(Family Features) - Fifty-six percent of Americans eat three or more snacks per day, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's "What We Eat in America" 2007-2008 study. Snacking sensibly while trying to balance work, the kids' after-school activities and the season's get-togethers, however, is not easy.
One way to help control appetites and feel energized is to enjoy nutritious snacks. This is especially important when eating on the go or gearing up for holiday parties. So the next time that afternoon hunger pang rolls around, munch on these simple tips and delicious recipes.
On The Go?
When packing a lunch, consider bringing along whole-grain pretzels to dip in mustard for a low-fat snack. One teaspoon or one serving of Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard has 5 calories. For variety, try dipping carrots, celery sticks or fruit slices in mustard, offering a satisfying sweet and spicy flavor combination that can be enjoyed at the office or at school any day of the week. Vegetables and honey mustard are low calorie and keep hunger at bay in between meals.
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