Almost all of us are either working from home (WFH) or just at home, period. That likely means less access to movement, and more access to food. Not a great combo in the best of times, and certainly not in the most-stressful of times.
Don’t fret, though. We have some tips and advice from Michael, the long-Registered Dietitian at Morakot, on how you can still eat healthfully during self-isolation.
The first lesson: Snacking.
You’re at home, close to a fridge, close to food. And maybe you’re bored or stressed or both. So, there’s definite potential there for mindless snacking or stress-eating.
Bound to happen. And that’s OK.
Let’s just improve your snack choices by following these general recommendations
No. 1: Choose a carb (whole grain when possible)
- Whole grain crackers
- Pretzel sticks
- Rice cakes
- Whole grain toast
- Air-popped popcorn
- Whole grain cereal
No. 2 Choose a protein/healthy fat
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Greek Yogurt
- Nut Butter
- Cottage cheese
No. 3 Add fruits & veggies (fresh, frozen, or canned)
- Pepper slices
- Baby carrots
Balancing snacks will help you to feel more satisfied and also go a long way in helping you stay on track nutritionally.