HEALTHY SNACKING & CHOOSING PROTEIN SNACKS TO CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS
Snacking can be beneficial to your diet in many ways. Snacks can increase nutrient intake, sustain energy levels, help the body recover from exercise and give individuals plenty of healthy options. Choosing the right snacks can actually help improve the quality of a diet.
How often do you snack?
Snacks are part of everyday diets for many of us.
According to 2020 Roy Morgan research, nearly 90% of Australian adults consume packaged snack food in an average week. And over 90% of us have at least one snack per day.
Why do we snack?
A broad question with numerous responses.
Snacking may be to;
Support energy needs,
Support satiety (a feeling of fullness) between meals,
Help satisfy a craving, or
In response to boredom or other emotional cues.
What are the best times to snack?
Snacking can help support energy and overall nutritional needs, but there isn’t a set standard for snack timing. It varies based on an individual’s schedule as well as appetite. The most appropriate time to snack is a time that works best for you and your schedule!
A snack may occur :
Or even before bedtime
Active healthy adults may include snacks around activity and exercise to help fuel and refuel the body. Snack timing and composition of the snack will depend on your personal goals.
What is the Best Snack?
The foods you choose depend on available time, purpose, occasion, food preferences and even dietary specifications.
When planning out your snacks, consider choosing from a variety of ready-to-eat options that can support your daily nutrition goals.
Grab our Convenient, on-the-go, protein-rich snack, PROLLIES . Which is almost 30% whey protein in each pack with no added sugar and a flavour explosion to curb your cravings.
Some other on the go snack ideas:
- Banana and nut butter
- Trail mix made with popcorn, nuts, seeds and dried fruits
- Tuna on whole grain bread
- Hard boiled eggs and orange juice or a piece of fruit
- Greek yogurt and fruit
- Cottage cheese and apple slice