Lyndi Wieand, RDN, LDN, Weis Markets Lehigh Valley In-Store Dietitian joins us to discuss how to eat healthy while we follow stay at home orders.
Lyndi emphasizes the benefit of choosing healthful snacks for more energy and a better mood while at home. For example, choosing foods that give you a blood sugar rise and rapid fall may make you crankier and more sluggish. Choosing nuts, yogurts or whole grains can help boost your mood throughout the day.
- Top four tips:
- Power up with protein (nuts, nut butter, roasted chickpeas, cheese, jerky, yogurt)
- Add a fruit or veggie
- Snack at regular intervals, i.e. a few hours after breakfast, after lunch and maybe even before bed if you’re hungry
- Focus on fiber (whole-grain crackers, hummus, popcorn, whole-grain toast)