Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clean Eating Snack Ideas

As I explained here, Clean Eating entails eating 5-6 small meals a day. Which means you should be eating about every 2-3 hours. Great news, right?! This will keep a constant flow of energy to your body and help you feel full and satisfied all day long.

I realize to most people this sounds like a whole lot of food, but trust me, when you begin to feel the benefits of steady energy throughout the day, you won't want it any other way!

I wanted to share some quick and easy clean eating snack ideas. The important thing to remember with your meals and snacks is to pair quality protein with a complex carbohydrate. This will ensure you stay full until your next meal!

Here are some of my favorite combos:

greek yogurt + fresh berries
cottage cheese + a few dries apricots
veggies + spicy hummus
apple slices + 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
tuna + Wasa crackers
almonds + grapes
air popped popcorn + 1 serving fruit
vanilla protein powder + blueberries + skim milk = smoothie
ww tortilla + 1 tbsp natural peanut butter + banana sliced
ww tortilla + grilled chicken (sliced) + shredded carrots and lettuce + hummus
hard boiled egg whites + old fashioned oats

As you can see, the options are endless and portable, making it easy to take them with you throughout the day!


Missy said...

nice! these are great suggestions.

question for you...what does clean eating think about protein powder (it has a lot of ingredients on there!) and also, what does clean eating think about multi-vitamins (and other supplements)?

Kate said...

Those are great questions! Because Clean Eating is also a huge supporter of weight lifting, they take the stand that supplementing with quality protein powder (100% isolate whey, generally)is a great option for muscle recovery. Just make sure the brand doesn't have uneccessary fillers.

As far as supplements, yes they do support them,. Especially a quality multi-vitamin.

Missy said...

cool, thanks!

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