Monday, April 4, 2016

Munchie Monday~ Healthy Snacks!!!

Who doesn't need ideas for healthy snacks?  Through out the day I have at least 3 snacks in between my breakfast (my Shakeology), lunch (biggest meal) , and dinner (usually carb-less).

Why do I do this?  I snack because I eat every 2 hours or so, so that I could continuously keep my metabolism working, and burn fat.  I try not to eat carbs or fruits within 3 hours of bed time on a typical day.

A good way to pair snacks is to think: protein with a fruit or veggie, a healthy fat with a fruit or veggie, or a complex carb and a healthy fat, etc.

SO~ what does that look like?

There are SO many options.

Some could be as simple as:

Fruits with Healthy Fats

  • Apple with 2 tsp-1 Tbsp natural peanut butter/ almond butter 
  • Apple with 10-12 nuts of choice
  • 2 clementines with 10-12 nuts of choice
  • 1 cup berries with 10-12 nuts of choice
  • Pear with 2 tsp-1 Tbsp natural peanut butter/almond butter
  • 1 banana with  2 tsp-1 Tbsp natural peanut butter/almond butter
  • Strawberries with 1 tsp honey and 8 nuts of choice

Veggies with Healthy Fats
  • 1-2 stalks Celery w/ 2 tsp-1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter/almond butter
  • 1 cup baby carrots w/ 2 tsp-1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter/almond butter
  • 1 cup baby carrots w/ 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced, with 1/4 cup mozzarella balls, drizzle of balsamic, and fresh basil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes with 1/4 cup avocado, drizzle of balsamic, and red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup mix cucumbers and cherry tomatoes with 1 tsp olive oil and vinegar of choice
  • 1 cup bell peppers w/ 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1 cup cucumbers w/ 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1 apple drizzled with 2 Tbsp chocolate PB2
Veggies and Protein
  • 2 hard boiled eggs and 1 cup cucumbers
  • 2 hard boiled eggs and 1 cup bell peppers
  • 2 hard boiled eggs with 1 cup ANY veggie! :)
  • 4 slices nitrate free deli turkey or chicken rolled with red pepper slices and dijon


Fruit with Protein
  • 1 cup berries with 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 apple with 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt + 1 tsp all natural peanut butter 
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt w/ drizzle honey, and raw oats (or organic-low sugar granola), cinnamon, and 1 cup fruit
  • 1 cup of blueberries tossed in plain Greek yogurt (pre-mixed w/ 2 drop of liquid stevia-optional), and FROZEN for 2 hours
  • 3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese w/ pepper and 1 cup fruit (melon or oranges are best this way!)
  • 3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese w/ 1 cup fruit
  • 3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese with cinnamon and fruit

Other
  • 2 rice cakes w/ 2 tsp all natural peanut butter and 1/2 sliced banana
  • Just an apple with cinnamon
  • 3 cups air popped popcorn
  • 3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese with 1/2 tsp honey, 1 tsp natural peanut butter, and cinnamon
  • 1/2 scoop Shakeology mixed with almond milk or water + 1/2 tsp natural peanut butter
  • 9 kamalata olives
  • 2 hard boiled eggs with 1/2 cup chick peas balsamic, sea salt, and pepper
  • 2 hard boiled eggs w/ 2/4 cup avocado
  • 2 hard boiled eggs w/ 1 tsp dijon mustard, sea salt, and paprika
  • 4 slices nitrate free deli turkey or chicken rolled with cucumber slices and organic light cream cheese
  • Cucumber slices with organic light cream cheese


    Sweet Tooth Snacks!!!
    • 5 strawberries dipped in 1 oz melted dark chocolate 
    • 8 strawberries hallowed out, and filled with either 2% cottage cheese, 2% ricotta cheese, or organic light cream cheese, drizzled with lemon juice, and sprinkled with cinnamon
    • 1-2 oz dark chocolate (I prefer soy free)
    • 3/4 plain greek yogurt, 1 tsp peanut butter, + 1 tsp mini chocolate chips
    • 1 apple, sliced, and baked 1 tsp water, sprinkled with cinnamon, drizzled with 1 tsp honey, and sprinkled with cinnamon
    • 1 cup frozen grapes
    • 1 cup of blueberries tossed in plain Greek yogurt (pre-mixed w/ 2 drop of liquid stevia-optional), and FROZEN for 2 hours
    • 1/2 frozen banana + 1 cup frozen strawberries blended in food processor or heavy duty blender with 1-2 Tbsp almond milk, 1 tsp honey, and 1-3 drop stevia to taste
    • 1 apple, sliced, and drizzled w with 1 oz melted dark chocolate, 1 tsp melted natural peanut butter, and 1 tsp nuts of choice




      Here are some of my FAVORITES!! <3 <3 <3 

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      Apples with Cookie Dough Yogurt
      Serves: 1
      Container Count: 1 red, 1 purple, 2 tsp

      Ingredients: 
      • 1 apple of choice, sliced
      • 1/2 cup-3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
      • 2 tsp natural peanut butter (or 1 Tbsp powdered)
      • 2 drop liquid stevia (or 1/2 tsp)
      • cinnamon 
      • lemon juice (if prepping ahead of time)
      Directions: 
      1. Mix yogurt with peanut butter and stevia
      2. Put in the bottom of a round container (or a small one- depending on your desired look)
      3. Add in apples
      4. Drizzle with lemon juice if preparing ahead of time
      5. Sprinkle with cinnamon
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