Monday, January 6, 2014

Snack Time!

We’re people on the move and sometimes our days can get stuck in a traffic jam. Does that mean we should skip eating? Nope!
Should we reach for a candy bar? Nope!
It can be pretty challenging to find a healthy snack to eat from convenience stores. I like to always have a healthy snack with me so that if something I’m doing takes longer than expected, I am able to make a healthy choice without sliding into the ‘hangry’ zone.
Some people feel best with small frequent meals, others do best with three square meals. There is not a hard and fast rule - whatever works best for you to support even energy and mood throughout the day is the right answer for you.
If you do choose to have snacks, aim for something 100-200 calories total. Don’t forget to count drinks too! If you have a low-fat latte, that frothy milk provides calories! Ideally, snacks should include more than one food group; I love to pair nuts and fruit!

photo 2.JPGFor the busy BlueTique shopper, totable snacks are a win-win. They don’t make a mess in your cute new tote and you won’t delve into the hunger danger zone. I love to use a metal tin to keep snacks at hand without creating a lot of trash.
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (sometimes called pepitas) + 1 small latte
  • 1-2 mini babybel cheeses + 1 serving of whole grain crackers
  • ¼ cup peanuts + ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 clementine + ¼ cup brazil nuts
  • 1 cup pea pods + ¼ cup hummus
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries + 2 tablespoons dark chocolate

    With good planning and prep, there is no reason to get hungry! Enjoy those healthy snacks and keep shopping.
    Ready for a challenge? How about 21 days of real food! Start the month with good food and invite your friends. Enroll here.
For more tips and tricks, visit Grass Roots Nutrition, LLC in Oxford, Ohio. Grass Roots Nutrition is owned by by Holly Larson, Registered Dietitian and is your source for accurate and reliable nutrition recommendations. Visit Holly online at and follow her on facebook at, twitter @HollyLarsonRD and see what’s cooking in her kitchen on pinterest
Holly loves writing for BlueTique - a company that provides affordable fashion on your campus and online. Have a delicious, healthy day!

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