Be Smart, Snack Smart

We all lead very busy lives making it sometimes impossible to resist the urge to reach for something unhealthy like chips, candy, ice cream, or even stopping for a burger and fries.

Having heart healthy snacks ready for you to grab-and-go that are high in protein, low in sodium, and saturated fat (the “bad” fat), while being high in unsaturated fats (the “good” fat) has many health benefits that are essential. Consuming healthier snack options will not only improve overall health but it will also help regulate your mood, curbs cravings, fight weight gain, and will give you the added energy boost to keep going all day long.

Give these nutrient-dense, high protein snacks a try!

- Homemade Trail-Mix: make your own healthy trail-mix by adding almonds, cashews, oats, walnuts, pecans, and raisins making this a guilt-free snack that has the right amount of healthy fats to give you a boost of energy.

- Avocado on Ezekiel Bread: 1 slice of Ezekiel sprouted bread has a unique combination of 6 grains and legumes in addition to 11 grams of protein making this a nutritious, high protein snack. Optional add 1 Omega-3 (organic, cage-free) egg with arugula.

- Apple Slices with Almond Butter and Blueberries: slice organic green apples and add 2 tablespoons of almond butter and blueberries to enjoy this gluten, vegan, and dairy free snack.