Having a hard time getting in your recommended servings of fruits & veggies?
Often the struggle is simply viewing fruits & veggies as a snack option. Chips, cookies, pretzels & other processed goods are popular go-to options for fulfilling the daily munchies. These options might tickle our taste-buds, but are loaded with refined carbs, sodium & sugars to spike our glucose levels which can lead to a — CRASH!
Ever wonder why you feel sluggish afterwards?
Indulging in whole foods as snacks can be just as satisfying, if not more than the typical processed go-to’s.
The snacks below are loaded with protein & fiber to help us stay fuller longer to better control our appetite (think weight-loss/maintenance) & stabilize blood sugar levels. With a little prep, you can tempt your taste-buds & nourish your body with these simple, yummy snack ideas:
Roasted Veggie Kabobs + Lemony-Basil Yogurt Dip
Perfect excuse to make an extra batch of roasted veggies. Thread previously roasted cubed orange/yellow bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, & grape tomatoes on a wooden skewer. Dip into lemony-basil yogurt dip (below), hummus or cottage cheese for extra protein. Raw veggies work too!
¼ cup Greek yogurt + Pinch of Sea Salt & Red Pepper Flakes + ½ tsp Minced Garlic + 1 tbsp Chopped Basil & Scallions + ½ tsp lemon juice + ¼ tsp lemon zest
Savory Cottage Cheese
Like caprese salad? Give this treat a whirl!
½ cup Cottage Cheese + Halved Grape Tomatoes + Chopped Raw Spinach + Cucumber Slices + Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Pinch of Sea Salt & Pepper
Tuna + Veggies
Single serving packs of tuna are a huge lifesaver. These are especially great for travel since many even come flavored & can be eaten on the go. Use your favorite veggies to scoop up the tuna or load in bibb or romaine lettuce leaves for a mid-day protein packed snack wrap.
Single Serving Tuna Pack (3oz) + 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt + 1 tsp Garlic Powder + Pinch of Cayenne
Sure, these snacks take some time to prepare. Everything takes time & effort. In just setting aside an extra 10 minutes, you can easily have your veggies ready for the next few days.
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