Come, make more delicious and healthy snacks

Come, make more delicious and healthy snacks

Courtesy of mdanderson.org, here are some tips to consider when making healthy snacks:

1. Make the Right Choice

Combining unhealthy carbohydrates like fruit or whole-grain cereals with protein like cheese or peanut butter can be a healthy snack menu option. This is because protein will keep you fuller longer and eating foods from more than one food group will provide more nutrients.

2. Focus on Snacks

Place prepared snacks in single-serve containers to avoid overeating. Make sure your meals are 200 calories or less. If the snack contains cheese or peanut butter, use it sparingly as both are high in calories.

3. Choose Plant-Based Foods

Choose snacks that contain fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. Snacks like this can provide additional nutrition that can reduce the risk of serious health problems.

4. Avoid Processed Foods

Processed snacks are full of sugar, fat and sodium and are low in nutrients and tend to fill the stomach with energy. Eating this type of snack encourages a person to eat. So start switching to homemade snacks that use natural ingredients with no processing or preservatives.

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