Alright, let’s talk a little bit about snacks.
I subscribe to the dietary plan of three meals
and two snacks per day. I think that’s important
to maintain the blood sugar. You don’t want
to go more than about four or five hours tops
without eating otherwise your blood sugar
is going to go down. So be very aware of that
and if you’re not going to be eating for awhile
it’s important to have a healthy snack. What
is a snack? Well a snack is anything healthy
between one hundred and two hundred calories.
People of course like convenience. So for
convenience, I would say fruit of course makes
a good snack and puts us in that calorie range
for about a hundred calories. Nuts make a
great snack. Even provide protein, too, which
is going to carry you a little bit further.
Trail mix of course. Trail mix is a combination
of nuts and seeds and dried fruit. A very
good choice. Have you ever tried turkey jerky?
This is another convenient healthy snack.
You could even keep some of these snacks in
your car if you’re driving. There’s also a
fish jerky that’s actually pretty good. It’s
made from salmon. Salmon jerky. So I suggest
you try that one. And how about edamame? Are
you familiar with edamame? These are soy beans
in the shells and we just heat these or eat
them cold. A little bit of healthy unrefined
salt makes a great snack.
Vegetable sticks and pieces in little zip-loc
bags. You can make those ahead of time. That
makes for a good snack. You can use, this
is a eight ounce serving of soy milk. This
makes a good snack, too. Going to provide
some protein as well. Here is one of the meal
bars. These make good snacks. I would suggest
not the breakfast bars but the meal bars that
provide more protein and less sugar. And if
you like a number I would look for something
that is around 15 grams of sugar or less.
That would be low sugar. Yogurt makes a good
snack, too. Very convenient. Sometimes it
helps to have a snack at bedtime. If you find
that you’re waking up during the night it’s
possible that your blood sugar could be going
down. You might try having a healthy snack
before bedtime. So that’s the deal on snacks.