3 Tips for Healthy, Handy Snacks

Snacks are very important. They help us to maintain our blood sugar and keep our energy up throughout the day. But not all snacks are made equal. Bad snacks deplete the body of nutrients or cause a sugar spike. Others help you lose weight, fill your body with nutrients and energy throughout the day. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for snacks at Villa's Market in Nogales, AZ.

Buy Local

When you buy local produce, you often get fresher ingredients with more nutrients. If you are looking for the best prices on local food, try your local farmer's market, roadside stand, or co-ops. You might be amazed what is grown locally, from fresh carne asada, gourmet cheese, to tasty fruit. By buying local, you will help the local economy thrive, rather than a corporate farm that is more interested in selling than in giving back to the community and producing quality products. Some examples of local snacks could include honey sticks, fruit from a local orchard, or jerky made at a local dairy farm.

Buy High Quality Products

If you think high quality groceries are not affordable, you are mistaken. There are a lot of ways to buy high quality vegetables, milk products, and meat at low prices. You just have to know where to look. First, find out where the good quality stores are in your area. Inspect the fruits, vegetables, and meats. When you find the store that sells high quality products, find out when their sales are. Do they offer coupons or discounts on certain days of the week? Do they offer rewards? There are many incentives that stores have to bring customers in. Simply find out what the incentives are, and use them liberally.

Buy Fresh

Fresh is best. If you are not sure what to do with fresh food to make healthy snacks, try looking at recipes online or in a book. If you have cooked chicken, you can make a variety of small salads. If you want to try something different, try nogales for a wonderful tangy flavor cooked in eggs or just by themselves. For really fresh, try vegetables from a CSA.

Staying healthy at snack time is important. At Villa's Market in Nogales, AZ you can find local, fresh and high quality healthy snacks.