Todays post is by our very own Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Michelle (not to mention my “much better half”):
We all love snacks, right?
But easy, tasty and healthy snacks that go beyond the standard (i.e. boring) “vegetables and hummus” can be rather elusive to those of us seeking variety in our weekly meal plan.
Snacks are a vital part of a healthy meal plan, especially when main meals are more than 4 hours apart.
Left without fuel for too long, our brain begins to react to our bodys’ need for energy by craving sugar, or variations of salty-crunchy goodness. Like a guided missile, we head for the kitchen cabinets or snack machine and before we know what hit us, we’ve consumed something we wish we hadn’t.
Healthy snacks, planned in advance can relieve us of this chain of events.