One of my favorite mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks is apples with either peanut butter or almond butter. For a nutrient-packed energy booster that also keeps you from snacking on junk food, you just can’t beat it! Peanut butter always satisfies, but to change things up a bit I LOVE almond butter. And recently I found one that I just can’t live without… Justin’s Maple Almond Nut Butter!
Apple with 1 Tbsp Almond Butter: One apple with 1 Tbsp maple almond butter ups the fullness factor of the fruit. And at just about 180 calories, it’s a great snack portion. Almonds are a good source of protein and the unsaturated fat in the nuts slow down digestion of the apple. I especially like the squeezable packets of peanut and nut butters for when I’m on the go.