It’s back to school season again, and while I’m not headed back to school, I definitely understand the need for a quick & healthy snack. Whether you are the one hitting the books, or you are running carpool (or both... #supermom), these snacks will keep you satisfied.
I hate snacky foods like baggies of goldfish, crackers, chips, or cookies because they simply are not filling. They may fill you up for 30 minutes, but then you are hungry again, and nobody has time for that!
So what’s my secret to snacks that fill you up? I aim for 200-300 calorie snacks that include a mixture of either protein + carbs or fats + carbs.
Why?? I try to avoid snacking on carbs alone, because like I mentioned… they just don’t keep you full! Carbohydrates cause an insulin spike, and then when your blood sugars drop you are hungry again. You can avoid this spike and drop by regulating your blood sugar with healthy fats and protein. Easy peasy.