Monday, January 30, 2012

Eating On The Run

Hey guys!  Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I enjoyed some fantastic summer weather at the end of January – definitely something I will never complain about.

One of the major pitfalls of people’s eating habits is lack of preparation…and it’s such an easy fix!  Always having healthy snacks on hand is key to keeping your blood sugar level, your metabolism cranking along, and most importantly – it keeps you from getting starving and having to make a quick decision about where/what to eat.  If you’re that hungry and you think “What am I in the mood for?”, let’s be real – chances are it isn’t a salad.  That cheeseburger smells pretty good doesn't it?
Taking a couple of small things in your bag when you’re running errands on the weekend or having a drawer in your desk/corner of the fridge at work stocked can be really easy.
Some snack ideas:
-homemade trail mix (raw or unsalted nuts, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips, etc - so easy to make in big batches ahead of time!)
-protein bars (I LOVE Lara bars - you can always find one in my purse.  Clif and Luna bars also have fantastic nutrition stats.)

-apple slices and 2 Tbsp of your favorite nut butter or low-fat string cheese

-any piece of fresh fruit

If you’re out around town and *have* to stop for a quick pick-me-up:
-smoothie (try to get something with protein in it – it will keep you full longer)
-small frozen yogurt with fresh fruit
-salad/soup bar at your local grocery store
-a pit stop at your local health food store

I’m off to enjoy the sunshine!  Have a fantastic Monday everyone.
xo  Shaina

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