We all know that it’s important to eat healthy, but it isn’t always easy to do. The best way to eat healthy is to keep healthy food on hand. Nutritious food tends to be more filling than unhealthy food; so healthy snacks help us consume fewer calories. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips, we could grab a handful of almonds or a few carrots.
We don’t have to restrict our healthy eating habits to home. If we keep extra snacks in the car, we can resist slipping into the convenience store while we fill up with gas. If we send healthy snacks with our kids, they’ll have energy for their after school activities. This doesn’t mean that they won’t spend money in the candy machine, or slip across the street to McDonalds now and then, but giving our kids a healthy snack can reduce the number of unhealthy calories they consume.