Hey Broncos! Need a refresher on hydration tips and healthy snacking? Get ready for anther guest post by our very own campus dietitian, MarLee Harris:
Hungry for more nourishing ideas? Hopefully practicing eating when hungry is going well. Here are a few tips for sustaining energy:
Tip 1: Healthy hydration. Drink water throughout the day. Often times, when we think we are hungry, we are actually just thirsty. Water requirements vary per person, but 64 fluid ounces or about 2 liters per day is a good rule of thumb. If plain water isn’t your favorite, infuse it with fruit such as lemons and herbs such as mint.
Tip 2: Fiber fill-up. Whole grains, think whole wheat bread, corn tortillas, brown rice, and quinoa, have fiber that helps us feel fuller longer. Try popping some popcorn for a whole grain snack.
Tip 3: Protein power. Pair protein with carbohydrate at each meal or snack. Along with meat, beans, nuts, seeds, eggs, dairy, and soybeans are good sources. Looking for inexpensive options? Try peanut butter, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, eggs, beans, and lentils. Toss a can of rinsed black beans in with salsa and eat with chips.
For more ideas, check out:
Infused Water 6 Ways http://www.sheuncovered.com/2015/05/fruit-infused-water-6-ways/
The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Whole Grains http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/cooking-tips-techniques/preparation/whole-grains?crlt.pid=camp.lw8QUlatsoGS
For more ideas check out the Boise State Health Services Dietitian Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/campusdietitian/
Have questions about nutrition? Contact Health Services at (208) 426-1459 to schedule an appointment with MarLee Harris, Campus Dietitian.