How to Snack Smart

McKenzie Jones | January 8, 2021

Once viewed as meal spoilers, snacking is now (and rightly so!) considered to be an important part of healthy eating habits. Research supports that well-balanced, whole food snacks have their advantages, from helping to stabilize blood sugar and energy levels to supporting mood and boosting nutrient intake. We can all let out a sigh of relief because 90 percent of us have snacks on any given day, according to a USDA report on snacking patterns among American adults.

And while it’s easy to hit up the candy drawer when hunger pangs hit, our favorite snacks are those that focus on nutrient-dense whole food ingredients and are good sources of protein. This winning combo helps to keep you feeling your personal best all day long.

Add some whole food goodness and protein to your day with these balanced snacks:

Snacking smart has its benefits, from keeping hunger at bay to boosting your nutrient intake throughout the day. Skip the processed stuff and have balanced, whole food snacks on hand. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

McKenzie Jones

McKenzie Jones

McKenzie is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for nutribullet who aims to make the world a healthier, happier place. She believes that living a healthy lifestyle and eating for your health isn't meant to be complicated -- it's meant to be simple, enjoyable, and judgment-free (with room for dessert). When she’s not dishing out nutrition tidbits, you can find McKenzie visiting her local farmers market, hiking her favorite trails with her husband, and chasing after her daughters.

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