Written by: Jessie Krauss
For many of us, snacking is an essential part of the day. Sometimes, snacking can be viewed as “unhealthy”, but eating snacks that are healthy can be an integral part of a healthy lifestyle! Eating healthy snacks can help keep you focused while you’re doing your schoolwork, keeps your metabolism moving, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and helps to keep you satisfied until your next meal, rather than gorging on large portions during meal times or making an unhealthy choice because you are too hungry.
So what does that healthy snacking look like? Well to start, snacks should generally be between 100 – 200 calories (approximately), and should contain protein, healthy fat, and/or fiber, and ideally a fruit or veggie. These components will help to keep you full, fuel your brain and body for your next activity, and provide you with nutrients instead of empty calories!
While it certainly depends on what your health goals are, here are a few of my favorite healthy snacks that may meet a variety of health needs.
Carrie is a graduate of Liberty University, studying elementary education and English. She works at LUOA as the Coordinator of Social Communications. She grew up in Tampa, FL, and loves reading, writing, and drinking coffee.