It’s National Snack Month! Today on News 4 Jacksonville, River City Live I share healthy snack ideas and tips.
Tip 1: Build snacks with staying power
My first tip is to build snacks with staying power that pair protein with fiber which apples are an excellent source of. Envy apples are they ultimate apple experience, they hard not to fall in love with. They have a crisp texture and beautifully balanced sweetness, you can find them at Publix and EnvyForValentines.com.
The CHOMPS meat snacks are a convenient source high-quality protein from grass-fed and finished beef and free-range turkey. They have 9-10 grams of protein per stick, no added sugar or artificial ingredients and come in delicious varieties like Jalapeno Turkey. Find them at CHOMPS.com and use code use code NUTRITIONBYMIA for 15 % off and free shipping.
Canned mackerel is another convenient source of high quality protein and one of the best bioavailable sources of omega-3 fatty acids important for brain and heart health. These mackerel by King Oscar is wild caught, skinless, boneless, mild in taste, non-GMO and comes in four delicious varieties including jalapeño and Mediterranean.
Tip 2: Incorporate immunity-supporting snacks
Incorporate immunity supporting snacks like smoothies which are an easy way to pack in fruits and veggies. Make your smoothie with a base of Ultimate Immune Orange Juice Beverage by Uncle Matt’s Organic which is the #1 selling brand of organic OJ in the US. It is made with organic orange and elderberry juice and contains 300% of your daily dose of vitamin C, 50% vitamin D and 25% zinc. You can find it at Publix and online at UncleMatts.com.
Tip 3: Satisfy sweet snack cravings with nutritious options
Finally, as we head into spring, these Whole Fruit Fruit Bars are a refreshing option made with chunks of real fruit. They are non-GMO, made locally in Tampa and come in a variety of fun flavors including Strawberry, Mango and Watermelon. Find them at Publix!