June 7, 2017

Healthy Snacks

I’m definitely a snacker! The thought of eating only 3 square meals per day slightly horrifies me. LOL!

I tend to eat about 5 meals daily and this keeps me completely satisfied.

To prevent snacking from turning into mindless eating, I try to stick to these few guidelines:

    • Keep the fridge and pantry stocked with healthy ingredients. This ensures I can quickly throw together a healthy snack and not reach for a bag of chips (Side note: If I reach for that bag of chips I will definitely eat the entire thing. It’s happened. Many times. I’m the chip monster!)
    • Watch portion sizes. As I’ve mentioned before, I track the amount of protein, carbs and fats I eat in a day. This guarantees that I’m eating a balanced diet and helps me manage my portion sizes at each meal.
    • Each snack made up of Carbohydrates, Fats & Protein. When my snacks tick off all 3 of these macro-nutrients it keeps me feeling fuller longer. However, it’s not essential. It can be difficult to ensure your sweet snacks, in particular, have protein. As long as each snack hits two of these macros I can make up the third in another meal.


For all of those snackers out there I’m sharing 12 of my favorite healthy snacks that will satisfy both your sweet tooth and savory cravings.

Disclaimer: My daily snacks don’t ever look as picture-perfect as those in the photo above. Haha!

Savory Snacks
      1. Rice cakes topped with marinara sauce, thinly sliced chicken breast and a slice of avocado (pictured above)
      2. Two hard boiled eggs and raw veggies with hummus
      3. Air popped popcorn with butter and sea salt
      4. Slice of toast topped with smashed avocado and a poached egg
      5. Diced watermelon with crumbled feta cheese and balsamic vinegar
      6. Cottage cheese mixed with diced cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber and sliced green olives
Sweet Snacks

Happy snacking! 😉

Taryn

Comments

  1. Those look so yummy! I am a huge snacker as well, I will have to check these out!
    Bridgette
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