7 Tips for Snacking Smarter:
1. Choose Nutrition.
The best snacks are derived from nature. Fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts provide energy and essential vitamins and minerals.
2. Eat regularly and often.
It is easier to manage your hunger when you make better food choices. Being prepared by having healthy snacks on hand can help you make the right choices when hunger sets in.
3. Focus on your fruit and vegetable intake.
By having fruit and vegetables as snacks, you’ll be well on your way to getting your two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables each day! One serve of fruit is one medium piece, and a serve of veggies is a half a cup of cooked veg or one cup of salad.
4. Eat slow carbs not low carb.
Low glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates are more slowly digested, helping you feel fuller for longer.
5. It’s 3 o’clock and you need a pick me up.
Grab an UNCLE TOBYS Muesli Bar instead to boost your fibre intake and provide your body with wholegrain energy to fight those 3 o’clock munchies.
6. Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon.
If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, avoid having caffeine in the afternoon and evenings. Caffeine can be found in coffee, black tea, chocolate and some energy and soft drinks. Try alternatives such as herbal teas, warm milk or lemon and honey in hot water instead.
7. Keep regular with more fibre.
A piece of wholegrain toast, a bowl of high fibre cereal or air popped popcorn are a great snack option, with the benefit of fibre.