Day 22 of the 30 Days of Healthy Habits: Healthy Snacks
It happens to all of us from time to time. You are out and about and you realize that you are starving. You need to get something to eat right now, and there are no healthy options in sight. So you make a bad food choice.
While it may not make a long-term difference in your health if the above scenario happens every once in a while, but for many people, it happens on a daily basis. This scenario can easily be prevented with a little planning.
When you know you are going to be away from home for more than 2 hours, have healthy snacks prepared so you can eat on the go.
Find snacks that appeal to you and are easily transported. You can keep snacks in an insulated lunch box with a freezer pack, if needed. This way you are never stuck without a healthy option when hunger strikes.
Some options include:
With a little forethought, you can always have healthy snacks with you, helping you avoid eating empty calories that will not serve your healthy goals.
Here is an easy recipe for hummus.
2 cups chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained & rinsed
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 dash salt & pepper
1. Put all hummus ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add water to thin (if necessary).
Serve hummus with baby carrots, celery, peppers, etc. Enjoy!
What are your favorite healthy go-to snacks?
Healthy Habit: Always pack a healthy snack before you leave the house.
Let's all remember to...
EAT WELL - STAY ACTIVE - LIVE HAPPY and enjoy a HEALTHY BODY FOR LIFE!