Back to Basics on Back-to-School Snacks
School is back in session and so is snacking. It’s often easy to grab a quick packaged snack or sugary midday treat. But by taking an extra minute to prepare a quick, painless and simple snack you’ll feel better, you’ll avoid the inevitable sugar crash and you’ll provide your body what it needs to function more efficiently. Whether you’re a student or a full-time member of the workforce, here are a few truths about snacking, from us to you:
- Pack in the protein. Not only is protein an essential part of your daily intake, it helps increase brain activity and satisfies hunger longer, helping you avoid unnecessary snacking. Try Simple Truth Natural Almonds and take in 6 grams of protein per serving. Simple Truth Organic Peppered Flavor Beef Jerky even has 12 grams of protein per serving!
- Dried fruit to the rescue. Fruits are filled with natural sugars and important vitamins. Simple Truth Organic Banana Chips and Dried Cranberries are not only great on their own, but mix perfectly with a homemade trail mix or even oatmeal!
- Raise the bar on nutrition bars. There’s something to be said about grabbing a quick nutrition bar in between classes or meetings to tide you over until the next meal. Avoid 101 additives and artificial ingredients with Simple Truth’s line of Health & Wellness Bars. And with flavors ranging from Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, nutrition has never tasted so good!
These are just a few quick tips to help you snack better. What are you favorite go-to snacks that keep you energized and feeling good?