Registered dietitians fully approve SNACKING! That’s why we love this nutty fruit dip as a snack choice. We recommended including 5-6 small meals throughout the day for both kids and adults. If you don’t already, that entails making meals a bit lighter and adding in snacks if you don’t already. Of course, it’s best to learn to listen to your body’s hunger cues and feed yourself when you feel signs of hunger.
When choosing a snack, aim for a protein/fat + carbohydrate.
Adding a protein or fat to your carbohydrate snack will keep you full longer throughout the day. When you eat a veggie, fruit, or grain (aka, carbohydrates) on their own, the digestive process is a lot quicker. So your body uses that energy up quickly, making the blood sugar levels spike. If you eat more regularly throughout the day, especially when adding protein or fat to the snack, you will avoid that spike/drop in blood sugar, keeping you satisfied until your next meal.
Here’s one of our favorite snacks from the meal planning program.
- 8 ounces Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 apples, cored and sliced
- Place the yogurt, peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk the fruit dip until smooth.
- Serve with apple slices for dipping.
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