We know how hard it is to ensure you and your family are enjoying a healthy lifestyle that includes whole grains. Every Tuesday we will release a #TrainWithGrainsTip that will help you include¬†whole grains¬†into your healthy lifestyle.
Our #TrainWithGrainsTip this week is:
Granola bars are a great on the go snack. Our Whole Grain Granola is perfect for those wanting to try their hand at making homemade granola- simply add honey, place into bar shape and let cool in the fridge to take this granola on the road.
Store bought granola bars are still a great option, but keep in mind a these tips to make sure your getting the healthiest option:
- Read ingredient list: Make sure to choose bars that include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. A lot of granola bars can have processed ingredients, so try to look for the ones with the most amount of whole foods included.
- Watch the sugar content by reading the nutritional analysis on the back of the box. Try to go for bars with limited refined sugars.
- Make sure your getting your fiber! Fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate found in plant foods. It is an important part of a healthy diet and plays many roles in the body. Fiber may help to regulate your digestive tract, lower blood cholesterol levels and helps to keep you full longer!¬†Canadian women need 25 grams of fibre per day and men need 38 grams of fibre per day.
- A variety of snacks is key to a healthy balanced lifestyle. While granola bars are a great on the go snack, don’t forget to incorporate other snacks into your meal plans: think dried fruits, fresh vegetables, nuts, yogurt, whole grain crackers etc.
Read more #TrainWithGrainsTips for other snacking ideas!