By taking some time to prep meals and snacks ahead of time, we can help regulate our hunger and support our energy needs consistently throughout the day.
We all lead busy lives – running from one place to another – and preparing some snacks or meals in advance can help you make healthful decisions. During National Nutrition Month, our registered dietitians recommend grab-and-go snack options like pre-portioned trail mix or protein balls, or make-ahead items like overnight oats or egg cups and the next time you prepare a nice dinner to make extra for the freezer for the days you don’t have extra time. By using these tips you can make healthier snack and meal choices during your busy days without compromising your health or hunger. Try these hand-picked recipes from our own registered dietitians to help you prep for healthier choices:
- Breakfast egg cups via fooducate.com
- Almond butter oatmeal protein balls via asimplepalate.com
- Overnight oatmeal via foodhero.org
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