We all love to snack even if we have an overall healthy diet, snacking can always send you down a rough detour from your health goals. So if you know that snacking is one of your weaknesses then you should try to make the snacks you chose be just a little bit of a healthier option. We have some great ideas here for you! And don't forget, eat small meals or snacks every few hours with protein, fiber and healthy fats to help keep your blood sugar stable and ward off those "hangry" indiscretions.
Crunchy & Filling - Great for Lunch Boxes!
Start with high fiber fruits or vegetables, top with protein, healthy fats and a tough of sweet and salty.
Option 1: Sliced apple or pear with salted nut butter
Option 2: Carrot sticks with garlic or roasted pepper hummus
Option 3: Celery with cream cheese & cinnamon
Option 4: Broccoli florets with Greek yogurt spinach dip
Option 5: Sliced sweet pepper strips with black bean dip
Smoothie Bowls - Keep it Colorful!
Start with ½ cup Greek or organic yogurt, add fiber in your choice of sweet, smooth or crunchy.
Option 1: Strawberries & rolled oats
Option 2: Peas, shredded carrots & raw honey
Option 3: Berries & ground flax seed
Option 4: Chopped spinach & lemon juice
Option 5: Banana, sliced almonds & cinnamon
On the go? Blend with ice and take it with you!
Make ahead protein bars - Grab & Go all Week!
In a small sauce pan over low heat, mix together ½ cup your choice of milk, 1 cup of nut butter and 2 tablespoons of raw honey or maple syrup. Remove from heat and mix in 1 ¼ cups of protein powder, 2 cups of old fashioned oats. Then add in your favorites, press into wax paper lined 8”x8” pan. Refrigerate 2 hours and cut into 12 bars to share or freeze!
Option 1: Sliced almonds and dried cranberries
Option 2: Chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chips
Option 3: Chopped macadamia nuts and raisins
Option 4: Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and coconut
These are just a couple of our favorite ways to curb all those unhealthy snacking cravings. So next time you get that feeling try one of these out and see how it helps you stay fuller for longer!