When you’re hungry and looking for a quick snack sometimes choosing what seems to be a healthier choice can add up in calories if you are not paying attention to portion sizes.
For example the photo below is of trail mix containing cranberries, bits of dark chocolate, almonds, walnuts and raisins. How bad can that be, right? A single serving is 1/3 cup which amounts to a heaping handful and 190 calories. Not bad, if you can stay with the single serving…most don’t. A few handfuls of this “healthy snack” can add up to 600 calories to your daily consumption.
Planning ahead and bagging single serving sizes of this snack can help. Not only does it create a visual of how many servings found in one container it also may help you satisfy your craving while avoiding over indulgence.