Monday

Time to Snack

After reading Rachel's great post about how to stay healthy and fit all year long (see below) I thought I'd give you guys some healthy snack ideas. Our bodies function at their best when we are eating every 2-3 hours, so even if you don't have time for a full meal there's always time for a quick snack.

~Half of an avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice salt and pepper.
~Steamed broccoli, with a drizzle of olive oil and salt.
~Two rice cakes with 1tsp. of almond butter, or peanut butter in between them.
~1 medium apple cored and drizzled with 2 tsp. of peanut butter.
~Celery with peanut butter.
~1 handful of almonds, or cashews.
~Hummus with vegetables
~String Cheese
~Whole Wheat crackers
~2 Hard boiled eggs
~Slices of Turkey Meat
~Greek Yogurt
~Fresh berries
~Sliced Cucumbers
~Protein Shake


* Your snacks should not fill you up completely. They should just hold you over until you have a healthy meal.
* Drink lots and lots of water. I am a huge green tea drinker and have found that tea can help curb my cravings for sweets.
* If you have been craving sugar then up your protein. Protein will help you feel full longer and it will help to stabilize your blood sugar.
* Your meals should be around 400 calories, and your snacks should not go over 200 calories.
* I try to make one of my meals a salad...so if I eat a salad for lunch then I try to have a protein and a vegetable for dinner.

Happy Holidays! :)
~Ash

1 comment:

  1. I am sharing this info with all of my girlfriends, seriously good stuff! So informative and you make it so easy with how you break it all down. I know so many girls who would love to use this! Great post!

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