Everyone loves to get a little snack every once in a while, but sometimes this can cause us to take in the bad nutrients. By having protein, fiber, and healthy fats in a snack, we can keep ourselves full for longer and reduce the number of snacks that we intake.
Many snack companies claim that they include all of these nutrients, especially the companies that advertise “healthy” food, such as protein bars. While protein bars sound healthy, they often include other nutrients that we don’t want to increase in our diet such as added sugar and unhealthy fats. Instead of taking in these types of foods, the best snacks would be fresh and include protein and fiber which would help keep us full. To get in the fiber content, it would be best to include fruits or vegetables into your snacks. Often, we don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, so it would be perfect to incorporate them into snacks. Pairing these with nuts, nut butter, or yogurt would give you the protein content necessary for a good snack.
The protein bars are always a good backup to have, but they’re not always the best choice for a healthy snack. Sometimes getting fruits and cutting them may seem like a hassle, so try meal planning snacks and having them in small containers ready to go whenever you need them.