Healthy Snacks Made Easy

“Grumble grumble grumble”

Uh oh… You’re hungry and didn’t bring a healthy snack! All you see around you are chips, cookies, candy, crackers, soda… And even if you do make it through the afternoon, you know you’re going be tempted by the instant gratification of fast food joints you’ll pass on the ride home.

We set ourselves up for these moments of temptation by:

  • Skipping breakfast or filling up on low quality carbs (ie, sugary cereals)
  • Not making time for lunch
  • Not eating enough protein in the morning and lunch
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Not planning ahead

What a Food Emergency?

[w]hen your blood sugar starts to drop, you are hard-wired to eat anything (and everything) in sight. To think you can use willpower to control your hunger or cravings contradicts the science of how your brain controls your behavior. The more willpower you use, the more it backfires, eventually. You find yourself automatically overeating and bingeing or just eating whatever happens to be in front of you.

  • Dr. Mark Hyman

Avoid these potential #foodfails!

I want to help you pack your food emergency preparedness kit! At the start of each week, grab a bunch of Ziplock bags or small containers and prep a bunch of healthy, satisfying snack packs to grab on the go. They will keep you from craving foods that don’t make you feel good and have little nutritional value.

Some craving-fighting snacks to include in your kit are:

  • Jerky, homemade or store-bought (Paleo), preferably turkey, salmon, bison or grass-fed beef
  • Raw nuts and seeds
  • Whole food or raw food snack bars like Larabars (look for higher protein, watch the sugar content and consider them as a “dessert” snack)
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Canned tuna (low mercury) or salmon
  • Nut or seed crackers
  • Couple dried figs and dates
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Apple slices with nut butter
  • Hummus with veggie sticks
  • Roasted chickpeas

Protein with Love ❤️

Remember it’s important to make protein your main ingredient in each snack pack because it helps control your appetite by balancing your blood sugar over a longer period of time.<

Whether you’re at the office, out shopping, driving in your car, there will be temptation so having these handy emergency snack kits in your purse or glove compartment will help you stay on track with your nutrition goals!

Here’s a quick video on how I make Healthy Snacking Easy

If you liked this article or have any questions, I’d love to here from you!

  • Tanya

Are You In A Constant Struggle with Food?

Are You In a Constant Battle With Food?

As a former exercise trainer and current holistic nutritionist, I thought I had a healthy relationship with food because I ate healthy foods. Not so.

The key word is RELATIONSHIP. Only a few years ago did I learn to begin making peace with food and my body. What’s your relationship to food like?

Watch the video below or check it out on YouTube or Facebook

Do You Have a Healthy Relationship with Food?

Here are the questions to answer below to begin exploring your relationship with food. (And yes, I will respond to you personally!)

Explore With Me!

  • Do you feel you have a healthy relationship with food?
  • Why or why not?
  • Was there a time where you felt like you had a better relationship with food?
  • When was it? And when do you remember it changing and why?
  • Tell me your thought process around food and eating. What’s it like for you NOW on a daily basis?

I look forward to hearing from you!

  • Tanya