Friday, January 31, 2014

Tips to Snacking Smart

Let’s face it – when hunger strikes we don’t always make the best decisions. The first thing we do is head to the nearest vending machine, or drive-thru to satisfy our hunger pains. Choosing something sensible to eat is often the last thing from our minds, which can make snacking smart a serious challenge; at least it is for me. The problem is that we have to think of snack time as a part of our healthy diet, rather than just a quick fix for our mid-morning cravings, or late-night munchies.

It’s been a struggle so far, but I’m committed to making healthier choices for my family and me, so I’ve come up with a few tips to keep me on the straight and narrow. Hopefully they can help you too!

Plan Ahead 
A big part of successful snacking is planning ahead. If you know that you’ll be away from home, pack a bag of veggies, popcorn, yogurt, or cereal bar to take with you. A family favorite of ours is Kellogg's Nutri-Grain bars. They’re nutritious, delicious, and easy to take on the go.

Know Your Food Groups 
Try to use your snack-time to fill-in the gaps that you may have missed in your food group - such as cheese for dairy, apple for fruit, or carrots for vegetables.

Control Your Portions 
Snack-time should be snack-size portions. They should be able to suppress your appetite, but not spoil your dinner.

Snack Only When Hungry 
Don’t snack just for the habit of munching on something while watching TV. Eat something only if you’re truly hungry.

Team Kellogg’s also knows how hard smart snacking can be, so they have provided us with some wise snacking ideas for easy on-the-go choices. Cereal and nuts anyone? To view more great tips like these make sure to visit
Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit

{Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kellogg’s via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kellogg’s}


  1. My sons' snack to school on top of the usual sandwiches.. great tip!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE


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