Saturday, December 21, 2013

Clean Eating Snacks Ideas

What do you eat for your snacks? Do your snacks leave you feeling full? or wanting more? A tip I learned when I was first introduced to clean eating was to always pair a protein and a complex carbohydrate at eat meal.  This helps sustain your energy and blood sugar thus preventing a crash which often leads to binging!!  You also want to aim for 5-6 meals per day consisting of clean healthy food! You also do not want to forget to keep your portions in check. 

Here are a few ideas for healthy snacks...

apple slices and handful of almonds
Protein shake
sliced veggies (2 cups) and hummus (2 tablespoons)
medium banana and peanut butter
2 hard-boiled eggs with tomato and basil
string cheese and fruit
1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup fruit
Fresh fruit popsicles
Clean granola and peanut butter
salad loaded with veggies and sprinkled with feta cheese and/or nuts
1/2 cup cottage cheese with 1/2 cup berries
Yogurt Parfait
celery with peanut butter (if kids are home add a few raisins for Ants on a log)
apple slices and water packed can of tuna
egg whites with feta, sliced tomato, and spinach
whole grain crackers and nut butter

I also have a few more listed under Eat Clean Recipes so be sure to check that section out if you need more ideas.  

We all need to eat but if we choose to eat healthy foods then we are setting ourselves up for success.  Planning is key too. If you lead a busy life then having snacks and meals planned and prepared ahead of time will keep you control of what you are eating.  Each week I meal plan and I have to say it has saved me many times!! I follow my plan and stay on track!!

Stay Strong and remember how great you feel when you eat healthy!!

If you need help figuring out what to eat and when or pairing foods or meal planning please feel free to contact me and we can set up a time to discuss your current habits.

Now is the time to learn how to
Live a Fit, Happy, and Healthy life
and WE will do it 

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