Snack to feel full longer: what to snack on

What do you snack on? Most of us grab what’s convenient: chips, crackers, pretzels, or a box of cookies. While this may seem like a great idea, it is terrible for people like me. I have a HUGE appetite and find that I need an entire box of cookies to feel full. But if I…

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What do you snack on?

snackMost of us grab what’s convenient: chips, crackers, pretzels, or a box of cookies. While this may seem like a great idea, it is terrible for people like me. I have a HUGE appetite and find that I need an entire box of cookies to feel full. But if I go for veggies instead of cookies, I can eat way more for way less calories. If you have a huge appetite like me, read on to learn what type of snacks you should snack on.

Nutrition bombs

While cookies and crackers are nutritionally poor, veggies are nutrition bombs. Crackers only offer salt and carbs. Veggies pack macronutrients and antioxidants to boost your energy and immune system. Not only that, they are full of fiber! Fiber is key to feeling full, gut health and comfort, energy levels, and mood. Fiber also prevents belly bloat caused by constipation. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just eat healthy, think of snack time as an opportunity to fill the holes in your diet that you’re missing with meals alone. Most people don’t get enough veggies and eat too many processed carbs, so this is a great swap!

Snack Hack

Make this choice easier by meal-prepping carrot and celery sticks, sliced peppers and cucumbers, and broccoli and cauliflower florets. Keep stacked veggie containers at eye level in the fridge so they’re as easily accessible as a box of crackers, inspiring you to grab them. I also like to mix up my snacks by adding in peanut butter and raisins or fruit. For example, I will bring celery sticks, sliced apples, and peanut butter for both. Yum!

What types of snacks do you enjoy?

 

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Curb your appetite: Homemade no bake protein balls

Hungry? Are you craving something sweet but also filling? Do you need an extra bite of something to perk up your energy? Well, look no further. I have found the answer to all of your problems! Continue reading to learn how to make delicious homemade no bake protein balls. Not only are they healthy, they…

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Hungry?

Are you craving something sweet but also filling? Do you need an extra bite of something to perk up your energy? Well, look no further. I have found the answer to all of your problems! Continue reading to learn how to make delicious homemade no bake protein balls. Not only are they healthy, they also taste really good!homemade no bake protein balls

Homemade no bake protein balls

To start, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of whole grain oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein (about 2 scoops)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 3 tbsp raw honey (or maple syrup to make these vegan)
  • 2-4 tbsp of liquid (almond milk, milk, water etc…)
  1. Add oats, protein powder and cinnamon to a large bowl.
  2. Add in peanut butter and honey. Stir to combine.
  3. If you’d like to add in anything else, i.e. raisins or chocolate chips, you can add in about 1/3 cup.
  4. Slowly add in liquid 1 tbsp at a time and using your hands combine until it comes together in a sticky ball that holds together. If mixture is too dry, add in more liquid but not so much that it won’t hold shape.
  5. Roll into balls using hands.
  6. Place on a baking sheet or in a container to keep in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Store in fridge until ready to eat.

These are great for on the go snacks or even a light breakfast. They pack a heavy punch: they’re high in protein and fiber, which will help you stay feeling full for longer. Whenever I find myself craving something sweet, I reach for a few of these. Also, you can add in anything you want which means there’s a lot of variety you could have with these. You can try different types of nut butters, or change up the honey versus maple syrup. Add in raisins, nuts, or different types of chocolate chips.

What’s your favorite go-to snack?

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Daily Step Goal

Since the invention of the Fitbit and other step-counting devices, most people have been focused on their daily goal of 10,000 steps as a benchmark for a healthy life. While a round number like 10,000 may seem fishy, this one is backed by some good data found by a Japanese team back in 2000. They found…

Daily Step Goal was originally published on Self Evolve

Since the invention of the Fitbit and other step-counting devices, most people have been focused on their daily goal of 10,000 steps as a benchmark for a healthy life. While a round number like 10,000 may seem fishy, this one is backed by some good data found by a Japanese team back in 2000. They found…

Daily Step Goal was originally published on Self Evolve