Healthy Lifestyle Challenge #13 – Healthy Snacking

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great day!

Before we get started on tomorrow’s challenge, I wanted to check in with you… you should be getting 30 minutes of exercise EACH day this week…are you? What about you’re desk – is it looking decluttered and more organized? With the end of the school year quickly approaching, I’m all about throwing stuff out!!

Now onto TOMORROW’S CHALLENGE:

I know I’m a day early with this challenge, but I wanted to give you a chance to prepare.

Pack a healthy snack for you and a friend.

Why?

Eating healthy snacks is an easy way to ensure that your body is getting the nutrients and energy it needs throughout the day. Planning your snack and preparing them in advance is a great way to stay on track with healthy eating. Getting a friend or colleague involved in your healthy eating behaviours makes sticking to the plan much easier, so share this post, and your snack with them!

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How?

Healthy snacks should:

  • Be between 150-200 calories
  • Include foods from at least 2 of the 4 food groups – one should be a carbohydrate (for a quick energy) and the other should be a protein (to help you feel full and sustain your energy until your next meal)
  • Be eaten mid-morning and mid-afternoon or about 3 hours after a meal – having small meals and snacks throughout the day keeps your blood sugar stable and your metabolism running at its most efficient

Here are some great snack options:
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I look forward to hearing how you are doing with these challenges!

Let us know what healthy snack you prepared of you and a friend!

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