Sure, you could just lob a few cookies in your mouth, but you’d be doing it all wrong. Because there’s a science to snacking, you know. And today, I’m here to school you.
First, let’s go over the basics. According to a Harris Decima survey, more than half (52 per cent) of Canadians snack at least twice a day. Of those serial snackers, 71 per cent are seeking healthier snacking options, and 85 per cent of Canadians prefer a snack that leaves them feeling fuller, longer.
Perspective: In 2013, Canadians reached for a snack 10.3 billion times.
So, if you’re going to be noshing between meals, you may as well do it right. Are you aware that eating protein can help keep you fuller longer, and is a good source of energy? It’s true! But not all protein is created equally –
According to Sue Mah, registered dietitian and nutrition expert, “Complete protein contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs and cannot produce on its own,” Some examples of foods with complete protein are milk, eggs, fish, meat and poultry, like the oven-roasted chicken bites in PROTINIS. This type of protein helps slow down the digestion of food, keeping you feeling fuller, longer, and protein snacking can support physical activity and weight management goals by building and repairing muscles and tissues.”
Maple Leaf Natural Selections PROTINIS are the completely packed protein snack. That’s why they’re the Official Snack of Everything. With mouthwatering bites of chicken or combinations of chicken and dried fruit, they’re an excellent source of complete protein ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.
Longtime readers will agree that I have a thing for snacking. Okay, it’s more than a thing; it’s actually part of my daily routine. My body often knows when it’s 3:00pm before I do! That’s right… bring on the predicted tummy growl. (Insert hunger pangs here.) …