We know that being at home constantly can lead to unnecessary and unhealthy eating. We need to focus on eating to fuel our body and not because we are looking for something to do. It is easy to start snacking on left over Easter treats and snacks with little to no nutrition that will spike your blood sugar and leave you hungry in another hour.
The key is to be prepared! Have the foods you need in the house. Take 30 minutes every few days to cut veggies, wash fruit and prepare frozen smoothie bags so you can just add to a blender with liquid.
“Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail”.
Plan ahead to avoid unnecessary cupboard raids of the easiest highest sugar items.
Here are a few simple healthy snack ideas and a few healthier treats:
o Raw veggies (carrots, cherry tomato, broccoli, cauliflower) and hummus dip
o Yogurt, berries, slivered almonds or cashews
o Hard boiled eggs, sliced tomato with olive oil and sea salt
o Smoothie – protein powder or yogurt, fruit (banana, strawberries, mango etc.) natural peanut butter, water or milk
o Apple and peanut butter
o Raw nuts and seeds (walnuts, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds)
o Sprouted bread toasted with natural peanut butter and banana
Some of our favourite and easy to prep recipes are:
¼ cup natural peanut butter
½ cup chocolate chips melted
pinch of sea salt
Blend in high power blender or food processor until smooth
Mix broken up kale with olive oil and sea salt in a bowl
Bake at 325 until crisp
Chia seed pudding
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1/3 cup of water
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
A pinch maple syrup, if desired
Combine chia seeds and water in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Stir in cocoa powder, peanut butter, and sweetener.
Snacking is not bad. You need to fuel every 3 hours to keep your blood sugar stable and metabolism spiked! Just make sure you are snacking on quality nutritious foods!