Snacking to Fuel Your Day

I often get asked about nutrition, specifically snacking between meals and what constitutes a good healthy snack!

As a proponent of the Macro Diet and wannabe Paleo eater, I try to work in two or three snacks or smaller meals spaced three hours between meals in order to get what I need throughout the day, and also to keep my energy up throughout the day! No one wants a depleted, hangry trainer and wellness coach so I need to be energized!

Eating steadily throughout the day- by ways of eating a set meal or snack every 3-4 hours (not constant grazing as that is often mindless) can help us get what we want out of our plan to fuel us through workouts, work days, kids, social obligations etc.

So now that you know why you should snack- what should you be eating?

I try to get a bit of protein and carbohydrates into every snack! Here are my go-to snacks:

Protein Balls

Trader Joe’s Light Cheese Sticks

Carrots and Sabra Roasted Pine nut Hummus

Apple slices with Almond Butter (or any nut butter really!)

Smoothies like this one:

Strawberry, Coconut, PB smoothie

Greek Yogurt with 1/2 a packet of Belvita Breakfast Biscuits

1/2 a sweet potato topped with plain greek yogurt and ground turkey

Turkey lettuce wraps

Homemade trail mix with dried fruit and nuts

You can choose your snacks based on your program and what you need to meet your daily goals!