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Pre Planning Healthy Snacks

If you are a mom or work full time, I bet you struggle with finding and prepping healthy snacks. My intention for this blog post is to help you avoid vending machines and drive thrus! There is a way to stay on track and eat healthy while on the go. It just takes a little planning.

I have outlined some healthy snacks and have created a video for you so that you can see exactly how I prep my weeks. I spend a few hours each week making a healthy style chicken for wraps and salads (versatile), cutting up fruits and veggies and portioning it into baggies and you could even portion out nuts and hummus to make a complete snack.

The key to sustaining your energy and blood sugar all day long is to pair healthy complex carbs (fruits and veggies) with a protein (nuts, hummus, avocados, cottage cheese) at each meal. This prevents the crash in blood sugar - and prevents the end of the day binging that happens when you don't eat enough all day!

Before I grocery shop for the week, I figure out what healthy snacks I want and what my kids will eat. When I get home, I'll spend about 30 minutes preparing my snacks and getting organized for the week.

I love the Fixate Cookbook and find a lot of my snacks in there. Planning does not have to feel like a burden. It's actually pretty fun experimenting with new ideas. I buy cookbooks all the time and feel like it's a way to spice up being healthy!

Here are a list of my favorite on-the-go snacks!

  1. 20 grapes and 1 string cheese.

  2. 1 cup sliced strawberries and a handful of raw unsalted cashews (I am allergic to nuts and sub pumpkin seeds!)

  3. handful of carrots and cucumbers and 1 tbsp Trader Joe's tomato basil hummus.

  4. 2 whole wheat rice cakes (no salt added) with 1 tbsp all natural pb (look at the label it should say dry roasted peanuts only) and 1 tbsp raisins on top *I sub with sunbutter due to the allergy but you can you PB!

  5. 1 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/2 cup raspberries with 1 tbsp almonds. Add a drizzle of maple syrup if you want

  6. 1/2 cup cottage cheese and peach slices

  7. 5 dates sliced open with the pit removed and filled with sunbutter (1.5 tbs total)

  8. 1 apple with 1 tbsp nut butter or a handful of raw unsalted almonds.

  9. Hard boiled eggs drizzled with olive oil and sea salt/pepper

Oh and of course my favorite meal of the day….SHAKEOLOGY! It’s either a meal or a snack each day! Quick and easy, no thought required! Just blend and Go!

If you ever need help with meal planning please email me and we can get you into our challenge group where I will help you with meal planning, meal prep training vidoes, support & guidance to get you started right!

A Healthy Hot Mess by Jennifer Stawarz

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