10 Ways to Snack Smarter (Page 4)

3. Combine Protein and Carbohydrates

Try pairing protein-rich foods with a carbohydrate (think some almonds with an orange) or snacking on roasted chickpeas, which are a good natural mix of carbs and protein. They’re also high in fiber, which research suggests may help prevent weight gain and even may help you lose weight. Carbohydrates provide both your body and brain with energy, plus protein-rich foods help fill you up because they break down more slowly in the body.

Pictured Recipe: Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”

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