About Snack Girl

Cain family
Photo Credit: Beth Wallace

Please feel free to contact Snack Girl at lisa@snack-girl.com. We love hearing from you!

We started Snack Girl to help people to learn more about the foods they eat every day. Besides, snacks are fun!

Lisa Cain, Ph.D., is a mother of 2 and loves food! An evolutionary biologist by training, she has become obsessed with how food contributes to our overall health.

For example, she is fascinated with the fact that Americans in the 1950's weighed on average MUCH less than they do now. Obviously the root cause of the epidemic is what we eat, and she wants to help people make better decisions about what they eat.

She is a big proponent of food that doesn't have any packaging and wants to help Americans eat more fruits and vegetables.

Matt Cain is an Australian, home chef, father of 2, and software engineer. His family raised him with very little packaged food. They have a lovely vegetable garden, and eat tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. Matt's favorite snack is potato chips. He believes that with a little preparation, great food can be yours.

Snack Girl is #44 on Greatist's 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness 2011

The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness 2011


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Dear Snack Girl
I love love love this website. I am a Direstor of a Fitness Cluc in Bronxville, NY and have shared this wwebsite with all the members. It gives great information and tips. Just wanted to say Thank You.


on January 17, 2010

Creme de la peanut paninis are a favorite in my household. I had forgotten about the oldie-but-goodie: Ants on a Log. Thanks for the reminder.

on January 19, 2010

Thank you so much for the work you put into this site! I am a distributor for Juice Plus+ (rcochranjuiceplus.com), and I am always looking for more information on nutrition. Keep up the good work! :)

on April 6, 2010

I am so impressed with your website. I am working toward becoming healthier and need practical advice. I find all the "healthy" foods so confusing in the store because as you said they try and make it a selling point, but they aren't always what they are advertized to be.

on May 13, 2010

I just stumbled upon your website as I was researching "healthy snack" blogs for work (Kay's Naturals makes high-protein snack foods -- www.kaysnaturals.com). LOVE THIS BLOG! Thanks for this.

on June 8, 2010

Hi Lisa. I just want you to know I gave you a well deserved award for being one of my top four favorite blogs! I really love reading what you have to say... Check out my blog for the compliments!

on June 13, 2010

I just wanted to let you know that I stumbled across this website today (the hamburger experiment was linked to another site I visit regularly) and I find it amazing and informative. Thank you and keep up the good work!

on June 24, 2010

Glad to share you views. I teach community based classes on basic eating and cooking techniques. Consumerism is a immersed into the classes as much as possible. I am a consumer nutrition , aka common sense back to basics, educator. I am enjoying your site. I too am a stumbler, slym22.

on July 22, 2010

I agree, eating healthier is a lot easier than people think. It's simply making the right food choices. Proper meal planning and eating at home, you can control the ingredients, ensuring a healthy dish for your family.

on August 10, 2010

Yahoo and Amen! What an awesome site! Are we in a wellness revolution or what? I teach individuals, families and small groups on how to have diet and lifestyle be their number one health strategy! And we offer an easy way for people to get the nutrition of fruits and vegetables every day. Everything that you are promoting! You go girl!

on September 29, 2010

Love your site! Your posts are informative and digestible. I love your applicable information and your explanation of how easy it is to make better eating decisions. Thank you!

on October 9, 2010

Hi, I found your site from a link from Jenn at Slim Shoppin'. OMG, I love it!!! I've already bookmarked it and will be visiting regularly! Thanks for all the great info!

on November 22, 2010

An inspiration! Well written and full of valuable information. Keep it up!

on February 14, 2011

I'm an AVID snacker and smart snacking has been the KEY to making sure I'm hitting my health goals (without feeling hungry). I love Snack Girl because Lisa incorporates reviews of packaged products with easy recipes AND includes nutritional information for all her snacks. She's inclusive too, so if you're gluten-free, on weight-watchers or diabetic you can find recipes there. She's great on pre-planning, getting the most bang for your buck & recipes that are so easy ANYONE can make them. She's humble, funny & smart. Great content & I'm a big fan. Sign up for the newsletter! Only one I actually look forward to!

on March 21, 2011

Hi Lisa

Thanks for the follow on twitter, and I love this site. Very useful information! I will keep up with your posts :)

*Check out my Lululemon giveaway :)

on April 4, 2011

@Haywood Jablomi Lisa provides incredible & incredibly informed tips daily on her blog, enhanced by her scientific background. She also writes about her weight loss journey on a regular basis and encourages thousands of people to make healthier choices. As anyone will tell you, you don't need to be thin (or pose in a bikini) to be healthy, but you do need to make informed choices about what you put in your body. I don't need a full body shot to tell you that Lisa's advice is sound & scientifically (and humanly) informed. I love the fact that she's a working mom, with a family & a passion for helping others. :)

on April 12, 2011

I found your site through another food blog on Med food. Great idea to have a forum on snacks!

on May 1, 2011

I'm really enjoying your blog. I started blogging this year and will be doing a series in June on eating Whole Foods. I plan to publish our families weekly menu and I have a feeling I may be linking your site for recipes, especially with my kids. One thing I'm looking for is a delicious morning energy boosting drink. I plan to experiment but was wondering if you have one you love. I want some green in mine but want my kids to like the taste. Thanks for all your work!

on May 25, 2011

I love your sunny cute face! You are adorable in your picture, and I thank you so, so, much for your awesome blog! I get so much great inspiration here to keep eating healthy...by the way I am on weight watchers, and I have lost 15 pounds--about a pound a week so far! Love it!

on May 26, 2011

Hi Lisa -
Love your blog, it's great to have a place online to go for healthy snacks when you're out of ideas! Take care, Kate.

on August 28, 2014

I've just bought your bought today here in Christchurch, New Zealand, and I'm so excited to read it!

on September 9, 2014

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