Snacking Smarter | My Top 4 Snack Tips
This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Snacking smarter doesn’t have to be tedious or bland, with these snack tips you’ll be snacking smarter in no time. I’ll be sharing a delicious Red Pepper Hummus Recipe I love with you, that you’ll be sure to love too!
I’m a big “snacker”, I think a lot of people are too but we often choose not so good snacks. They are usually easier to grab and go, and we fall to their charm.
TIP 1: Remove all Temptation
Easier said than done… in order for us not to fall prey to these unhealthy snack options (looking at you potato chips), we have to do decide to be healthy and feed our bodies what it needs. It’s a lot harder to choose healthier options when we have chocolate chip cookies staring down at you.
TIP 2: Preparation is Key
Have your snacks prepared ahead of time. Having your fridge and pantry stocked with quick healthy snacks will get you on the right track. Pre-wash fruits and veggies have them ready to go containers.
TIP 3: Portion Control
Control your snack portions. The whole point is to get you through to the next meal, not the snack be your meal. Portion your snacks accordingly while preparing them for their proportionately sized containers and stick to your guns.
TIP 4: Choose Fresh Ingredients
You don’t want to reach for processed foods, choosing fresh ingredients not only helps out with your nutritional goals for the day. It’s hard enough trying to fit all those fruits and veggies into our diet, so use this snacking opportunity to snack smarter with fresh foods.
Fresh from Florida Farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce all year long, so NO EXCUSES.
Look for Fresh from Florida labels in your foods on your next grocery run.
And as promised here’s an excellent recipe to get you on your way to snacking smarter and healthier.
Red Pepper Hummus
- 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped and drained
You can find the full Recipe here.
You can follow Fresh from Florida on twitter for quick tips and some great food videos or you can take a look at all of the recipes they have available on their recipes page. You’ll be sure to find some great ideas for your family’s next meal.
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