Amy, also known as Mom Advice, lives in Indiana. She is a writer, wife and mom to two beautiful children. On Snackpicks she shares her easy entertaining tips and advice for all occasions, from holiday parties to day-to-day family meal planning. Amy is also the founder and creator of the Mom Advice community.
I lead a very active life and I have a constant battle with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). If I don’t keep healthy snacks tucked in my purse or gym bag, I know that I will start to feel run down, sluggish and shaky. A constant stream of smaller meals and healthy snacks offers a lot of power to help me be my best as a mom and keep up with all the things I have to do each and every day.
Of course, knowing to snack smart is only half the battle. The other half of the battle is creating a plan to incorporate healthy snacks into your life. These four tips on smart snacking strategies are ones that I know that I can easily apply to my life and will aid in making thoughtful snack choices into our diets.
These are all really easy tactics that anyone can incorporate into their life. For me personally, I find that just designating one day of chopping fresh vegetables and creating a fridge drawer and cupboard space filled with healthy snacks is a great way to bring on the good snacks in our life. I also try to never forget the ultimate in convenience foods for us…a big bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter. Not only does it put the healthy snack right in my line of vision, but it requires little preparation for a satisfying treat.
Looking for other satisfying treats? I love this great list of fun snack foods to keep on hand for my family.
What's your ideal snack? Crunchy, chewy, creamy, salty, or sweet -- with a little imagination, you can find a nutritious snack to satisfy any craving. We've gathered a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to come up with your own!