If you missed part 1, you can read it here.
Prepare Your Snacks Ahead Of Time
This is a huge one! Prepping your snacks for easy access will go a long way after a busy day of work/school. If you’re like me, you reach the point of no return with your hunger and before you know it you have eaten half a bag of potato chips and some mini chocolate chips. Choose one day a week where you take one hour to pre-pack/stock all your snacks. Here are a few suggestions:
- Veggie bags! This is something I recommend to all of my clients. Chop and pack one cup of veggies in a Ziploc bag/container. Make enough bags to last you through the week. Add some hummus on the side!
- Make your own trail mix. The great thing about making your own trail mix is you can leave out the raisins. Unless, of course, you like raisins. If your kids are used to having chocolate in their trail mix add 1-2 TBSP per 1/2 cup of trail mix. Just like the veggie bags, you can pre-package them.
- Energy balls. If you haven’t heard of these, you’ve been living under a rock. These delicious bite size snacks can be made a variety of ways to suit your taste. click here for a recipe.
- Homemade Fruit Ice-cream. I just had this at a friends house and it was delicious! Blend up your favorite smoothie ingredients and place in the freezer. Be sure to add banana and some kind of base, such as coconut yogurt. click here for a recipe.
Enjoy your delicious and nutritious snacks!
Eat Your Veggies!