Low-on-time healthy snacks

Peanut Butter Jelly High Protein Pancakes As a dietitian, I get asked stuff all the time. ‘How late at night can I eat?,’ ‘Does it turn to fat overnight if I do eat late?’, ‘Do I need to eat before a 6am spin class?,’ ‘What healthy foods fit my budget?,’ and my all time fave, ‘Will eating soy foods cause my boyfriend to have bitch tits?’

Creativity and thinking outside the box are aspects needed as a dietitian. Recently, a busy lady student who runs from classes to labs to rounds to studying to taking tests, asked, “What’s the healthiest snack for me?” You’re the same as a full-time mom, yoga teacher, secretary, CEO of a large company, priest, author/writer. Here’s what I came up with……..can you help me add more?

  • Trader Joe’s “Simply Almonds, Cashews & Cranberries” come in a large bag filled with individual snack-packs that fit in a lab coat pocket, purse, gym or yoga bag.
  • Clif and Lara Bars are packed with nutritious energy – more calories than a typical oat-based granola bar. Enough to keep a busy gal going.
  • Justin’s Peanut Butter and Almond Butter packs are a perfectly portioned 2 tablespoons that fits exactly right on apple slices (eat the whole apple, please).
  • High protein pancakes with peanut butter and jelly. Now, these are messy, intended for home snacking. Stir up a bowl of batter, make tiny pancakes, freeze in 2- and 4-packs for quick thawing. Plus, it’s portion controlled.
  • Skyr / Siggi’s vanilla fat-free yogurt topped with Marvelous, Mighty, Magnificent Muesli. High protein, great carbs for optimal, long-lasting energy.
  • Green smoothie with kale base, banana, apple, carrot, mango, dates, and ground flaxseeds. Vitality in a cup!
  • Soy milk shake – quick, tasty, easy – 1 cup soy milk, 10 grams soy protein powder any flavor, a squirt of flaxseed oil. Blend well. Drink. Hit it hard!
  • Chia seed chocolate pudding. Catch my next blog for that recipe! Yum, yum, good.

Gotta go now, time for a snack!

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