“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Successful meal planning for many patients, includes planning healthy snacks.

“Although there are no set rules, for many, having a snack or two can help manage hunger levels and maintain blood sugar levels. Snacks can definitely be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle, but as with anything related to one’s “diet,” it depends on what and how much is being consumed,” says registered dietitian and BariAthlete, Lea Crosetti. “Remember to plan. Take advantage of the days you have more time to get some healthy foods prepped for the week. Remember to incorporate balance. Having a carbohydrate with protein or healthy fat along with a vegetable is key to satiety and nutrition.”

Click here to read Lea’s complete article, “Snack Attack.”

For more help with meal planning, portion control, grazing, and developing new healthy habits, watch this support group video with Liz Roark, RN!

And for help with healthy high protein, low carb snacks, visit Dr. Yadegar’s NUTRITION board on Pinterest!