Thursday, Thursday, tomorrow will be Friday! Yippeeeee! Something to be happy about 🙂 Today I wanted to share my top ten healthy snacks. Keep in mind I focus on clean eating, 5-6 small meals a day. So, my snacks may be a little larger than you’re used to because my meals are a little smaller 🙂
I’ll start with some of my smaller snacks that I go for when I’m busy at work or on the go.
1.) Fresh Fruit: My top easy grab and go snack, preferably in mid morning, is a piece of fruit. I aim for the lower in sugar varieties; berries, apples or oranges.
2.) Fresh Veggies: The next easiest thing to grab and go is of course veggies! I love to grab baby carrots and cucumbers when I’m in a hurry. Baby carrots are amazing in a tbsp of peanut butter and cucumbers can be easily pumped up with vinegar, no ranch required!
3.) Yogurt: Greek and plain! As much as I love the flavored varieties, they are delicious, they are full of sugar. Most women are advised to keep their sugar under 30g a day and a tub of chobani flavored yogurt has about 17g alone. On a side note, staying under 30g is extremely hard for me! I never thought it would be until I realized there was sugar in what felt like everything!!!!! Anyway, some of the things I like to add to it; pb2, shakeology, fruit, cocoa powder, stevia and vanilla extract. Normally, in random combinations. The other way I like to use yogurt is as sour cream, sprinkle with a mrs. dash mix and dip veggies in it 🙂
4.) Popcorn: I don’t mean the kind in the microwave pop bag. I take about 1/4 cup of kernels in a glass bowl, cover it with a plate and pop for about 3-4 minutes. I drizzle a little olive oil and sea salt over the popcorn to flavor, but I also don’t mind it plain.
Thats about it for me on small snacks, the rest are going to be big snacks which are mainly what I focus on!
5.) Shakeology: A protein, superfood shake. This has quickly become my favorite meal of the day and what is coined ‘the healthiest meal of the day.’ There are so many recipes and possibilities when it comes to Shakeology; that’s a whole other post. My favorite way to have it is with a tsp of peanut butter, 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk, 2 tsp stevia, and 1/2 banana all blended up. Among tasting amazing and chasing away my sweet tooth, shakeology aids in weight loss, regulates digestion and improves overall health. If you’re interested in your own visit www.pumpsandpushups.com, click the shop tab 🙂
6.)Sweet potato: Another favorite of mine. I pop one in the microwave, add a dollop of peanut butter or pb2, blueberries or strawberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon and bam, a filling mid morning or mid afternoon meal.
7.)Rice and Eggs: Many southerners are very familiar with rice and eggs. I like to whip up a quick snack with 1/4 cup brown rice and egg whites. I sprinkle it will a little sea salt and fat-free feta and I’m good to go!
8.) Eggs: Keeping in the egg theme; hardboiled, scrambled whites and white omelets are another quick and filling mid morning or mid afternoon snack. If I’m heading to work, hardboiled is easy to travel with. If I’m at home I like to scramble some whites with tomatoes and a little fat-free feta. delish and filling!
9.) Oats: Oatmeal is normally my breakfast go to, but sometimes I am starving come afternoon and just need something that is super filling to fill the void. I whip up another bowl of oatmeal in my favorite fashion, pb, almond milk, cinnamon and stevia. I omit the banana I add in the morning, if I ever get the hankering for oats x 2.
10.) Last but not least, baked healthy goods: I love to bake and am always trying out new ways to make yummy treats healthy. Some are wins, some are fails. I need to update some of my recipes on here, but you can find a few on my facebook.com/littlemissfitb page. I also go to www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com for a lot of yummy inspiration. I typically cut some of the sugar in her recipes and replace some of the oil with applesauce, but that’s just me!
I hope you enjoyed my rendition of my top ten healthy snacks. Hopefully, you gained some good ideas! I would love to hear more, share with me your favorite snacks.
Thanks for reading.