The days of super-sized meals have come and gone and colossal entrees are rapidly being replaced by pint-sized culinary creations. From fine dining to McDonalds, snacks are the hottest items on every menu.
Menu items including the word “snack” have grown 170% since 2007. McDonalds has expanded its line of snack wraps, Starbucks now offers button-sized petite cookies, and Dairy Queen is mixing up mini blizzards.
Some trend-watchers say the sudden popularity of snacks is just a passing fad, driven by an American obsession with all things miniature. However, it is more likely that this change reflects that Americans are becoming more health conscious and realizing that portion size is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
At the Mediterranean Snack Food Company, we’re passionate about snacks and we know that smart snacking is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Here are five reasons why everyone should snack:
- Snacking keeps your mind, body, and metabolism running steadily throughout the day.
- Snacking prevents you from becoming intensely hungry and overeating at mealtimes.
- Your body burns more calories when it is constantly digesting food.
- Snacks are quick and easy to prepare, for even the busiest schedule.
- Snacks are fun! Because they’re small, it’s easy to sample and share with others.
Maintain healthy snacking habits by setting specific “snack times” throughout the day and choosing controlled portions of nutritionally-balanced, low-fat snacks. All of our Mediterranean Snacks products are delicious, healthy snack choices and they’re available in perfectly-portioned 1 oz. bags.
Our Baked Lentil Chips are high in fiber and protein and have 70% less fat than ordinary potato chips. Single-portion 1 oz. bags will arrive this summer with 22 chips and just 110 calories. Pair any of the three tasty flavors with hummus for an ideal healthy snack!
Join the snack trend by serving a selection of snack items at your summer parties instead of a full meal. It’s fun and easy and your guests will love the opportunity to mingle and sample a wide variety of foods.