Why do we think healthy snacks are more work than unhealthy snacks. We always grab a bag of potato chips, or a candy bar at the gas station thinking that is all we have time for. Our days are busy, we all have the weight of the world on our shoulders. If it is running kids around, working 2 jobs, taking care of animals, or just just being one of those sweet spirits that just can't say no and does it all! So I wanted to put together some of my favorite snacks that I take as I am running around.
I am color coding these snacks for those of you that love the 21 day fix program. If you don't know what the 21 day fix program is, send me a message. I would love to fill you in! There are so many more ideas out there. I wanted to show you what works for me, and to see how easy it is to have something healthy and something quick at the same time. Who said we can't have it all! I want it all! So here are my favorites!
Green Container -
Purple Container -
berries(blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
Red Container -
Hard boiled eggs (we take these on the run all the time, they are my kids favorites)
Can of Tuna
Yellow Container - This can be the easiest to grab on the go, but remember you don't get very many of these in the day.
small whole wheat tortilla
air popped popcorn
small whole grain crackers
Blue Container -
Mozzerella cheese stick
Orange Container -
These are all easy to mix and match too. If you wanted you could dip the fruit in the yogurt. Or put some peanut butter on the crackers. My kids are always running out of the house with a few crackers smothered in Peanut Butter. You don't have to make any of this complicated at all! The key is to just do it! Did you know that healthy people, not skinny people, will eat the same foods and just rotate through them. They know what works for them, so they don't change it!
So don't forget to have your containers ready to go for the day, or just throw your goodies in a baggie! No need to stop at the drive through, or gas station. Most importantly though, don't forget your water!! You need to be drinking half your body weigh in ounces. Take your water with you. I have found that if I am hungry and know that it is a snacky hungry that I just need to catch up on my water. So I will drink a glass of water and feel so much better, and proud of myself for not grabbing that yummy cookie I have laying around for the kids.