Healthy Meals for Between Your Meals

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Someone came to me the other day asking for some new and healthy snacks to curve the hunger in between meals. Well first off, any time I eat it is basically a meal to me – I might be a girl, but I have the appetite of a man! But there definitely are some healthy, yummy, and easy snack options to fill your day with! So go ahead and take one idea, heck take them all, and listen to that growling stomach and feed it with some real food and don’t ignore it! Snack happy 🙂

  • Greek yogurt salsa dip: plain greek yogurt+ low sodium salsa+ low sodium taco seasoning pack
    • Mix together to suite your tastebuds! More seasoning= more spicy and vice versa
    • Use as a dip for fresh veggies, pita chips
    • Top it on some tacos, enchiladas, scrambled eggs
  • Greek yogurt fruit dip: plain or vanilla greek yogurt+ PB2 (powdered peanut butter, 45 calories per 2 TBSP)+ cinnamon to taste
    • Use as a dip for fresh fruit- apples are the best!
  • Fresh deli roll ups: iceberg lettuce+fresh meat+cheese slice
    • Lay out a slice of lettuce, layer turkey over followed by a small slice of cheese- roll into a cylinder, bag it up and take it on the go!
    • Optional* add hummus or greek yogurt salsa dip on the lettuce before the turkey for a little extra kick!
  • Smoothies! Yes I said smoothies- if you have access to a refrigerator to store these in, they are perfect for a mid day snack!
    • Mix some fresh fruit, veggies, almond milk, greek yogurt, honey, chia seed, flax seed, protein powder, oats, etc. for a perfect mix of carbs, proteins, and fats to fill you!
  • Grapes, sausage, almond bowl
    • Again perfect mix of carbs, fats, and protein- mix your favorite of each and wal-ah!
  • Frozen yogurt covered fruit
    • Pretty simple- dip/coat your favorite fruit in your favorite yogurt, freeze until hard- perfect for hot summer days!
  • No bake energy bites
    • Endless possibilities here! See some of my favorite recipes at: http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/energy-bites-recipes/
  • Hard boiled egg with health guacamole
    • Guacamole recipe:
      • Mix 1 1/2 tbsp chopped red onion+ 1 tbsp fresh lime juice+ 1 garlic clove+ 1/2 small jalepeno pepper+ dash of salt in a food processor until smooth
      • Add 1 peeled avocado and blend again until smooth
      • Sprinkle with cilantro
      • Add to hard boiled eggs
  • Homemade trail mix
    • Unsalted or lightly salted almonds
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Raisins or cranberries
    • Dark chocolate morsels
    • Dried fruit with little or no added sugar

Stay tuned for more!

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