Snack Attack I Snacking helps prevent

Snacking helps prevent
overeating at meal time
t happens to all of us. It is mid-morning and
you suddenly feel that pang of hunger coming on. Your morning breakfast has worn off and
lunch time feels still far, far away.
Fear not, snacking is good for you, so
long as you snack on the right foods.
Registered dietitian and renowned
speaker Sue Mah explains that
healthy snacks not only give
you the energy
needed to
stay alert and
fuelled through
your day, but
also have another major benefit.
“By choosing the
right snacks every
few hours, you can
Sue Mah
help prevent overeating at your meal times.”
Sue recommends buying nutritious snacks such as fruits, veggies and whole grains whenever possible.
Most importantly, she says,
price is no longer a barrier
to getting your fill of healthy,
fresh foods.
Some big box retailers have
recently committed themselves to
offering healthier and more sustainable foods as a perfect example of
how consumers can conveniently
find fresh options without the premium
grocery price-tag.
1. Apple slices with peanut butter
2. Celery stalks with low fat cheese
3. Carrot sticks with dip or hummus
4. A mixture of fresh berries
5. Low fat yogurt mixed with granola
and diced fresh fruit
6. Lettuce leaf wrap—spread hummus on a lettuce leaf, then wrap
the leaf around tomato wedges
7. Sliced avocado with low sodium
tortilla chips
8. Fruit kabob – thread grapes, pineapple and cantaloupe on a skewer
9. Veggie pita pockets – stuff mini
whole wheat pitas with grated
cheese and sliced cucumbers
10.Banana-strawberry smoothie
• Don’t eat out of the
box. Always put your
snack on a plate.
• Do have whole
fruit instead of fruit
juice. Whole fruit gives
you more fibre and usually fewer calories too.
• Don’t snack when watching TV
or driving. This can lead to mindless eating and overeating.
• Do bring
your own
snacks when
you’re out shopping. That way,
you’ll be less tempted
to pick up some fast food
at the mall.
• Don’t snack before bedtime.
Your last meal or snack should
be at least a couple of hours
before you hit the sack.