Snacking doesn't have to be complicated. Sometimes people over think it and over complicate it and end up not thinking about it at all because it's too difficult. Or they just give up and eat whatever they want and then gain weight and it's a vicious cycle. Here are some things I have learned that makes snacking easy!
1. Plan your snacks out
-Plan out what snacks you will have the night before or the week before.
-Place snacks in serving size bags or cotainers so it's easy to grab and go in the morning.
-Have snacks that won't spoil quickly.
2. Types of snacks to have to make it easy
-Fruit with skin on them. The skin provides fiber which makes you feel fuller for longer periods of time.
-Mixed nuts. They provide a nice balance of healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
-Greek yogurt, which is high in protein.
-Apple slices with peanut butter, which has a nice balance of carbs, fat, and protein which will help you feel satiated.
-Celery with peanut butter and raisins (similar to the apple slices with peanut butter)
-Dark chocolate and almonds to satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt
-Oats or oatmeal