Snacking gets a bad rap but it can actually help with weight management and keeping energy levels stable throughout the day. Today I shared smarter snacks on Good Food Friday for National Snack Food Month.
Ready-to-Eat low carb, high protein snacks
First I shared ready-to-eat snacks by Real Good Foods. All their products are low carb, high protein, gluten and grain-free and made with real ingredients. The cauliflower cheesy bread breakfast sandwiches make a great 5 min breakfast but can also be enjoyed as a snack when you are pressed for time. You can find them in the frozen section at Walmart, Publix and Harris Teeter.
Build your snacks around veggies
Building snacks around veggies is always encouraged and one easy way to do that is pairing with a delicious dip like SunButter which is made with roasted sunflower seeds and simple ingredients. It’s creamy, delicious and has more vitamins and minerals than most nut butters but less saturated fat. It also happens to be free from the top 8 food allergens.
Build your snacks around whole grains
Whole grains are a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. I shared Mediterranean Savory and Sweet MedBars made with quinoa and millet. They are gourmet bars inspired by Mediterranean cuisine delivering a culinary experience in snack form so they are like portable dishes on the go made with all real ingredients. When I am feeling savory, I like the hummus flavor and when I’m wanting sweet, I like the dates & nuts, which is just lightly sweetened with honey.
Build your snacks around protein
Finally, I shared a protein-rich rich snack option. Siggi’s dairy and plant-based yogurts have more grams of protein than sugar per cup, they’re made with simple ingredients and nothing artificial. The plant-based yogurts are made with a coconut and macadamia nut blend and have 10 grams of protein per serving.