It can be hard to figure out what exactly constitutes a healthy snack since even coconut oilÂ is sorta on the outs. But before you reach forÂ that bran muffin or Diet Coke, take a cue from certified nutritionists, MDs, and registered dietitians, all of whom are well-versed when it comes to mindful munching in between meals.
Here’s what 4Â health pros from our Well+Good Council reach forÂ when they’re in full stomach-growling mode.
Kimberly Snyder, CN, celebrity nutritionist
The celeb nutritionist’sÂ snack of choice depends on the time of day: In the mornings she’ll opt for “an enormous bowl of fruit or a gluten-free avocado and sprout wrap,” she says. And in the afternoons, her snack of choice is a power protein smoothie.Â
Robin Berzin, MD,Â functional medicine doctor
The functional medicine specialist likes to keep things simple when it comes to snacking. Her go-tos? Popcorn or raw, sprouted almonds.Â
McKel Hill, RDN,Â founder of Nutrition Stripped
Drew Ramsey, MD,Â psychiatrist and farmer
The psychiatrist (and farmer!) prefers to munch on hummus or almonds in between meals.
You can snack smartÂ even while traveling:Â Check out the optionsÂ you can find at gas stationsÂ and the ones more wellness pros pack while on the road.