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Snack Ideas for Office or After School
My rule of thumb with snacks is to stick to about 100-150 calories (200 if you are really active). The snacks should be low in glycemic index, which just means it does not spike and drop your blood sugar quickly but rather gives lasting energy. I look for fiber and/or protein in a snack, although fat also brings the glycemic index down as well.
Some of my favorite snacks:
Fresh fruit. I ju
Bars: I love all kinds of different bars. There are million out here to choose from, but these are the ones I personally eat because of the nutritional profile and benefits as well as of course: TASTE! Some of my favorites are SOYJOY, Flavor and Fiber Bars from Gnufoods, Kardea Nutrition Bars, Pria bars, Dark Chocolate ZonePerfect bars, and Clif Nectar bars.
Trail Mix: I love trail mix because you can get a variety of different flavors and textures and using nuts and dried fruit give a great nutritional profile. I just found a new trail mix/granola that you can design for yourself. I know you can mix one yourself at home, bu
For more information on some of above:
Fruit Guys: www.fruitguys.com
Moja Mix: www.mojamix.com