Since my holiday I’ve been trying to get back into the daily healthy eating routine I was in before I left. It’s been a struggle with Xmas sweets starting to appear at meetings and people wanting to go for dinners, but here’s how I’ve managed to
Plan ahead– Make a grocery list of healthy items you need for a week or 2. See if you need small Tupperware or bags as well.
Pre-pack snacks– If they’re in a ready to grab container in the fridge or panty its much easer to grab a healthy snack. Buy a bag of almonds and count them out. Same can be done for any veggie/fruit.
Buy snack size– maybe you’re too lazy to measure out your snack. look for pre-packed snack size veggies, humus, cheese, nuts etc.
Pack you snacks with your lunch the night before– I find that if I pack my lunch right after dinner its much easier to eat healthy. I pack leftovers, 2 snacks
Keep some packed snacks handy– I keep some almonds in my car’s glove box, purse, at work in a drawer so that if I’m hungry and busy I don’t have an excuse to hit up a drive-thru.
Ask friends what healthy snacks they have– If you’re sick of the same snacks ask around, someone will have some healthy options you hadn’t though of.
Allow yourself an unhealthy snack from time to time
A list of my 150 calorie goto healthy snacks:
- 20 Almonds
- 1/2 cup grapes & 1/2 cup Cottage cheese (1%)
- Medium apple with 1 tbsp almond butter
- 10 Mary’s Gone Crackers with 1/4 humus
- 1 cup veggies & 1/2 cup Cottage cheese (1%)
- 16 baked tortilla chips & 1/4 cup Salsa
- 3/4 cup plain 0% greek yogurt with 1/2 cup berries and 1 tsp honey
These can me mixed and matched, maybe you want grapes and almond butter, or crackers and almond butter just play around with tastes.
Veggies- your choice : carrots, peas, cucumber, peppers etc