Alright, let’s talk a little bit about snacks.
I subscribe to the dietary plan of three meals and two snacks per day. I think that’s important
to maintain the blood sugar. You don’t want to go more than about four or five hours tops
without eating otherwise your blood sugar is going to go down. So be very aware of that
and if you’re not going to be eating for awhile it’s important to have a healthy snack. What
is a snack? Well a snack is anything healthy between one hundred and two hundred calories.
People of course like convenience. So for convenience, I would say fruit of course makes
a good snack and puts us in that calorie range for about a hundred calories. Nuts make a
great snack. Even provide protein, too, which is going to carry you a little bit further.
Trail mix of course. Trail mix is a combination of nuts and seeds and dried fruit. A very
good choice. Have you ever tried turkey jerky? This is another convenient healthy snack.
You could even keep some of these snacks in your car if you’re driving. There’s also a
fish jerky that’s actually pretty good. It’s made from salmon. Salmon jerky. So I suggest
you try that one. And how about edamame? Are you familiar with edamame? These are soy beans
in the shells and we just heat these or eat them cold. A little bit of healthy unrefined
salt makes a great snack.
Vegetable sticks and pieces in little zip-loc bags. You can make those ahead of time. That
makes for a good snack. You can use, this is a eight ounce serving of soy milk. This
makes a good snack, too. Going to provide some protein as well. Here is one of the meal
bars. These make good snacks. I would suggest not the breakfast bars but the meal bars that
provide more protein and less sugar. And if you like a number I would look for something
that is around 15 grams of sugar or less. That would be low sugar. Yogurt makes a good
snack, too. Very convenient. Sometimes it helps to have a snack at bedtime. If you find
that you’re waking up during the night it’s possible that your blood sugar could be going
down. You might try having a healthy snack before bedtime. So that’s the deal on snacks.