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One of my main struggles when starting on my weight loss/fitness journey was SNACKS. I am a snacker through and through. More on the sweet tooth side of things for sure.
I knew I was going to need to make changes when it came to when I ate, what I ate, and HOW MUCH I ate. Finding fun, easy snacks that were not only yummy but also GOOD for you was actually, not as hard as I thought it would be. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites!
Full of protein and other essential nutrients, these are my go-to for breakfast and snacks when I have my sweet cravings. There are many things you can do with them! Plus, it’s filling and should hold you over until your next meal or snack.
- Fruits – I love strawberries, blueberries, and Bananas
- Granola – I use KIND HEALTHY GRAINS granola*. My favorite is the Dark Chocolate. it’s AMAZING with bananas.
And that’s it! These average to be around 350 calories.
Energy Bites & Breakfast Cookies
I’ve shared this recipe! The cookies, are basically the same thing with fewer ingredients and mushed to perfection. (Look for the cookie recipe soon!)
The bites are full of protein, chocolate, and again packed with nutrients. You can also change these up and use different kinds of nut butter, add-ins like cranberries, raisins, etc. or white chocolate chips.
Find the recipe for the Energy Balls here
Do you remember eating lunch-ables as a kid? I was beyond excited when my mom would allow me to get these and take them to school. It was like, THE THING. And if done right, they are great for protein, healthy fats, light carbs (or not!) with a sweet treat.
- Uncured Pepperoni, or another nitrate free meat.
- sharp cheddar – or cheese of choice!
- Triscuit or Pita Bread
Layout together and get snackin! Those snack totals to be around 400 calories, depending on meats used. Pepperoni tends to run high calories and fat, so use nitrate free turkey or ham lunch meat for fewer calories & fat.
On the Go
Having easy, quick snacks when running around on errand day is a MUST! It will keep you from hitting the drive-thru or just NOT eating at all. Of course, planning ahead for these day’s out works best, but for last minute on the go, here’s what I eat:
- Cheese stick
- Energy/Protein Bars (My favorite are the Atkins Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel*)
- What are some of your favorite go to snacks?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.