What to snack on?

Taken from:
Five good minutes in your body
by Jeffrey Brantley, MD and Wendy Millstine, NC -

Dieticians often recommend eating a few healthy snacks between meals to balance blood sugar levels and curb sugar cravings throughout the day.

Do you find it challenging to make healthy snack choices? Are you often surrounded by donuts, cookies, or boxes of chocolates in the lunchroom at work?

Here are some nutritious snack combinations that you can easily fix to take with you before you race out the door on an empty stomach, and fall prey to a world of "decadent" temptations:

* Fruit and nut combinations, such as pears and almonds or apples and walnuts or oranges and cashews or bananas and pecans

* Veggies and dip, such as carrots and hummus or celery and nut butter or cucumbers and bean dip

* Yogurt and a handful of homemade trailmix

* Hard-boiled eggs

* Cheese and whole grain crackers

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