Wellness Wednesday: Sustainable energy snacks

Snacks that satisfy and provide sustainable energy? Yes, it’s possible! Here are a few to try:

  • Cheesy: Popcorn tossed with spices and nutritional yeast. Fewer calories and sodium than packaged popcorn.
  • Creamy: Plain Greek yogurt with a drop of vanilla extract, cinnamon, and some berries on top. Smooth and rich-tasting.
  • Crunchy: Roasted chickpeas. Make them yourself or buy them pre-packaged at the grocery store. They’re high in protein and fiber and a smart substitute for chips or pretzels.
  • Salty: Edamame, either sprinkled with a dusting of flaky salt or a drizzle of low-sodium soy sauce.
  • Spicy: Hummus with a swirl of hot sauce or sriracha. Great for dunking your favorite vegetables.
  • Sweet: Fruit with peanut butter or sunflower seed butter. The nut/seed butter brings satiation (fullness) and slows down the absorption of sugar from the fruit.

Source: adapted from Food Can Fix It by Dr. Oz