I rounded out National Snack Month on CBS Good Day Sacramento! Smart snacking can help maintain energy levels throughout the day, fill in nutrient gaps, and increase mental clarity.
My first snack is a convenient way to help meet your recommended 1 ½ to 2 ½ cup servings of fruit per day. The That’s it. Fruit Bars are made with one ingredient – 100% real fruit, that’s it. So you are getting simple, pure, recognizable ingredients in a portable, convenient format and you don’t have to worry about fruit going bad on your counter. You can find these delicious, plant-based super snacks at major retailers.
My next snack can help you meet your recommended 2 to 4 cup servings of vegetables for the day. The Suja cold pressed juices and functional shots are blended with USDA certified organic fruits, veggies and functional ingredients like turmeric and ginger, so are crafted with daily wellness and nutrition in mind. They are in the refrigerated section at major retailers and at sujaorganic.com. You can enjoy them on their own or make a plant-powered smoothie using the all-day-energy smoothie formula from my book with fruit, protein, fiber-rich fats and veggies.
This last snack is what I call a snack with staying power meaning it contains a balance of protein and fiber. The Fresh Cravings Hummus checks both those boxes since it’s made with a short list of high-quality whole food ingredients including chickpeas, savory tahini and Chilean extra virgin olive oil. You can find a range of flavors including Classic and Roasted Red Pepper at Walmart, Save Mart and Food Maxx. Just pair sliced veggies or whole grain crackers grain crackers. The Fresh Cravings Refrigerated salsa is another nutritious dip that can help encourage consumption of positive food groups like veggies and whole grains.