Happy Monday, everyone! This post will be short, because Jessie needs to prepare for her lesson tomorrow! My community nutrition group was supposed to have a low key day tomorrow – handing out nutrition information and doing evaluations and and the like – but, a change at the last minute: we are now doing a lesson for preschoolers instead! I usually like a little more preparation for lessons, but I hope this will teach me to think on my toes 🙂 I love little ones, so this lesson on fruit and veggies should be fun.
I don’t know about you guys, but I find that I function best when I eat something every three or four hours. If I wait too long for my meal, I get mean. As a dietetic student, I know that eating every three or four hours helps keep your metabolism humming and your tummy satisfied. I tend to feel better, too.
So, when I saw this granola in the grocery store yesterday, I knew I had to give it try, especially after seeing it on so many blogs:
I hurried through the front door this afternoon so that I could try Galaxy Granola with my favorite yogurt:
(Yes, I did splurge at the grocery yesterday.)
Now, I warn you – I am very picky about my granola. I’ve picked up too many granola packages, only to see that they are LOADED with sugar and sweeteners and oil, and that they have upward of 300 calories in a 1/4 cup. I’m not kidding, I’ve actually seen this on a nutrition label. As a fun little snack, okay … but it is WAY too easy to overeat something so calorie-dense. Especially something as sweet as typical granolas.
I don’t like foods that are too sweet, so I was drawn to this granola because it’s very low in sugar (5 grams per 1/4 cup) and low in saturated fat (0 grams per 1/4 cup – can’t get much lower than that!). Together with yogurt, this was a protein-packed, fiber-rific snack that kept my tummy satisfied all afternoon. And tasty to boot 🙂
So, my question to you is: what is your go-to snack to keep you energized? I’m looking to expand my snack repertoire a bit, so I’ll make a list of all your suggestions to keep somewhere on the blog 🙂
Stay tuned for a fun new recipe tomorrow! Have a great evening, everyone!