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Snacking During Self-Isolation

March 18, 2020
By Sports Academy Team

Almost all of us are either working from home (WFH) or just at home, period. That likely means less access to movement, and more access to food. Not a great combo in the best of times, and certainly not in the most-stressful of times.

Don’t fret, though. We have some tips and advice from Jessica Isaacs, the long-time Registered Dietitian at Sports Academy, on how you can still eat healthfully during self-isolation.

The first lesson: Snacking.

You’re at home, close to a fridge, close to food. And maybe you’re bored or stressed or both. So, there’s definite potential there for mindless snacking or stress-eating.

Bound to happen. And that’s OK.

Let’s just improve your snack choices by following these general recommendations

No. 1: Choose a carb (whole grain when possible)

  • Whole grain crackers
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Rice cakes
  • Whole grain toast
  • Pita
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Whole grain cereal

No. 2 Choose a protein/healthy fat

  • Hummus
  • Nuts
  • Cheese
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Olives
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Nut Butter
  • Cottage cheese

No. 3 Add fruits & veggies (fresh, frozen, or canned)

  • Cucumber
  • Pepper slices
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Baby carrots

Balancing snacks will help you to feel more satisfied and also go a long way in helping you stay on track nutritionally.

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