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August 23, 2023

The Lanby’s Snack Guide

Feeling peckish? Grab a snack!

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We've all been there: the sudden craving for a little something to munch on, the undeniable urge to raid the pantry for a quick bite. Snacking has become an integral part of our lives, but are we making the right choices? Fear not, dear readers! We’ve put together our top tips and elite snacks that will leave you feeling satisfied while keeping you on track. 

Tips for snacking

  1. Quality over Quantity: When it comes to snacking, it's all about quality over quantity. Instead of reaching for those sugar-laden, artificially flavored snacks, opt for whole foods that pack a nutritional punch. Fresh fruits, crunchy veggies, and protein-rich options like nuts or Greek yogurt are great choices.
  2. The art of portion control: Snacking doesn't mean diving headfirst into a family-sized bag of chips. Portion control is key to maintaining a healthy snacking habit. Invest in some small containers or snack-sized bags and pre-portion your snacks to avoid mindless munching. This way, you can enjoy your treats without overindulging.
  3. Timing is everything: Ah, the eternal question: "When should I snack?" The answer lies in understanding your body's cues. Snacking can be an excellent way to keep your energy levels up between meals. However, it's crucial to listen to your body and avoid snacking out of boredom or emotional triggers. Aim for a snack when you feel genuinely hungry, about two to three hours after a meal.
  4. Beat the afternoon slump: The mid-afternoon slump is real, and it's the perfect time to save the day with a healthy snack. Instead of reaching for a sugary energy drink or a candy bar, opt for a balanced snack that combines protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Think a handful of almonds with a piece of fruit or a whole-grain cracker topped with hummus. These snacks will give you a sustained boost of energy and keep your productivity soaring.
  5. Evening snacks proceed with caution: Evenings can be a tricky time for snacking (check our sleeping tips guide to see why). It's crucial to strike a balance between satisfying your cravings and ensuring a good night's sleep. Avoid heavy, greasy snacks that can lead to indigestion that disturb your sleep patterns. Instead, reach for a light snack like a cup of herbal tea, a small bowl of low-fat yogurt, or a few slices of cucumber with a sprinkle of sea salt.
  6. Snack smart on the go: We're all busy bees, constantly on the move. But that doesn't mean we have to succumb to unhealthy snacking options. Prepare for snacking success by having a stash of healthy snacks on hand and reusable containers to put them in. Keep some portable options like trail mix, granola bars, or pre-cut veggies in your bag, so you're always armed with a nutritious choice when hunger strikes.

Snacking doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure. By making smart choices, practicing portion control, and listening to your body's cues, you can master the art of healthy snacking. The best snacks are the ones that fuel your body, satisfy your taste buds, and keep you feeling your best. The goal for our snacks is to contain a protein and a fiber source. Feel free to mix and match. 

Snack ideas

• Flackers + hummus + cucumbers

• Mary’s Gone Crackers or Ella Flats + Kite Hill (dairy free) tzatziki + sliced


• Apple + almond butter

• Carrots, cucumbers, jicama, or bell peppers + hummus

• Raw or dry roasted nuts + hard boiled eggs with salt and pepper

• Half an avocado mashed + crackers

• Celery sticks + almond butter (or any simple ingredient nut butter)

• Safe Catch tuna + crackers

• Lupini Beans

• Avocado rolled up in turkey

• Roasted veggies + tahini dip, avocado hummus, or Primal Kitchen dips

• POSHI Vegetable Snacks

• Cocojune + pumpkin seeds (or chia, hemp, or ground flax) + berries

• Protein shake (good for a protein boost on the go) your favorite powder +

water or a non-dairy milk

• Bars: RxBars, Atlas Bars, Sakara Bar

• STKU J’s CBD Raw Balls

• Chia seed pudding

In need of more inspiration for nutritious and delicious snacks? Book a consult call with The Lanby to see how our members thrive with a personalized wellness plan from our nutritionist.

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The Lanby Editorial Team