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Healthy Snacking Options

July 22, 2015

Snacking is sometimes associated with poor eating habits and unhealthy foods. However, if you choose to snack in moderation and make healthy choices, snacking can help get you through the day.

 Healthy snacks, such as nuts, can help give you the extra kick you need in the middle of your day. Below are just a few of the healthy options that are available:

 

  • Glazed walnuts (1/4 cup) - 140 calories, 9 grams sugar
  • Salt-and-pepper pistachios (1 oz) - 152 calories, 2 grams sugar
  • Dry Roasted Almonds, without salt added (1 oz) - 168 calories, 1.4 grams sugar
  • Planters Wicked Hot Chipotle Peanuts (1 oz)- 167 calories, 1.5 grams sugar
  • Oil Roasted Cashew Nuts, without salt added (1 oz) - 164 calories, 1.4 grams sugar

 

(For more information about portion size, calorie counting & nutrition facts visit www.calorieking.com or download the free mobile app ControlMyWeight™)

Healthy Food Swap: Since nuts are energy dense, the calories add up quickly. Rather than eating glazed or spiced kinds by the handful, sprinkle them on your salads in place of croutons for added crunch.

 A study in the journal Appetite found that the chances of snacking were 60% higher in the workplace than at home. One factor could be all the multitasking, says study author Jodi Liu, Ph.D.

 “You may nosh mindlessly when you’re balancing many projects. So stock up your desk drawer with healthy snacks, such as nuts or trail mix, and divide them into smaller helpings to avoid emptying an entire bag.”

 *Sources: Shape.com, Menshealth.com, http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyCooking/Healthy-Snacking_UCM_301489_Article.jsp, www.calorieking.com

 

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