Build a balanced plate
Planters knows that snacks can be healthy and delicious, as long as you choose the right foods to include in your diet. From healthy fats to fresh fruits, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to building a balanced plate. Whether you’re eating a meal or snacking on Planters products throughout the day, it’s important balance each dish with the right mix of foods for good health and nutrition.
A balanced plate will help you get all the nutrients your body needs from different food groups: fruit, vegetables, protein and dairy. Balancing these kinds of foods in every meal not only helps keep your body healthy but also makes for more interesting meals and snacks!
Read your labels
So when you’re looking for a snack, it’s important to read the label so that you know what you’re getting. Keep an eye out for things like sugar content, salt content, fat content, additives (things in the ingredients list that are unpronounceable), calories per serving, and carbohydrate count. If a snack has more than 3 of these things in high numbers, then it isn’t the best choice!
Here are some examples of snacks with good labels:
- Planters Cashews Halves and Pieces
- Planters Salted Peanuts
- Planters Sweet and Spicy BBQ Flavored Peanuts
Eat more plants
It’s easy to eat more plants. All you have to do is make a few small changes in your diet, and with some planning and effort, you can easily incorporate more plant-based foods into your daily meal plan.
- Add herbs or spices to your meals.
Spices pack some serious nutritional punch. They’re also extremely versatile, so there are many different ways that you can use them in cooking. Using fresh herbs is one of the easiest ways to add flavor to food without adding salt or fat, which makes it a great way for people who want to eat healthier.
For example, cilantro has a strong flavor but low calorie content (about 2 calories per tablespoon). It can be used as an herb in soups, stews, salads and other dishes for additional flavor and nutrition. Other herbs like basil and oregano contain antioxidants that have shown health benefits when consumed regularly; they also have anti-inflammatory properties that could help reduce risk factors associated with chronic diseases like cancer or arthritis
- Eat whole grains instead of refined grains
Whole grains are packed with fiber, protein and essential nutrients like B vitamins that help boost energy levels throughout your day (and prevent “hangry” moments).
Refined grains typically contain fewer nutrients than their whole grain counterparts because they’ve been processed more aggressively during manufacturing; this means fewer vitamins remain after processing which may lead some people feeling less full than if they had eaten the same number of calories from whole food sources instead.
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
One way to eat healthy is to make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Most of us need to double the amount we currently eat. Fruits and vegetables are part of a well-balanced and healthy eating plan. They are low in calories and nutrient dense, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Focus on fruits and vegetables of all kinds — fresh, frozen, or canned.
Fruits are sources of essential nutrients including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid). Eating fruit as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Vegetables contain many vitamins like A and C; minerals including iron; antioxidants such as beta-carotene; fiber; folic acid; phytochemicals — which protect plants against diseases but may also reduce risk of disease in humans that eat them — like lycopene (tomatoes), flavonoids (citrus fruits) or allyl sulfides (onions).
Make at least half your grains whole grains
Another healthy habit to keep in mind is consuming more whole grains. Nearly all of us can benefit from eating more fiber, a nutrient that’s found largely in whole-grain foods and helps the body lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of diabetes, among other benefits.
Whole grains also have a wealth of nutritional perks, including essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium and zinc—all of which are found in our delicious Planters products! If you’re looking to include more whole grains into your diet, we recommend staples like oatmeal (hot or cold), brown rice (at breakfast or lunch or dinner), buckwheat (a great way to spruce up your salads or sides), whole-grain cereal (we love this for breakfast) and popcorn (an easy snack that’ll satisfy any craving).
Vary your protein routine (think plant)
You might be wondering why we’re talking so much about protein and how it can help you stay healthy. Protein is an important part of a balanced diet and is involved in many processes your body needs to carry out daily to keep you going strong. The recommended amount depends on your age, sex, weight, height, and activity level—but unless you’ve been advised otherwise by a medical professional, you probably won’t have trouble hitting the recommended amount through food alone.
The most common sources of protein for humans are meat and dairy products. (But if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, don’t worry! We’ll get to that in just a bit.) Proteins are made up of amino acids—your body uses them as the building blocks for things like enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and more. They also play another important role: proteins keep your appetite at bay by keeping you feeling full longer than other nutrients do.
This means that adding snacks with protein throughout the day can help stave off hunger between meals! Plus, when cooking from scratch is difficult or not an option—like when you’re in the office or traveling—protein-packed snacks will help sustain your energy without resorting to empty calories like sugary drinks or sugary desserts (though we love those too!).
If eating animal products isn’t something you choose to do because of personal preference or health reasons (or even during Lent!), there are still options available! Plant-based proteins come from beans (such as black beans), nuts and seeds (like peanuts), soybeans (at Planters they take the form of delicious edamame), whole grains (such as quinoa), and vegetables like broccoli. Some plant-based proteins contain all essential amino acids but others don’t; this means that if you follow a plant-based diet exclusively but want maximum benefit from your food intake in terms of how it affects your health and well-being overall, make sure that over time you get enough complete proteins from
Know when to say when you’re full.
Knowing when it’s ok to stop eating is a big part of healthy snacking. Sometimes we can’t help but overindulge, but we can take steps to make sure this doesn’t become the norm. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- It’s important to know the signs that your body gives you when you’re full. Some people notice a tighter feeling in their stomach or around their chest after they’ve eaten enough; others may experience a slowing down of their rate of chewing as they transition from being hungry to feeling satisfied; still others might simply be unable to continue eating because the food tastes unappetizing and unpleasurable. The key is learning what these signs are for you, so that you don’t overeat repeatedly.
