For most of us, this is the time of year that we turn to comfort food, Halloween candy, Thanksgiving pies, and holiday desserts- it is so easy to grab that ready to eat chocolate bar or stop for fast food instead of making supper when it is pitch black by the time you have made it home. Eating junk food and an all over the place diet can hurt you in few ways, not just by weight gain, and it is easily avoided with just a little bit of planning and forethought! Healthy snacks are the perfect way to keep on top of your diet and energy levels.
While I think that a lot of us love enjoying our favourite junk food, we can recognise that in the long run, indulging too much and too often can work against us in the long run. Yes, there is probably weight gain but it can also affect, your skin, your energy levels, and even your immune system (depending on what you aren’t eating to make room for it).
Life gets busier, it can be easier to just sit on the couch when it is already dark by the time that you get home, and there are colds and flus flying around like they own the planet! Have some basic and easy snacks on hand, like oatmeal, soup, and frozen veggies, for when you aren’t in the mood for a huge meal but you need something. At most you will need to boil something on the stove for 5 minutes, and you will be giving yourself some of the nutrients that you need.
These are also the foods that you tend to want when you find yourself home sick. Keeping a few of these things stocked in your cupboard can save you a trip to the store when you are feeling absolutely wiped and out of commission!