There are going to be times when you have finished your meal or snack and you are hungry again long before your next meal is scheduled or right before bed. Depending on how much time you have to go before you are supposed to eat again and what your blood sugar levels are at you may want to move your meal time up or indulge in some free food.
We all do it. When we’re bored, lonely, frustrated, uncomfortable – just about any negative feeling at all – we reach for a snack. It may be habit, it may be ‘socially acceptable’ or it may be the result of years of conditioning, but there it is. We’ve grown to equate food with comfort. There are some situations that are more likely to provoke us to reach for a snack – can you watch a movie without popcorn, for instance? Recognizing some of them in advance and heading them off can take a little planning, but you CAN reprogram the conditioning that has you reaching for a candy bar when someone hurts your feelings. Here are five situations that almost scream for a snack – and things you can do instead.
Eating and pregnancy go hand in hand. Even though it doesn’t seem fair to be pregnant and not get to eat what and when you want it is healthier for you and your baby. The old adage of eating for two is true but many women overeat when they are pregnant and gain more weight than they should.
We live in a society of nibblers. Long gone are the traditional three square meals per day. Today, people eat at their desks, catch a snack in the afternoon and eat late night goodies. Most, if not all, of these snacks are carbohydrate based and full of sugar. This poses a challenge to people who are trying to follow the Atkins plan. Snacking is a necessary part of keeping your blood sugar up, but most packaged snack foods are forbidden on the plan.
Everybody likes to receive a Snack Gift Basket. Not many years ago, it was traditional to give plants and gifts on birthdays, anniversaries and other memorable occasions. Over the past few years, the giving of Snack Gift Baskets has increased and become much appreciated, relegating the gifting of plants and flowers into the into the past. A Gift Basket will always win, no matter who is the recipient, for the simple reason that a Gift Basket is so versatile.
There are various things you and the kids can make with peanut butter. Peanut butter is a food staple for raising kids. Kids love the taste, and peanut butter is very versatile. It is inexpensive, which is great for parents. It can also make a healthy snack. Kids love it because it tastes great and they love to try it on different kinds of foods.
The kids are home from school. They haven’t had anything to eat since lunch time three hours ago. They are starving. Will they reach for the bag of potato chips, or find some fruit wedges and dip? Helping our kids eat nutrition snacks is easy if they are the only choice. Don’t buy the junk foods at the store and your children won’t have to resist eating them. Here are some fun ideas for snack time at home. Kids love to dip. Make foods that they can dip with. Vegetables are a given, but fruits are also good with a fruit dip. You can make one using some whipping cream and jello mix. This sounds really sweet and sugary, but you are getting them to eat fruit as well. Limit their dip to a spoonful so they don’t put too much on each piece. Adding creativity to the display or cut of the food makes it fun to eat. You can slice apples and cut them into bites and serve them with toothpicks or skewers. Add bites of bananas or other fruits between the apple bites. Fast snacks are another choice. Bagels with peanut butter, rice cakes, fruit, nutrition bars, granola bars, and fruit rollups are some quick ideas. Add a glass of fruit juice and your kids will be set. There are lots of recipes that you can find for your kid’s after school snack. If you don’t have time to bake during the day, make a batch of cookies or other snack on the weekend and freeze the dough or the cooked food. Then before the kids get home from school, pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw, or cook it. Providing nutritious snacks gives your kids the energy they need to make it to dinner time.
Your growing toddler needs to snack quite a few times a day in addition to eating regular meals with the rest of the family. Here are a few quick and easy snack ideas that you can put together in just a few minutes. You toddler will enjoy these yummy snacks.
Ever get a snack attack between meals? Who hasn’t? But snack attacks can actually work as an advantage for your weight loss.
When you are a diabetic sometimes when you eat is just as important as what you eat. Keeping a steady stream of food in your system without causing high blood sugars can be hard to do. But once you figure what works for you, you will have more flexibility and better control of your diabetes.