- Once you realize that you’ve overeaten, there are things you can do to mitigate the situation and get back on track with your health goals. If possible, distract yourself with an activity like walking or reading instead of continuing the meal or snack; if this isn’t possible, try drinking water between bites of food so that it forces longer pauses between each bite and makes it easier for you to assess how full you are based on how long ago your last bite was and how much time has passed since then. If all else fails, remember that tomorrow is another day—don’t beat yourself up over one slip up!
- When trying not to eat when full or hungry, remember that there are other factors besides hunger at play here: taste preferences come into play as well as whether something just looks good on TV (even though those commercials may have been designed by advertisers who know what our weaknesses for certain foods!).
Planters snacks are healthy and filling.
Planters snacks are good for the whole family, and they’re a healthy choice for kids. Many parents wonder what kinds of snacks can be safe for their children and good to eat every day. Snacks should be filling and healthy, both. Planters is great for kids because it has all of that in one package. Planters has been around for a long time, and people trust them to make good food choices.
Planters doesn’t have any preservatives or artificial ingredients, which means they are healthier than some other snack brands. They have many different flavors that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy! You’ll find something everyone loves with Planters nuts, seeds, fruit mixes or trail mix varieties – there’s always something new to try!Hello!
Today we’re going to talk about healthy snacking with Planters.
Do you know that the average American eats more than two hundred pounds of snack food a year? That’s a lot of crispy, crunchy, salty goodness!
But before you curl into the fetal position, there’s good news: You can snack your way to better health. With a little planning and some knowledge about what goes into your snacks, you can munch guilt-free.
Here are our top tips for healthy snacking with Planters.
Even if you’re working on eating healthier, sometimes you need to have a snack.
But it can be tough to know which snacks are actually healthy—especially if you’re shopping at the grocery store and trying to make the right call.
So we decided to make it easy for you: we teamed up with Planters to give you some tips on how to snack healthy when you’re craving something salty or sweet.
First things first: go for something that’s pre-portioned. This will help you avoid overeating and going overboard on your calories, because it’s already in a serving size that’s just right for snacking.
Second, go for foods that are low in calories but still satisfy your cravings. For example, when it comes to salty snacks, try going for something like Planters Salted Peanuts. They’ve got under 170 calories per serving, but they still have that satisfying crunch and salty taste that you want from a snack! Or how about some Planters Cashews? They have less than 170 calories per serving too—and they’re packed with protein!
If you’re more in the mood for a sweet snack, try going for something like Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts (a personal favorite of ours!). They have
You’ve probably heard that snacking isn’t the best way to do things. But sometimes, you just NEED that snack! You’re in a meeting, and no matter how much water you drink, or how much gum you chew, you just need that little something extra to get through ’til lunchtime.
That’s where Planters comes in. We know how important it is to snack healthy, and we want to help!
Here are some tips for making sure your snacks power your day without weighing you down:
Go for nuts over chips—and definitely over candy! Nuts are full of fiber and protein. They’ll keep your belly full for longer than chips or candy bars, so you can focus on work instead of your growling stomach.
Make sure there’s something in your snack that’s green. Whether it’s celery sticks with peanut butter or apple slices with almond butter, make sure greens have a place in your afternoon snack routine.
Divide up your snacks into small containers and put them at the top of your desk drawers. That way, when those cravings hit, you can reach into a drawer instead of a bag and won’t end up overeating. And remember: portion control is important too!
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If you’re like us, you snack. A lot. In fact, you could say that snacking is a huge part of your life—and we’re right there with you. We love snacks so much that we’ve been thinking about them constantly since 1906!
So why not make every snack count? Why not make every mouthful a little bit more nutritious, a little bit healthier? And why not do it without sacrificing taste or texture? With the help of our nutritionists, we’ve been working on creating snacks that are full of heart-healthy nuts and antioxidants while still delivering the same satisfying crunch and flavor that our customers have come to expect.
We’ve spent countless hours in our labs (which, honestly, look a lot like kitchens) testing out combinations of flavors and textures to find just the right balance of health and deliciousness. And we think you’re gonna love what we’ve come up with! Let’s take a look:
1. The Quadruple-Threat Snack Bar: This chewy bar combines four superfoods—blueberries, almonds, cranberries, and dark chocolate—in one deliciously wholesome treat. It’s sweet but not too sweet, packed with fiber, antioxidants, and
On the go? Got the munchies? We’ve got you covered.
Between work and school, it can be hard to find time to make yourself a proper meal, and sometimes you need something to give your body energy to keep going—and that’s where healthy snacking comes in. With just a little preparation, you can create easy-to-make snacks that are great for your body and will help you stay productive; plus, they’re delicious.
For instance, did you know that Planters peanuts contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants out of all nuts? They’re also full of good fats, which will help keep you energized for hours. But eating a handful of nuts can get boring fast—try one of these three super-fast snack ideas instead!
1. Trail mix! Grab some nuts, sunflower seeds, raisins (or another dried fruit), and chocolate (yes!), then mix it all up and put it in a baggie or Tupperware container so that you have a quick option when hunger strikes.
2. A peanut butter and banana sandwich! This is an old favorite made even better by using peanut butter—the banana helps reduce the stickiness, and it adds more protein to your sandwich for
When you’re trying to eat healthier, it’s just as important to think about how you snack as it is to think about what you eat during your meals.
But you don’t have to ditch the snacks entirely—just make sure they’re healthy ones!
We recommend starting with a few of our favorites:
– Carrots and hummus
– Popcorn (no butter!)
While these are some of our favorites, there are lots of other options out there. Just make sure your snacks aren’t full of sugar or sodium. Try to stick with low-fat options (when possible) and avoid really salty snacks that will leave you feeling bloated.