Here’s what works for me – my snacks *must* contain protein in it. If not, I’m going to just end up cranky and hungry. But if my munchie contains a decent amount of protein (and fat, too), then I feel satisfied for much longer.
Variety is the spice of life. And never is this more appropriate than when planning nutritious meals and snacks. Combining a variety of foods from the food groups in the MyPlate guide (1) can make it easier to get the daily amounts of nutrients you need for good health. Pairing ‘tried and true’ favorites with less frequently consumed foods can also make healthful eating delicious and fun.