Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Healthy snacks to fuel your day

For many people eating is a pleasurable thing. The key to snacking is balancing what you're eating and watching the portion sizes.

When you snack in the right way it helps you have more energy throughout the day. Your height, weight, activity level and age are also factors for how much food you need in a day. Here are some healthy snack ideas to help fuel your day:

1 medium banana with 1 tbsp peanut butter (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)

1 medium apple with 1 tbsp peanut butter  (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)

1 cup whole seedless grapes

3 cups of air popped popcorn [measured once out of the air popper] (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)

1 cup sweet red bell pepper slices with 1 tbsp ranch dressing

1 cup baby carrots with 1/4 cup hummus

1 cup smoothie made with yogurt/ your choice of milk and your favorite fruit (can be vegetarian or vegan)

3/4 cup yogurt with 1/4 cup berries

1 energy bar, protein bar, or granola bar

1 scoop of protein powder of choice with 1 cup water/almond milk

1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese with 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit

50g shaved deli meat in a small tortilla shell

1 small bagel (3" diameter) with 1 tbsp cream cheese or other topping

Bedtime Belly Buster Shake (1 scoop IsaPro, 1 scoop IsaCalcium, 4-5 oz water, 2-3 ice cubes)

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