Instead of hitting the vending machine for a candy bar, which has empty, non-nutritious calories, eat nutrient-dense snacks. This will take a little planning including a trip to the grocery store and remembering to bring it with you.
Here are some healthy snack substitutes:
- instead of a bag of fruity gummy candy, try 1/2 cup unsweetened mixed dried fruits (like apples, nectarines, figs, apricots)
- in place of a slice of applie pie, try one diced apple tossed with 2 tsp broen sugar and spices, microwaved and topped with toasted oats
- instead of a milk-chocolate candy bar, try 2 medium strawberries dipped in dark unsweetened chocolate.
- instead of a fast-food cinnamon roll, try one packet of instant plain oatmeal flavered with 1 tbsp pecans or walnuts, 1 tsp cinnamon and if you dare, add 1 tsp maple syrup