Snacking more, so let’s Snack Better!

Let’s face it, we’ve become a snacking nation. It is no longer considered a stigma and no longer considered  “spoiler of appetites”.  Instead it is somewhat thought to be a healthful habit! 

 

Snacks are not always nutritious contributions to the diet. Consumers are snacking more than ever and for several reasons: a pick me up, reward, break during the day, comfort, and simply mindless munching.  People are leaning more toward more healthful snacking in the morning, then shifting to less healthful choices in the evening.

As people begin to turn to more frequent snacking, it is important to make food choices that provide essential nutrients in the total diet and to cut down on regular meal sizes. Focus on nutrient-rich options, balanced with a source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats and it becomes a win win solution to snacking.