Cleaning and cutting up your veggies and fruits all at one time can help ensure you will grab them instead of something prepackaged for a quick snack during the week. 100 calorie packs of junk do not do anything for your fat loss goals. Yes they are 100 calories, but it contains no good nutrition and can leave you hungry again an hour later.
I try to keep cucumbers, carrots, celery, apples, pears and berries readily cleaned and available for grabbing. I usually will have an apple with some peanut or almond butter, and some baby carrots and celery with the same or with some hummus.
I don’t love cucumbers plain, but I let them soak in vinegar, dill and salt and then they are a great side or addition to my salad. Apples, pears and berries are all lower sugar fruits so I keep them easy to grab on the run.
To pair with some protein, try grabbing an apple or pear and a mozzarella string cheese stick, or how about throwing blueberries or strawberries in some plan greek yogurt or low fat cottage cheese with some cinnamon and vanilla to taste.
Another one of my favorite snacks is fluffy peanut butter dip combines plain greek yogurt, a tbsp of peanut butter and a little vanilla or stevia to taste. Delicious with apples or pears! Or even plain! 🙂
I also keep hard boiled eggs in the fridge for a quick snack. I usually have 1 egg and 2 whites, or have an egg with a piece of fruit. Adding protein and fiber to your snacks will help your blood sugar stay steady, which will help prevent over eating later in the day, and will help your keep your metabolism fired up, which will help you burn that body fat!
Take 20 minutes to prepare your snacks for this week. Stop going to the pantry for a snack and head to the fridge for a clean eating treat!