Snacks and Nutrition
These snacks that we can allow according to the nutritionists
Are you hungry and it’s not yet time for lunch? No problem ! Sweet, salty … There is something for everyone! We must focus on foods rich in good nutrients: fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.
– A piece of bread
Choose it full, with nuts or hazelnuts. To spice up this snack a little, you can accompany it with one or two squares of chocolate. The one of your choice. “The snack is above all a moment of relaxation, a break to have fun.”
– A hard egg
An egg hard to taste, a priori, we would tend to say so. And yet! It contains all the essential amino acids to give us energy: proteins + carbohydrates + lipids, in the ideal proportions.
– A dairy
A yoghurt or a glass of milk for example. You can even allow yourself a piece of cheese “The bottom line is to be reasonable about the quantities.”
Mini carrots, cherry tomatoes, radishes … So many little vegetables that are easy to eat. And practical to take everywhere.
– One fruit
If there is one category of foods where you can allow everything, these are the fruits! “The banana is the ideal fruit because it is the most satisfying.More is not to choose too mature, the sugar will pass less quickly in the blood.”
Almonds, nuts, hazelnuts … Like banana, they will stall you until dinner. “The 4pm snack is highly recommended, because the pace of three meals a day does not meet 100% of the needs of the body.” A handful of dried fruits at tea time will prevent you from snacking.
And side drink? We allow all water-based variants: tea, herbal tea, coffee. You can also choose a fruit juice 100% pure juice, which replaces the fruit of the snack. The best way to avoid being beaten is to consume three meals and a snack a day. “It is advisable to eat every four hours.The snack is to be taken around 3pm-4pm according to the hour of the lunch and the dinner.”
The particular case of athletes
When playing sports, it is recommended to eat two snacks. One before the session, one after.
– Dried fruits and nuts
Ideal snack to consume before the effort: the dried fruits, rich in minerals and vitamins, the base for the sportsmen. “They are a concentrate of fast sugars and, moreover, easy to take away.”
– A cereal bar
“It contains slow sugars, good for athletes.” Says Caroline Gérardin. We prefer cereal bars with almonds, nuts, or hazelnuts, and zap those chocolate, too sweet. “Be careful not to fall into the trap of so-called diet cereal bars, which are too rich in quick sugars.” Recommends Pascal Nourtier.
– A dairy product
After a session of sport, the muscles work during 24h. So we need good proteins to rebuild muscle mass. “It is recommended to eat dairy products because they contain fast and slow proteins, essential when you have just spent your time physically.”
– A “cake of the effort”
And why not simmer your own snack? We love the concept of “cake of the effort”. “Made with dried fruits, nuts, almonds … all homemade.” “Stress Cake” recipe inspiration right here.
Finally, to rehydrate: water, water and more water. “After a physical effort, the body has lost a lot of its water, so rehydration must be important.” To enjoy the benefits of the snack, rely on products full of good nutrients: boost assured!