The days of three square meals may be a thing of the past. Busy daily schedules, limited time for cooking and the ever increasing popularity of smoothies, juices, protein bars, power bowls and the like are packing many nutrients into quick, on-the-go options. Bigger than snacks, these “mini meals” nourish us throughout the day and have the potential to work together to satisfy our nutrient needs.
As we explore the best ways to make use of a mini-meal strategy, you will learn:
- The difference between snacking and grazing.
- How snacking and the rise of “mini meals” are impacting our overall food intake and how this influences our day.
- The importance of balancing mini meals and ensuring they are providing the nutrition we need to create a healthful day.
- How to address the challenges to remaining conscious and mindful about our eating when we choose mini meals over traditional meals.
- How to “build” the ideal mini meal or snack.
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- Summer Snacking Guide
- Post-Workout Snacks
- Snack Healthy: Mini-Meal Chart
- Snack Healthy Pinterest Board
As a Registered Dietitian, Allison enables individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits by stressing conscious eating, improving relationships with food and offering a non-diet approach for reaching and maintaining ideal body weight.
She joins the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program to make healthier food choices.
Kitty has dedicated her career to helping businesses, public relations agencies, trade associations and the media navigate the ever-changing nutrition landscape. She is the president of NutriComm Inc., a consultancy specializing in food and nutrition communications. Kitty is also an adjunct faculty member of Southern Maine Community College’s Nutrition Department. Kitty has served on the board of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years, including two terms as president.