If you know what to eat when you get that urge between meals, you can avoid weight gain over time and unhealthy spikes in blood sugar to boot.  Contrary to popular belief, avoidance of carbohydrates is not the way to do this.  Snacks that combine proteins and carbs are the key to feeling satisfied without the worry.

Try one of these or put your own twist on them:

  • A piece of fresh fruit (~15 grams of carbohydrate). Think crunchy with skin or seeds for fiber.
  • One small corn tortilla with 1-2 slices of low-fat cheese or turkey (~ 15 grams of carbohydrate)
  • Three cups of low-fat microwave popcorn (~ 15 grams of carbohydrate)
  • Half a turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread (~ 15 grams of carbohydrate)