LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — How can we create healthier habits around afternoon snacking in the new year? It starts by throwing out all those sugary and carb-filled items you have around the house or in your work desk drawer.

Elizabeth Finch is a Certified Health Coach, Recipe Creator + Healthy Lifestyle Blogger. She says a small, healthy 4pm snack is a great way to keep your blood sugar levels stable, which helps you to keep going for the rest of the afternoon and evening. It also reduces sugar cravings going into dinner.

She's got 3 favorites that are simple to make yourself. First, enjoy 1 to 2 homemade protein bliss bars. Mix raw nuts, seeds, cacao powder and maple syrup in a food processor, then roll into balls and cover in coconut. Finch says they taste delicious and are free of refined sugar.

She also recommends a brown rice cake with almond butter and banana slices and a bowl of berries with raw almonds or cashews.

For more health tips, check out her blog as She's also on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest at @elizabethfinchwellness.

Elizabeth Finch Wellness is a space providing inspiration, information & tools to help you live a lifestyle of wellness that feels good in both body & mind.

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