Nutrient Dense Snacks

Do you ever find yourself hungry and dragging at work, and lunch is still 2 hours away? Instead of carousing the vending machines or grabbing the doughnuts or brownies your co-worker brought in, grab a healthy snack! Eating in-between meals, when hungry, is a good way to get in lots of nutrients. Here are some ideas of nutrient dense snacks to keep handy:

  • Yogurt
  • Granola
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  • Orange
  • Grapes
  • Berries
  • Nuts
  • Dried Fruit
  • String Cheese
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Hummus
  • Peanut Butter
  • Guacamole
  • Tortilla with cheese
  • Small amounts of leftovers
  • Popcorn

Be mindful of portion sizes – especially when snacking on nuts, cheese, guacamole or any other item that is higher in fat. Listen to your body and stop eating when you feel satisfied. Overeating can happen even with nutrient dense foods. Beverages containing calories are best at meal times (milk, juice, soda) and water is a great beverage to have with snacks!

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