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Tips to Become a Smart Snacker
Snacking isn't all bad. In fact, snacks can be part of a balanced diet and can help you get the nutrients you need that you don't get from actual meals. They also may help control hunger and avoid overeating.
Wondering how to snack wisely?
- Keep a variety of nutritious, ready-to-eat snack items in the home, at your desk and in your tote bag. Stock up on items like whole-grain crackers and low-fat cheese, trail mix, dried fruit, low-fat or fat-free yogurt, or instant oatmeal.
- Keep portion control in mind. A single-serving container of yogurt or a small serving of nuts is perfect. Eating directly from a larger package can lead to overeating.
- Snack when you are hungry. Learn to skip snacking when you are bored, frustrated or stressed.
For other snack ideas, visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips or consult a registered dietitian in your area.
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