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Who doesn’t love snacks? Everyone loves a little bit of snack food now and then, and everyone has their favorites. Cookies, chips, and crackers are classic snack food, and we can’t forget about things like fruit snacks that we all probably loved finding in our lunchboxes as kids. As society has become more health-conscious over the years, snacking has too. You can now find healthier alternatives that can satisfy your snack craving without making you feel guilty after you accidentally-on-purpose finished the whole bag.

Whether you like sweet snacks, savory snacks, healthy snacks, or will take anything to munch on in-between meals, Hy-Vee makes it convenient and affordable to get your favorites in bulk so you can keep your pantry stocked and never run out of them when that snack craving hits.

How to Snack Better

Let’s be honest – snacking too often may not be the healthiest of choices, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Whether this is because of a craving you just can’t ignore or an incredibly busy day that leaves you with little time to prepare and eat a proper meal, we get it. At Hy-Vee, we don’t just want to help fill your pantry with snacks, we also want to give you tips to improve your snacking habits so you can enjoy all of that tasty stuff in your pantry while still being health conscious.

One way to snack better is to eat snacks that are a good source of more than one macronutrient – protein, fat, carbs, et cetera. Don’t stress if you can’t find one single snack like this, just combine two like cheese (protein and fat) and crackers (carbs). Because they’re more balanced, snacks will feel like more of a meal and will keep you satisfied for longer.

Another way you can snack better is to be mindful and pay attention to portion size. If you can, don’t eat your snack while doing anything else like watching TV, working at your desk, or scrolling through the internet on your phone. This makes you distracted, causing you to eat more than you intended and turn your snack into a meal, calories-wise.