We all know that being healthy is directly affected by what we eat and we constantly hear that eating healthier is the best way to be healthier. While that all may be true, it lacks a major problem: not all healthy food is created equal. That can be an even bigger issue if you love to snack. So today we are partnering with Fisher to share 5 Ways to Snack Smarter so we can help keep you on track with your goals.
The first rule of snacking is to find snacks that are healthy, provide nutrients, and curb hunger so you don’t overeat. Once you achieve that, the rest is dependent on changing your habits while you do snack. Below are some great tips on healthier and smarter snacking.
5 Ways to Snack Smarter
Do not snack and multitask – Think of the last time you sat in front of the TV with a snack. The snack was probably gone sooner than you expected or you probably didn’t expect it to be gone at all, right? Well, when your brain tries to multitask and one of those tasks include eating, you are bound to eat more than expected. So snack only when your brain can focus only at the task at hand (literally).
Pack a snack where ever you go – Running errands? Visiting a relative? Heading grocery shopping? Make sure a healthy snack is packed and conveniently located where you are. Chances are, if you get hungry while you go on about your day, you will make it an excuse to grab a snack or full meal that is also an unhealthy one. It can also lead to spending more money than you anticipated.
Put that nondominant hand to work – Eating with your nondominant hand is probably much harder than usual and that is just the point. According to the study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people who snacked using their nondominant hands reduced about 30% of their total intake, compared with those using their dominant hands. Crazy cool, right?
A snack is a snack and just that – People often mistaken snacks for meals. Snacks are intended to curb hunger in between meals which means they are also might lighter meals. They can also help keep your metabolism going throughout the day. They are just snacks. So keep that in mind when it comes to portioning your snacks.
Go all nuts about it – Nuts are a huge asset when it comes to snacking. They are packed full of protein and nutrients to help you power through the day. They also offer a sweet and salty taste which can help calm cravings. Chose small servings of nuts as they can be high in calories.
Healthy Snacking the Fisher Way
Now that you have some great tips to amp up your snacking routine, you might be wondering where to get started when it comes to buying snacks. We aren’t going to leave you hanging! Instead, I want to introduce you to the new Fisher Nut Exactly Snack Bites.
Fisher Nut Exactly Snack Bites are a combination of roasted nuts and whole grain popcorn that come in several delicious flavors including: Almond Popcorn Dipped in Milk Chocolate, Almond Popcorn Dipped in Dark Chocolate, Pecan Popcorn Dipped in Salted Caramel and Peanut Popcorn Dipped in Peanut Butter.
If those all sound like sweet treats, it’s because they are! But don’t let all that chocolate and deliciousness fool you!
These bite-size snacks (and I truly mean bite-size) are only 15 to 16 calories per snack bite and contain no artificial preservatives which means it’s a snack you can feel good about eating.
I don’t know about you but for me, it’s easier to snack on healthy food when it also tastes great. I also have a slight addiction to chocolate so this is certainly the perfect snack/treat. I love that these snacks are easy to eat, small (so they are portioned), and portable. Pop one of these re-sealable stand-up bags into your purse or diaper bag and you are ready to roll!
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Fisher Nut is helping us host a fun giveaway. We are giving 1 lucky winner a prize package that includes an assortment of the Fisher Nut Exactly snack bite varieties and a $50 Visa Gift Card!
All you have to do is tell us what your favorite healthy snack is! Leave a comment below and we will draw a winner on 2/13/16. Good Luck!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher . The opinions and text are all mine.