I always love the recipes that you post. Just wondering what some of your favorite snacks would be for someone trying to lose some weight! Thanks!
As a serial snacker (and sometimes, a snacker of cereal), I always keep a stash of healthy treats up my sleeve (or in my gym bag, desk drawer, suitcase, etc.). Here are a few of my favorites, divided by the type of fix you seek:
-Quinoa (cooked) with a splash of vanilla rice milk, drizzled with honey.
-Ginger snaps (the all-natural kind!).
-Plain, non-fat (or low fat) Greek yogurt with wheat germ, flax seed powder, 1 dried fig (sliced), and agave syrup.
-Popcorn (be sure to choose the air popped kind with just a touch of sea salt and olive oil; Whole Foods sells one that I loooove).
-Miso soup (The Mishima brand makes a great, all natural version that comes in portable envelopes; simply add boiling water and stir).
-Edamame (boil, drain, and sprinkle with sea salt).
-Spicy V-8 (the 5.5 oz. cans land in my grocery cart each week).
-Whole grain pita chips with salsa.
-Wasabi flavored rice crackers.
-Goji berries (Confession? I’m slightly obsessed with this sweet, Himalayan candy from the gods).
Sometimes the body confuses thirst with hunger, so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. For more filling beverages that pack serious nutritional benefits, try these:
-Kombucha (This fruity, tangy, fizzy tea beverage is an acquired taste, but once you get over the somewhat off-putting smell and live, floating cultures, you’ll be hooked. No, really, I swear).
-Coconut water (Billed as nature’s sports beverage, you’ll find yourself asking Gatorade-who?).