Snacking During Self-Isolation

Snacking During Self-Isolation

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
  • Pita
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Whole grain cereal

No. 2 Choose a protein/healthy fat

  • Hummus
  • Nuts
  • Cheese
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Olives
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Nut Butter
  • Cottage cheese

No. 3 Add fruits & veggies (fresh, frozen, or canned)

  • Cucumber
  • Pepper slices
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Baby carrots

Balancing snacks will help you to feel more satisfied and also go a long way in helping you stay on track nutritionally.

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