People love to debate about the “right” number of times to eat per day for optimal health. While some have success with intermittent fasting, I actually increased my eating frequency to lose weight. If enjoying small snacks is part of your health strategy, I hope that the snack recipes in this section help.
Including some small snacks (100 calories or less) helped to prevent feelings of deprivation while I was losing weight. However, some individuals do better with abstaining from snacking altogether.
If snacking turns into grazing (i.e., continually reaching for snacks throughout the day), it may be time to rethink your strategy. Consider reconfiguring your meals to include more protein, fiber, and water. Larger meals of whole foods may help you to feel satiated, so you feel less of a need to snack.
Some of the snack recipes in this section are higher calorie, what I refer to as levels 2 and 3. Many of us middle-agers also have teens at home, and keeping some high-energy snacks around is a necessity. I’m offering some better-for-you snack options here, for those that are in this boat.
For others, here are a few of my favorite low-calorie snack recipes:
- Cloud Bread with Greek Yogurt
- Mango Watermelon Pineapple Pops - Easy Afterschool Snack!
- Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Smoothie Pops - No Added Sugar!
And here are the most recent additions to this category: