Between school, homework, sports, your after-school job, and hanging out with friends, it may feel like there’s no time for healthy eating. And when you do stop to eat, it’s probably tempting to go the quick and easy route by grabbing a burger and fries, potato chips, or candy. But it is possible to treat […]
Between school, homework, sports, your after-school job, and hanging out with friends, it may feel like there’s no time for healthy eating. And when you do stop to eat, it’s probably tempting to go the quick and easy route by grabbing a burger and fries, potato chips, or candy. But it is possible to treat yourself to a healthy snack. In fact, if you have a hectic schedule, it’s even more important to eat healthy foods that give you the fuel you need to keep going. Even if you take time to eat three meals a day, you may still feel hungry at times. What’s the answer? Healthy snacks. Snacking on nutritious food can keep your energy level high and your mind alert without taking up a lot of your time.
All fruits are great – however many have a very short season (berries, peaches, nectarines) and others can be a bit too messy if you are at work (grapefruit, oranges, melon).It’s Not Just About Calories
Some snacks may be low in calories, but lack in other essential nutrients. Some snacks do nothing to satisfy the appetite. What’s the point in saving 20 calories just to be gnawingly hungry 15 minutes later? No vending machine will be safe from you…Not Everyone Needs to Snack
For some people – three square meals works fine. For others, snacking is a way of life – and without a little pre-planning – most of those snacks will not be the best choices.
Snacking is a great way to maintain even energy levels and manage hunger and prevent bingeing. Building Positive Habits
Snacking is habit forming. Switch out bad food choices for good ones – and before you know it – your 3 hourly pilgrimage to the vending machine will be a thing of the past.
Why Healthy Snacking Is Good for You?
You may have noticed that you feel hungry a lot. This is natural — during adolescence, a person’s body demands more nutrients to grow. Snacks are a terrific way to satisfy that hunger and get all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.