For snacks, make healthy options a priority with easy access. Keep a bowl of various fruit on the counter or table in easy reach. Those other snacks, if you have them in the house, keep out of sight. When you eat processed snacks, don't forget to measure out a single serving and close the rest of the bag up and put it away. Out of sight, out of mind! Less temptation! Choose the healthier option.
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Eating fruit is challenging, even though I know variety and sufficient quantity bathes my cells in nutrients, fuels my energy levels, and fills my belly without guilt.
Try buying 1 or 2 of 10-15 different fruits for the week, including ones you never tried before. Compare kinds of peaches, apricots vs plumcots, mango and papaya, etc. Wash and arrange them in a pretty bowl, and set it on the counter next to the fridge. If it's in plain sight, in the way, and juicy, it will get eaten.
No need to buy the expensive 100 cal snacks I make my own. I weigh/measure nuts, fruits, cheese, etc. in snack bags or containers. Then I put all the snack bags in either a bowl in the refrigerator or in the fruit bowl on the counter. Healthy snacks are ready for me to GRAB and Go
My rule is one bag at a time and the snacks are healthy even if I keep coming back. When my grandchildren or friends come over there are healthy snacks ready.
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