Healthy Snacking

I’ve talked about it before in past posts but I will mention it again, I love living a healthy lifestyle! This past year I have lost 55lbs and that is L A R G E L Y due to changing my diet. I of course also incorporated workouts into my daily routine but that’s for another post!

Today I want to talk to you about snacking. I’ve always been a snacker, reaching for not so great options led, in part, to my weight gain. By cutting out the junk and replacing it with nutritious and filling options, the weight fell off! Not only was I losing weight but my energy levels stayed up, I slept better, and my overall happiness and mood changed for the better. I know many are like me and want to snack during the day, especially if you are a busy mom! Let me share what I reach for when I want a snack:

I recently discovered Power Up on Instagram and was intrigued. They were kind enough to send me a few samples of their delicious trail mix and I was so impressed! My husband has even managed to finish off a bag by himself. They have so many varieties and the best part is they are made from all natural ingredients, gluten free, and even Vegan!

It has taken me a while to find a yogurt that I will consistently buy and eat on a regular basis that is also healthy. Once I tried Oikos triple zero I never looked back. I like that it is low in sugar and high in protein. I top mine with a little bit of granola and fresh fruit to make it a little more filling but it is also perfectly fine on it’s own. I prefer the vanilla flavor but will occasionally reach for the peach or strawberry options as well.

I am a CHEESE lover! The problem is cheese can be loaded with fat. These little individual cheese packages are perfect for me. I find that one is a perfect afternoon snack.

I have always been a big fruit lover. We have this basket of fruit filled with the best seasonal options. This is great because if I am looking for something quick it is easy to just grab an apple or an orange. In the summer we stock up on peaches and nectarines. I also eat grapefruit daily so we always have those on hand as well. If you are looking for a little more filling option I like to top rice cakes with peanut butter and bananas or dip apple slices in peanut butter.

As with all things, life is all about balance! Although I tend to eat healthy the majority of the time, it doesn’t mean I am perfect. I love ending each day with something sweet with my kids! Hope everyone is able to treat themselves this Thanksgiving!

Ideas for Snacking Healthy To Promote Weight Loss

Ideas for Snacking Healthy To Promote Weight Loss
Ideas for Snacking Healthy To Promote Weight Loss
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54 thoughts on “Healthy Snacking

  1. Great tips! My snacking has been all over the place lately and I just can’t seem to pull myself together to get back to healthy eating!! I’m going to look up the power up and give it a try! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. There are some great ideas here! I’m a snacked and it’s so easy to reach for something unhealthy. I had no idea they made small cheese packs! Those sound perfect!

    1. They are so convenient! It is the perfect little snack for the afternoon to curb that salty craving i get around them! I found them near the yogurt aisle at my grocery store.

  3. Thanks for sharing these high energy snack items! We love combinations of trail mixes and the different favors that pop in our mouth. I also appreciate that use snacks are portable and can be taken anyway, in just about any container, making it easy to be on the go.

  4. You’ve listed a lot of the things I like to snack on. I love to eat cheese with whole grain toast or yogurt with fresh fruit and a little granola. I’ve been buying the same brand for decades now and even though I’ve tried others, I always come back to my Balkan-style yogurt.

  5. Those power up bags look seriously delicious! Congrats on your 55lb weight loss, what an amazing accomplishment! Thanks for the tips, everything looks so yummy, with kids it’s hard to get a full meal in so I love healthy snack options.

  6. I have tried a bag of the Power Up trail mix and I absolutely love it! I also love to snack on fruits, dates, and nuts whenever I am in the “snacking mood.”

  7. wow, what a great journey you had! kudos to you! those are great lists of snacks! everybody loves to snack but of course we all have to be more aware of what we put both in our mouth and in our stomach….with us women sometimes its sooo hard esp when that time of the month is up, its so hard to control your cravings…thanks for all the tips..keep it going girl! good job!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WEIGHTLOSS! I have been SOOOO looking for new healthy snacks, because i’m trying to change my eating habits. thank you !

  9. These are such good suggestions. I am in need of losing some weight and I have not been focused. thanks for the motivation because I know I can do it. i just have to work on it!

    1. You got this!! It is hard to start but stay committed and you’ll see results. But trust me i understand, i weighed 185 when i started my process shortly after New Years last year. Today I’m down to 125, i had to make so many lifestyle changes but i didn’t do it all at once. It’s a process is what I’ve learned, let me know if you ever need support!!

  10. Congratulations on making the changes for better health! That is awesome. I eat a lot of fruit but those Power Up packs look interesting, I wonder if they are available here as I haven’t seen them yet. I will be on the lookout for them!

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