Monday, March 16, 2015

Let's Start with Snacks

Instead of turning your daily dish of meals upside down in order to get healthy, start with snacks. One of the most important ways to make healthier nutrition a part of your lifestyle is to always be prepared for hiccups in your routine, outings with the workplace, and carpool lines that never end. If you can remember to plan for healthy snacks, you won’t come home to a house full of food on an empty stomach, which never ends well ….

My Picks for Protein

  • Tuna fish packets
  • Turkey Jerky
  • Fat-free cottage cheese with fruit (or mixed with fat-free sugar free pudding)
  • Quest Bars (HealthKick or
  • Oh Yeah Victory Bars (HealthKick or
  • Deli turkey (low sodium options available)
  • Crispy and Crunchy:
  • Rice cakes
  • Quest chips (HealthKick or
  • Roasted carrots
  • Broccoli Slaw
  • Veggies/Hummus

If you have to have chips, choose portion-controlled sizes of baked versions, Melba Toast or pretzels.

Sweet Treats

  • Fresh fruit (apple with 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter)
  • Fat-free, plain yogurt (sweetened with stevia and/or fruit)
  • Sugar-free frozen fruit bars (like the kind by Dreyer’s Outshine)
  • Pure pumpkin puree
  • Fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • Unsweetened almond milk (use my own stevia)
  • Whey protein powder (shake or mixed with yogurt)

My favorite way to curb a sweet tooth is to make protein pudding, using pumpkin, Greek yogurt and protein powder.

Most Versatile

  • Portion-size almonds or pistachios
  • Sugar-free gum
  • Sugar-free candies like Icebreakers

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