Some tips from Janna Boloten R.D.!
I was grocery shopping at the IGA
in Cote St-Luc last week when I found myself in the frozen foods section. I was standing there daydreaming at 9:30 at
night when I turned around and was confronted by the RYVITA shelf. I thought to myself, hmmmm these crackers are
known to be healthy why haven’t I ever tried them? I am not a big fan of the flavour of rye
which is probably why I have overlooked these gems for so long.
I am always on the look out for
healthy portable non-perishable snacks.
I don’t usually buy granola bars, which is a popular choice for most,
because they are mainly filled with sugar and other garbage. Most crackers are over processed too.
The muesli on the box appealed to
me (as did the color) so I picked up the box and scanned the ingredients and
the nutrition facts label. 2 slices of
Muesli Crunch gives about 2 teaspoons of sugar, 3 grams of fibre and 2 grams of
healthy fat. 2 slices are equivalent to
1 serving of grain product (1 slice of bread for example) according to Canada’s Food
While I was spending way too much
money at the supermarket I picked up some almond/hazelnut butter and macadamia
butter and some superfruit spread. I use
these delicious spreads over the Ryvita and it is killah! Couple this flatbread with a protein like nut
butter, cottage cheese, a cheese slice or even some tuna. It’s a good combination rather than eating
the flatbread alone because it makes you feel full.
Listen to you hunger cues. Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are