Healthy Snacking Tips for Busy Lifestyles
with NuVitality Wellness Expert Tully Humphrey (Owner & Founder of Tully Lou)
1. Portion control, under control
Healthy bars that are packed with nourishing ingredients can help you feel fuller for longer, especially in between meals. This is one of the ways I know I can continue to snack well and not binge on unhealthy foods.
2. Make healthy snacking choices on the go
For busy people on the go, keep healthy snack options on hand such as protein and fruit & nut bars or boiled eggs so you won’t reach for foods that are packed with sugar. I always carry a NuVitality bar with me and grab brown rice sushi, rice paper rolls or sashimi from local takeaway stores when I am on the go when I don’t have time to prepare a decent lunch.
3. Don’t skip on breakfast
I am a massive believer in eating good breakfast. Try to make the time to fit in a healthy breakfast with good fats, proteins and carbs every morning.
4. Stay hydrated
Always carry a bottle of water with you. At least eight glasses of water a day can help keep your energy levels high, reduce hunger, aide digestion and keep concentration levels sharp
5. Preparation is key
When my schedule is busy, I know that I will end up coming home late and eating unhealthy foods. To prevent this, on a Sunday every week I sit down, look at my schedule and start to meal plan and prepare food in advance. This ensures I have the right foods in my fridge.
6. Stock up on healthy snacking options
Include a range of food from the major food groups such as a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products and lean protein. Protein can also be sourced from beans and other legumes, nuts and seeds. Try meals that are more plant-based then add proteins and good fats.
7. Keep a healthy schedule
Schedule in healthy habits such as exercise as if they were appointments with yourself. I schedule in all of my workouts in my diary at the start of the week. This allows me to see exactly what I am doing and where I should be working out.
8. Make time for time out
Meditation at least once a day can help to keep your mind at peace. It helps me become more aware of the choices I make with food and my lifestyle.
Thanks for these great healthy snacking tips Tully. Sue and I were lucky enough to give the NuVitality Protein and Nut Bars a try. We give them a big thumbs up! They are perfect for busy on the go women looking for a good snack. They are low in sugar, high in fibre and a good source of protein (depending on which variety you go with). The best part of all is that they taste great!! Nobody wants a snack that doesn’t make you get excited, no mater how healthy it is. These delicious NuVitality bars have a great variety of tempting flavours that you are sure to find one that you’ll simply love.
The bars com in convenient 30g size and the NuVitality Protein and Fruit & Nut bars are available from Independent Supermarkets and Convenience stores with an RRP of $2.49 each. Visit the NuVitality website for more info. Enjoy your healthy snacking!