MEDIA: Healthy Snacks On the Go
As the weather gets warmer and more spring-like, most of us will think about getting more physical activity outdoors. With more time and energy spent outside doing active things, you might notice when you need to re-fuel. This is after a long afternoon gardening or playing tennis with your buddies (not that I do either of these activities)!
Anyway, this post will give you easy and portable snack ideas and tips for outdoor activities to keep hunger at bay.
Nourishing snacks are important to help you avoid becoming HANGRY in between meals.
HANGRY: Hungry + Angry = An unpleasant feeling for yourself and others around you caused by extreme hunger, which leads to irritability and crankiness.
SNACK #1: Hard Boiled Eggs
I love eggs because they have 6 g of protein (which is egg-cellent) with all 9 essential amino acids. Protein not only helps in muscle recovery after exercise, but research shows that it helps you stay full longer. There is evidence that protein activates satiety hormone release, which is strongly tied with fullness.
Eggs are also sources of vitamin D, vitamin B12, phosphorus and riboflavin and leucine (important for protein synthesis and eye health).
You can read more about egg nutrition here.
SNACK #2: Nut Butter on a Whole-Grain Tortilla
SNACK #3: Fruit and Nuts
SNACK #4: Nutribar Health Bars
Nutribar Health Bars in Date & Walnut and Date & Peanut Bars are gluten and lactose free bars without any added sugar. They are also kosher, without any added preservatives. They have been sweetened with dates, which have been shown to be low on the glycemic index.
I like these bars because you don’t get a laundry list of ingredients that comes with many bars I see on the market. There are only 6 ingredients: dates, raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds and peanuts. I also recommend them because the combination of the fruit and nuts makes them quite filling – great for a healthy snack! You can find them at Loblaws, with the price range around $2.
Note: The TV segment was partially sponsored by Nutribar, however I was not compensated to write this blog post. All opinions are my own and are genuine.
SNACK #5: Healthy Home-made Granola
Or portion your granola into small plastic bags or reusable containers. You have healthy snacks ready to go!
Watch the TV segment below!
Welcome, I'm Michelle! I'm a TV and digital media registered dietitian and Asian cuisine content creator based out of Hamilton, ON Canada!
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