Is Snacking good for you?
Eating a snack is often associated with being unhealthy and "a bad habit" But that's not always the case!
There are some snacks that can actually help you maintain a healthy weight and can give you energy throughout the day. Plus it will satisfy your cravings without the sugar.
So if you want to help yourself and your kids feel energized all day take a peek at our list.
- Provides a boost of energy if several hours pass between meals and blood glucose levels drop.
- Helps curb your appetite to prevent overeating at the next meal.
- Provides extra nutrients when choosing certain snacks like fresh fruit, jerky or nuts.
Some of our favorite snacks:
Our Original Jerky is the perfect snack. We were looking for a nostalgic flavor without all of the junk. Something traditional but with a twist. It had to have a hint of real cherry wood smoke that reminded us of campfires as a kid. Simple ingredients that produced a ton of flavor. Perfect for road trips or a pre-game snack. With 12 grams of protein per serving and only 4 grams of sugar this snack will give you a boost of healthy energy without the sugar crash.
Olives are low in cholesterol and are packed with nutrients that help your body thrive. Here are just a few of the health benefits you can enjoy from eating green olives: May lower risk of heart disease, are high in anti-oxidants and are an anti-inflammatory food. We love to eat Free Style Snacking Olives.
Cashews are a wonderful source of healthy fats that will help keep you feeling full. These nuts are also a good source of protein. We also like Pistachios that are have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory traits. They can lower your chances for cardiovascular disease. They are bursting with the fiber, minerals, and unsaturated fat that can help keep your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol in check.
Dried fruit is highly nutritious. One piece of dried fruit contains about the same amount of nutrients as the fresh fruit, but condensed in a much smaller package. By weight, dried fruit contains up to 3.5 times the fiber, vitamins and minerals of fresh fruit. Plus, we love eating it with the skin on which gives it even more fiber. We love eating RIND.
So get snacking!