I am a snacker…. and I always have been!
I usually have 2-3 snacks per day. Over the years I have figured out that there are some snacks out there that don’t fill me and that don’t give me the energy. I need foods that help me make it through my day of teaching classes, training clients, and chasing after my crazy 1 year old Ava.
In the past I would easily have grabbed a processed granola bar or ate crackers/pretzels until I was overly full (because I didn’t know better). Although that junk tasted yummy while I was eating it, I hated the way I felt after! It wasn’t until I studied nutrition that I learned what foods gave me energy but most importantly kept me satisfied.
Here’s a list of some of My FAVORITE Grab & Go snacks that I eat in between meals:
Apple with almond butter or natural peanut butter (1 tbsp)
Hardboiled eggs with avocado & tomato
2-3 tbsp spoons of hummus & veggies
Protein Shake (Most recently I added Shakeology & it’s been a big night time snack saver)
Celery stalk topped with 1 tbsp natural almond or peanut butter
Egg Frittata Squares
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with olive oil, salt & pepper
This list can go on…..
- Greek yogurt w/ chopped almonds, pistachios & honey
- 2 slice Deli turkey (I buy Applegate farms) and low fat cheese (1 slice)
- Banana Sliced w/ almond or peanut butter, sprinkled with coconut or crushed walnuts
- Lara Bar (Cashew Cookie, Apple Pie, or Peanut butter cookie)
As I read over this list not only does it make me hungry but it also makes me think about how good I feel after eating each of these snacks!! The best part is, you can prepare all of this ahead of time and throw them in tupperware containers to take with you wherever you go!
What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Do you have a lot of packaged snacks in your cabinets?