Nutrition: Start Snacking!

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Snacking happens, so why not snack smart?

As we rush back to school, these healthy snacks are not only great for our kiddos, but also for us!

Are you one of those people who looks for a snack shortly after your morning coffee or mid day as the work day is starting to wind down or not just there yet?

Protein based snacks will give you the energy you need to keep going longer than your quick carbohydrate filled treat you've been thinking about, be much healthier, and will help you last longer until its actually meal time.

Check out the link for 27 Healthy & Portable High-Protein Snacks and make a list of your favorites.

Here are few of my and Karina's favorites to try:

Nut Butter Boat
2 tbsp natural nut butter with 1 cup apple or celery slices: 8.3 grams protein

Mini Bean & Cheese Quesadilla
1/2 cup black beans, 1 tablespoon salsa, and 1 slice cheddar cheese in a small whole wheat tortilla: 17.9 grams protein

Hummus Dippers
1/3 cup hummus with 1/2 cup mixed vegetable sticks: 6.7 grams protein

Protein Bites
1 1/2 tbsp nut butter, 3 tbsp oats, 1/2 tbsp honey, 1/2 tbsp dark chocolate chips, rolled into balls: 8 grams protein

"Cheesy Popcorn"
3 cups air-popped popcorn coated with 2 tbsp nutritional yeast and a sprinkle of salt: 8.9 grams protein

Leave a comment with your favorite high protein snack below!

f you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support.