WHY ARE THESE SOME OF YOUR GO TO SNACKS?
Berries for me are a great way to eat something sweet and curb that craving for sugar. I can eat berries by the pint! Blueberries and Strawberries are a great choice of fruit because they are not only refreshing during the summer but they also are lower on the glycemic index compared to other fruits. They give me that sweet fix without too much sugar. Plus, they carry a high level of antioxidents which help support my immune system.
Hummus is a great source of protein and nutrients that are good for your body. I like to pair it with mixed vegetables instead of pita bread or crackers to keep the calories lower but also to add that additional crunch factor. Vegetables are a great source of nutrition as they often carry high numbers of vitamins and minerals.
Like I mentioned, I like to choose snacks with high levels of protein whenever I can and chicken is another snack I gravitate towards. It is versatile so you can mix up flavors, which I also enjoy. Snacks that are high in protein, like chicken, keep me feeling fuller, longer and sufficiently maintain my energy for strength training and active work days.
Grilled chicken, strawberries and blueberries, hummus, carrots, celery and tomato come together to provide a great pre or post workout snack. Click learn more under each of the the ingredients below to read more about the benefits they provide.