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You know it’s time for a snack when you get hungry mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Snacks keep you energized throughout the day. Eating a small snack between meals can help you to feel satisfied and get to your next meal. Skip the vending machine or coffee shop and give these delicious ideas a try.
Bonus! Watch the video Quick and Easy Snack Ideas to see this information in action.
We all know vegetables are good for us but if you’re finding it hard to eat enough vegetables, try fitting them in as a snack. Keep washed and chopped veggies in your fridge so that they are ready for grab-and-go snacks. Switch up your dip to keep it interesting.
Fruit makes a great snack at anytime of day. It is easy to prepare, refreshingly sweet and perfect for when you are on the go.
Meet Canada’s Food Guide recommendation of making half your grain choices each day whole grain with these ideas.
Save money by keeping snacks on hand at work, in the car or in your bag.
Snacking can help prevent overeating at mealtimes by satisfying your hunger so you’re not starving by the time of your next meal. The best types of snacks are those that have protein and/ or fibre. See this chart below for a few choices.
Snacks with protein
Snacks with fibre
Fruit with the peel on
Milk, chocolate milk, fortified soy beverage
Hard boiled eggs
Granola or cereal bars
Nuts and seeds
At home tip: Eating your leftovers as a snack is an easy and tasty way to use them up.
Romano Bean Hummus
Lightened-Up Guacamole and Chips
Emily’s Zippy Dip
Carrot and Apple Salad
Video: Quick and easy snack ideas
Healthy snack ideas for adults
15 smart snacks for active lifestyles
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