Snacking on UnRound foods can be the downfall of any diet, and can lead to overeating and binging with high-fat, calorie-dense foods. This is often due to poor snack-planning, which induces deep hunger and healthy eating goals are tossed out the window. For this reason, savvy Round eaters plan ahead by shopping for ready-to-eat, travel-friendly snacks, packaging them ahead of time, and making sure to grab one or two of them before heading out the door.
- Keep a snack with you at all times, in your briefcase, pocket or purse.
- Prepare snacks ahead of time and keep one or two with you at all times.
- Keep your kitchen stocked with snack foods at all times.
- Eat a snack if you feel light-headed, weak or insanely hungry.
- Eat a snack 2 hours after a meal, but no sooner.
Natural Round fruits: Such as apples, bananas, blueberries, cherries, grapes, oranges and strawberries, or dried fruit such as blueberries, cranberries, mangos, prunes or raisons.
Long-lasting nut & seed mixes: Such as a almonds, walnuts, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, or a mix of dried fruit, nuts and seeds that you can keep in your purse, pocket, backpack, briefcase, car, office or disaster kit.
Flavorful fruits combos: Such as thinly sliced apples dipped in peanut butter, blueberries with plain yogurt, bananas with almond butter, or a small Round fruit salad.
Crunchy raw vegetables: Such as celery, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, green peppers, green beans, cucumbers, mushrooms or zucchini. Optionally, enjoy these with cottage cheese, yogurt or a lowfat dip.
Other favorites: Hard-boiled eggs, a sealed container of fresh cherry tomatoes, olives, or grapes that you can prepare the night before.