10 healthy snacks to be at your best all day long

Food and nutrition

Published on 23 October 2015
by Isabelle Huot

Who said that you should not eat between meals? Snacking allows regulating your appetite and better manage your weight, but it also helps avoiding drops of energy during the day! However, it is important to make the difference between healthy snacking, which fulfills your nutritional needs, and munching without feeling hungry, just because you are bored or out of habit.

 

What is a healthy snack?

A snack should be satisfying, and so it should contain both carbohydrates and proteins.

My top 10 of healthy snacks:

  1. Greek yogurt with a fruit
  2. One cup (250 ml) of milk based smoothie –you could also use one cup soy beverage, Greek yogurt, soft tofu, and blend it with your favorite fruit.
  3. Mini kebabs made of grapes and cubed low-fat cheese
  4. Flavoured soy beverage
  5. A slice of whole grains bread with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) peanut butter
  6. Unsweetened fruit sauce with a pinch of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons
    (30 ml) of nuts
  7. 1/4 cup (60 ml) trail mix (nuts and dried fruits)
  8. Bocconcini cheese and cherry tomatoes mini Kebabs
  9. Slices of apple with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) almond butter
  10. 1/2 cup (125 ml) cottage cheese with crudités

Make sure to always have a snack with you. Keep something to eat at the office, in your car, and in your sport bag. For more variety, think about the individually wrapped Kilo Solution snacks, you can bring them anywhere, and they are offered in seven varieties. You can find them at any IGA supermarkets.   

Isabelle Huot
Doctor in nutrition, spokesperson for the Kilo Cardio weight loss program