Stock up on your favorite healthy snack foods and avoid bringing snacks with added sugar and high fat into your home. Remember to include some protein with most of your snacks. Be sure to leave 2-3 hours between meals/snacks so you don’t get into the habit of grazing.
- Put healthy snacks in plain sight—a bowl on the kitchen counter, at eye level in the refrigerator, or right inside the cupboard or pantry door.
- Portion out snacks into individual servings.
- Baggies full of fresh vegetables.
- Apple slices and 1 Tbsp of peanut butter.
- 100 calorie packs of nuts.
- ½ cup of cottage cheese topped with fruit
- Make your own P3 packs with low-fat cheese, lean meats, nuts, and fruits—watch calories and keep to 100-150 calories per snack.
- Tuna, chicken or egg salad.
- Lean deli meat and a slice of low-fat cheese rolled up.