we have to avoid them. So I’m sharing this idea for a good snack for you and your family.
First off, make sure you go 4-5 hours between meals without a snack. If you constantly eat, you are constantly raising your blood sugar levels. I try to stick to just one small snack between lunch and dinner. I also eat dinner before 7 pm and then nothing after dinner. When you do snack, make sure it includes protein and fat. That will slow down the insulin rush and keep you satisfied. Enjoy!
Here are some ideas that you can try for good energy and low glycemic levels.
2T peanuts have 6 grams of protein
20 Almonds have 4 grams of protein
1 oz Cheddar Cheese has 7 grams of protein
1/2 c. Low fat cottage cheese 11.2 grams protein
Yogurt, low-fat plain 8oz. 12.9 grams of protein
Low Glycemic fruits include Apple, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, kiwi, mango, orange, peach, pear, plum raspberries, strawberries. Keep the quantities small, such as 4 ounces or 1 small to medium sized.
Combine a low glycemic fruit with nuts or cheese for a quick snack or meal on the go. Carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, or celery with peanut butter also make great snacks.
So there you have it. Don’t settle for unhealthy snacks. There are easy-to-find good snacks out there for you!
Have a great week! Donna