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Healthy Snacks to Take to Work or On-The-Go

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Back to school, back to work, so long summer weekends! We are back to routine and ready to start our September off fresh ’n’ clean! Let’s get it going by making sure we are fully prepared with energizing snacks to store at work when the hunger strikes. The key is to have snacks that contain mainly protein and/or fat because those two macronutrients are digested much slower than carbohydrates, keeping you fuller longer and help to combat junky cravings. Here is a list of options that will keep our brains sharp and focused, our metabolism revved up, and our blood sugar under control so we don’t end up feeling like we need a heavy hit of sugar to wake us up when 3pm rolls around:

1-2 boiled eggs with 1/4 avocado

unsweetened coconut chips 

1/2 cup hummus with chopped raw vegetables

nutritional shake containing greens and protein for an energy boost (can be mixed with unsweetened almond milk)

homemade plantain chips (baked or lightly pan fried in coconut oil or organic butter)

kale chips (homemade or store bought)

1 tablespoon of coconut oil (good trick to karate kick your sweet tooth craving)

roasted chickpeas

½ cup chia pudding

1/2 cup beef jerky + 1 apple

1 fruit + 10-12 nuts or 1-2 tablespoons of nut butter

fresh berries + 1/4 cup organic full fat cottage cheese, or plain yogurt, or kefir

4 turkey breast slices + 1/4 avocado wrapped in lettuce

sea snax (seaweed nori-style snack packs) these contain a high mineral content, which help keep cravings at bay

olives (packed in good quality olive oil) with chopped tomato

small banana rolled in hemp seeds and cacao nibs

smoked salmon on zucchini, cucumber, or radish slices

DIY trail mix (ie: raw nuts or seeds (unsalted and unroasted), goji berries, mulberries, and cacao nibs - all available at Bulk Barn)

Adopting a healthy lifestyle should never be stressful. If you are looking for more guidance with tweaking your diet for optimal health in order to reach your fitness goals, I can help you take the guess work out of it all and help you transition smoothly. Book a nutritional consultation with me to get started!