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The Public Body Guide to Sexy Snacking

Are you feeling sluggish? Did you just wake up from a mid-day slump that turned into an unexpected nap, with an imprint of your computer keyboard on your face? You may need a snack!  We are constantly tempted with processed, easy-to-grab, pre-packaged delights instead of preparing healthy treats, but those tempting treats can take us on the fast track to flabby town!  We know that you lead exciting and busy lives and you might be thinking “ain’t nobody got time for that!” So we have compiled an array of snacks that are easy to buy and easy to make, and best of all, they support your permanent residency in Sexy Town, USA! Give some of these a try!

Apples &  Peanut Butter: For a quick re-fuel, slice 1 apple and serve with 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter.

Nutty Banana Toast: Fuel up with 1-2 tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter spread on whole wheat toast and topped with half of a sliced banana.

Chocolate milk: Yes chocolate milk! Re-live your days in elementary school with two cups of low-fat chocolate milk for a boost of healthy carbs and protein.

P(A) B & J: Try this healthier version of the classic PB & J by spreading 1 tablespoon of almond butter and 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam between two rice cakes

Hummus and Pita: If you prefer savory over sweet, spread two spoonfuls of hummus onto a 7 inch pita bread.

Rollups: Top 2 slices of deli meat (turkey, chicken, or roast beef) with 1 slice of cheese and a bit of pepper for taste.

Are you Nuts?  Nuts provide an easy way to get a yummy dose of protein.  Almonds and pistachios are higher in protein than other nuts! They’re also convenient to grab and go.

We know you’re wondering, ”what about bars?” For a quick fix, go ahead and grab a protein bar. Look for bars with 10-30 grams of protein, less than 10 grams of sugar, and the fewest number of ingredients you can’t pronounce! We love KIND bars. They are a great protein source because of their nut base (about 7 grams per bar), but for an even higher dose try KIND Plus varieties.  It’s all about finding the right bar. That means one that doesn’t have extras like sugar and unpronounceable ingredients. Those can be just as bad as a candy bar (and let’s be honest, not nearly as tasty!)