The Supermarket Diet: Three Snack Ideas

The Supermarket Diet was designed by the minds at Good Housekeeping, a magazine that specializes in home decorating and cooking. It was designed with convenience in mind, promoting healthy foods that can be found at most supermarkets. If you are considering the Supermarket Diet, be sure to include several snacks throughout the day in order to achieve optimal results. Below are three great options to get you started!

Apple with Peanut Butter

Any type of fruit makes a great snack if you are on the Supermarket diet–but apples are especially good for a variety of reasons. First, apples contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health and optimal growth, and are sometimes missed when you are dieting. Secondly, apples contain high amounts of fiber, which is slow digesting. This means that it stays in your stomach for a long time before finally moving into your intestines, and therefore helps to keep you feeling fuller, longer. Finally, apples are small and don’t need to be refrigerated–making them ideal for the car or your purse.

Peanut butter is a great alternative to caramel or other traditional apple dips. While peanut butter does contain a relatively high amount of fat, the fat is monounsaturated, which is actually one of the healthiest fats available. Not only does monounsaturated fat help in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even some cancers, but like fiber it contributes to a feeling of satiety, which is essential when you are dieting.

Yogurt with Fruit

Yogurt makes another great snack option if you are on the Supermarket Diet. Yogurt is loaded with calcium, which is essential for strong bones and healthy teeth. Also, yogurt contains high amounts of protein, making it a great alternative if you are a vegetarian. For best results, look for yogurt that is made with low or nonfat milk.

Adding fruit to your yogurt can provide an extra boost of sweetness and flavor to an otherwise plain snack. Berries make a great choice due to their small size and high fiber content.

100 Calorie Oreo Cookies

Sometimes you just have to have that something special for a snack–and luckily, there are now companies that can make this happen. Several companies have recently begun to make “100 calorie snack pack” items, which are the traditional versions of their products condensed into smaller packages that provide only 100 calories. This product is great for one major reason: research has found that if you are dieting and are craving a particular product, it is best to go ahead and eat a small amount of the desired food. If you do not eat the food you are craving, you may simply over indulge in other high-fat sugary foods in order to satisfy the craving. Therefore, these smaller portions allow you to satisfy your craving without sabotaging your diet.

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