Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snacking

Picking a healthy snack out when you’re really, really craving something sweet can be pretty hard to do. I find it helpful to keep a variety of healthy snacks available that are easy to acquire and require little to no prep. This isn’t always the case but let me tell you.. eating a handful of fresh berries can be JUST as satisfying as eating a package of swedish berries. I like to call berries “natures candy”.

I’ve come up with a list of healthy snacks that I personally love. Maybe you will find something on this list you haven’t thought of before to stock in your cupboard or fridge


  • Fresh cut veggies. I like to either buy a veggie tray or cut up the veggies ahead of time and keep them in tupperware in the fridge
  • Yogurt (I prefer greek)
  • Frozen grapes. MmMmM This gets me excited just thinking about it!! They taste so different frozen and it kinda feels like a treat! 0pts!!
  • Cottage cheese



  • Fresh Fruit


  • Laughing cow cheese and crackers (1 pt for 1 regular laughing cow, 1 pt for 2 light laughing cow. I live wheat thins which are 2 pts for 11-13 depending on the kind. Try sweet potato like me!)



  • Almonds (12= 2 pt)
  • Other nuts
  • String Cheese
  • Popcorn (Air popped is best AND lower in points)
  • Rice cakes (1 pt each!!)


  • Turkey Bites (2 pts)
  • Blue menu (PC) fruit bars (frozen)- I LOVE these! They are also only 2 points!
  • Yogurt (I prefer greek)
  • Frozen grapes. MmMmM This gets me excited just thinking about it!! They taste so different frozen and it kinda feels like a treat! 0pts!!
  • Cottage cheese



  • Hummus & pita bread or veggies for dipping
  • McDonalds ice cream come (6pts!)
  • Thinsations Yogurt covered Pretzels (3 pts!)
Snacking doesn't have to be hard if you figure out which ones are better beforehand and have your go to snacks available. I like to even mark the points on the boxes in my cupboard so I know exactly what the points are without even needing my calculator. Hope this has helped :)

Snack well my friends!

Steph

1 comment :

  1. Great ideas Steph! I will try the frozen grapes. It really helps to have snacks on hand and know the PP values so that you don't get stuck having something that's high points when you just want a snack. I keep a list of all the snacks i have in my 'inventory' on the fridge incase I want something.

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