Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snacks: Healthy You 2010




Okay, it's 10:30 and your stomach is growling, what do you do? Do you ignore it and hope it will go away? Do you load up with your next meal? No, you have a small meal, other wise known as a "snack". There is no reason why one meal has to be a ton larger than another so let's keep it simple and make them all, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack around the same size. Here are a few ideas:

~Raw veggies with hummus. There are so many different types of hummus you could never get bored trying them all!

~Apple or celery with almond butter- delicious!

~A handful of raw nuts with an orange, pear, apple or some snap peas.

~Brown rice cakes with either almond butter or 1/4 avocado.

~Crunchy green veggies with a small protein shake made from a scoop of protein powder and 1-1/2 cups skim, almond, hemp or rice milk.

~1 piece of whole grain or gluten-free bread with peanut, almond or cashew butter(natural,organic, of course) and banana.


~Hummus, shredded carrots, and baby spinach on 1/2 of a whole-wheat tortilla.

~ Pure bars, my fave

~1 cup low-fat organic yogurt (coconut or dairy) with 1/2 cup berries

~1 banana with 1 Tbsp. nut butter of choice

~1/2 cup low-fat organic yogurt with 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal & 1/4 cup berries

~1/4 cup dried apricots with 14 walnuts

~1 low-fat string cheese with an apple

~1 cup green bell pepper slices and 10 baby carrots with 2 Tbsp. hummus

~1/2 cup low-fat natural frozen yogurt with 1/2 cup blueberries and 10 cashews

~Green smoothie with Brown Rice Protein Powder.

~Check out these Banana Hammocks from Chocolate Covered Katie!

~ Kale Chips

Snacks to avoid for obvious reasons:

Ice cream, chips, french fries, all deep fried foods, pretzels, preserved meats, sweet cookies, cakes, donuts, candies and anything that is found in a package loaded with chemicals, sugar and damaged fats. These type of foods only further interfere with your body's ability to utilize the healthy foods you are now eating.

I hope these snack ideas help you achieve your health goals!

~Stay tuned for the next installment of Healthy You 2010, lunch:)

What's your favorite Clean Eating snack?

Nicole

4 comments:

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

fave clean eating snack. well, it's currently but switches by the week/day :)
my choc brownie overnite uncooked (but not technically raw) protein oats. Tastes like brownie batter but totally healthy!

And of course raw fruits and veggies. I would love to slather then in nut butters but honestly i can't get too crazy, my digestion gets funky with too many nuts.

And coffee. It's not a snack but it sure tastes good.

Sorry none of this stuff is totally raw hon, and i know you still are. Which if it works for you, rock on honey!

Got your card today...well in the pile of mail i had to sort. Thank you! and you and the fam are, of course, gorg!
Happy 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xoxoxo

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Awww :)

shannonmarie said...

Such yummy snack ideas. They are right up my alley.

By the way, I nominated you for a Happy 101 award. Check it out: http://rawdorable.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-sour.html

TheFitnessFreak said...

Thank you Shannon Marie : )

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