Back to School!

Snack Healthy While You're Busy

It’s back to school time, which means your schedule may be getting busy. If eating well on-the-go tends to be a challenge, stash healthy snacks in your bag so you’ll always have them at the ready. A nutrient-rich duo that provides a balanced combo of good carbs, heart healthy fat, and bonus protein is nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews) or seeds (sunflower, pumpkin) with either fresh fruit, or an unsweetened, preservative free dried fruit, like figs or raisins. Aim for a golf ball sized portion of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, and a tennis ball sized portion of fresh fruit. These back-up goodies will keep you energized, and help you avoid less healthy vending options.