Quick and Healthy Snack Ideas
Everyone is talking about eating healthy and getting in 5 to 6 small meals a day. Are you having trouble figuring out what to eat. Do you wish it could just be a little simpler. Well I have put together a short list of some health "GRAB AND GO" snacks to get you through the day.
I eat three main meals and two snacks during the day. For me the afternoon snack is the most important. By two or three o'clock I have already been up for a long time, put in more than a days worth of work and I feel my energy starting to dwindle. This is such an important part of weight loss and for a lot of people one of the missing links. They skip this most important snack and wind up starving at dinner time and wonder why they can't stay on their healthy program.
DON'T EVER LET YOURSELF GET TOO HUNGRY. This will set you up for a big problem, OVEREATING. Take the time to prepare your meals and snacks so you are prepared. Now of course we are all busy and running from one thing to the next, so another tip is to keep healthy snacks in your car or purse so you don't find yourself in the Drive Thru line ordering a Biggie or Grande!!!
Here are some easy and healthy combinations:
1 Apple & 1 - 2 oz Almonds or walnuts
2 Hard boiled eggs & an orange
2 string cheese & an Apple
1/2 cup oatmeal with berries & protein shake
Cottage cheese & Fruit of choice
Hummus & carrots/raw asparagus/celery
Natural Protein Bar
Spinach with olive oil & lemon juice topped with leftover chicken
Fruit cup from Grocery store
1 porton of chips with Salsa
Natural Peanut/Almond Butter & 1 Apple
Frozen Natural Fruit Bar & 1 oz Nuts
Vita Muffin & Protein Shake
1/2 to 1 Cup Organic Greek Yogurt with berries, sprinkle of oatmeal, sprinkle of ground flax seeds sprinkle of stevia