Snacks are meant to be eaten with hunger and to hold you over until your next meal, not for stress or boredom! Emotionally eating or eating when you are not truly hunger can lead to weight gain. Eat your snack mindfully and slowly. The best snacks combine protein and fiber to boost metabolism and keep you fuller longer! Try to choose whole foods instead of processed packaged snacks because food companies make these snacks "hyper palatable" by filling snacks with sugar, fat and salt which keeps you hungry and wanting more- so you buy more! Don't fall for it! Choose real foods. Here are my top snacks to pack for work and watch me talk about them live on air on NY1 News with Kristen Shaughnessy!
Top 6 Healthy Snacks:
1. Single Serve Hummus + Carrots
2. Peanut Butter + Apple
3. 2% Yogurt or Cottage cheese
4. Roasted Chickpeas
5. Mini Cheese
6. Hard-boiled Eggs
Read more about the nutritional punch in my favorite healthy snacks to bring to work here: Top 6 Healthy Snacks to Bring to Work!