I eat breakfast at 6:30 a.m. And around 10 a.m. my body asks for a snack to keep my blood sugar steady while I walk for an hour at lunch, and then actually eat lunch at my desk around 1:30.
What works for me is a small container of cottage cheese, with a dollop of no-sugar-added apple butter. My husband taught me this trick … he says it's what his grandmother did.
The cottage cheese delivers 10 grams of protein: balancing blood sugar and staving off hunger. (It also delivers 5 grams of sugar but it's lactose, which has a minimal impact on blood sugar and doesn't trigger sugar cravings because it doesn't contain fructose.)
The apple butter adds only 4 grams of sugar … but a whole lot of gently, non-triggering sweetness that makes me happy 🙂
And, if you count calories, that's only 110-calories for both. (But I don't count calories. I prefer to listen to my body. She always knows best!)