Yummy (& Healthy) Snacking Suggestions
Hello Get Moving participants!

 In this sixth of 10 weekly Winter check-ins dedicated to giving you tips on adapting a healthy lifestyle, you will explore some new information on healthy (and tasty) snacking. Respond to the giveaway question for your name to be placed in a raffle for a $50 Target gift card! The winner will be drawn after the Week 10 end of session.
This week's theme is Yummy (& Healthy) Snacking!

Snacking plays a big role in our busy lives. Snacks make up a significant portion of our calories and nutrition, so the snacks you choose to consume are important to your health.

When we feel hungry or skip meals, we often reach for snack foods that are highly-processed or filled with sugar. The Action Item for this week will help you break the cycle of unhealthy snacking with yummy and healthy options.

“Success is the sum of small efforts—repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier
Action Item: Break the cycle of unhealthy snacking
Tips for healthy snacking:
  1. Portion control: Snacks are best when they provide about 200 calories and at least 10 grams of protein to keep you satisfied until your next meal. If applicable, measure out your snack on a plate instead of eating straight from the bag.
  2. Plan snacks ahead: Impulse eating can lead to consumption or over-consumption of unhealthy foods. If you know you are going to be out and might get hungry, pack a healthy snack and bring it with you. Making Healthy Snacks by Kaiser Permanente.
  3. Choose wisely: It all starts at the store—if you buy junk food, you will eat it. Ditch processed and sugary snacks like chips and stock up on natural sources of energy, such as fruit and whole grains. Check out these Kaiser Permanente tips for choosing healthy food options when shopping for groceries.

Snack Ideas:
  • Apple slices and peanut butter
  • Tortilla chips and salsa
  • Trail mix
  • Yogurt and berries
  • Hummus with bell pepper, cucumber, carrots or pita chips
  • Edamame
  • Healthy meal leftovers
Moving Through the Week:

Next time you reach for an unhealthy snack, check the label. How much protein are you getting for the calories consumed? Then ask yourself how you will feel after eating it. If your honest answer is that you will be even hungrier an hour or two after consuming the unhealthy snack, it isn't the best choice for your well-being. Walk away from it and select that healthier option.

Visit this Healthline.com page for many more tasty and healthy snacking ideas .
Giveaway Opportunity:
Respond to the following question for your name to be placed in a raffle for a $50 Target gift card! Each week is an opportunity to win. Click on the question to submit your response.
Get Moving South San Francisco!  is made possible thanks to a grant from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs.