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!

3 comments:

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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