HIGH CARB SNACKS
Are you tired of feeling guilty every time you reach for a snack? Well, have no fear because I’m here to tell you all about the wonders of high carb snacks!
Now, you may be thinking, “But aren’t carbs the enemy? Don’t they make me gain weight?” Well, my dear, that all depends on the quantity and quality of the carbs you’re consuming. Sure, if you’re eating a giant bowl of pasta every day, that’s probably not the best idea. But if you’re choosing nutrient-dense, high-fiber carbs (like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains) as a snack, then you’re in the clear.
In fact, high carb snacks can actually be beneficial for certain people. Athletes, for example, need more carbs than the average person to fuel their workouts and recovery. And if you’re trying to lose weight, snacking on high carb foods can actually help keep you full and satisfied, so you don’t overeat at your next meal.
But, who needs it and who doesn’t? Honestly, everyone’s different and have different nutritional needs, but if you’re someone who’s active and wants to maintain a healthy weight, high-carb snacks can be a great option. If you’re someone who’s trying to lose weight or manage a condition like diabetes, it’s important to speak with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian to figure out the best plan for you.
So, what are some examples of delicious, high-carb snacks? I’m glad you asked! Some of my personal favorites include:
A banana with a smear of peanut butter (hello, potassium and healthy fats!)
A handful of whole wheat crackers with hummus (veggies and dip, anyone?)
A small sweet potato topped with a little bit of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey (yum, yum, YUM!)
A bowl of oatmeal with a sprinkle of berries and a drizzle of maple syrup (breakfast for snack time!)
A piece of whole wheat toast with avocado and a sprinkle of sea salt (avo toast, anyone?)
So, don’t be afraid to reach for a high-carb snack next time you’re feeling peckish. Your body (and taste buds) will thank you!
As always, remember to enjoy your food and listen to your body, it will tell you what it needs and what it doesn’t. And remember, everything in moderation!