First off ….what are seriously simple, skinny snacks? Well they are easy, quick and healthy…..I just thought the “four S” title was catchy 😉 Also, it may sound strange for some but many moms out there HATE cooking! It’s a daily battle to cook healthy, quick meals with love……that the kiddos will actually eat.
Moms Are Allowed To Hate Cooking!
As a woman, mother, personal trainer, group fitness instructor AND nutrition coach….. you would think I’d have this food stuff down perfect right? Gah! The truth is far from it. I’ve hated cooking since I first began creating memories. I was always terrible at shopping and even worse at sticking to meal planning/prepping. So I know your struggles! Here’s what I can tell you….
- I ain’t perfect and don’t pretend to be.
- I have to constantly find ways to make everything cheaper, easier and faster or else I’m dunzo.
- I empathize with people who procrastinate and find it extremely hard to stick with plans. I feel your pain ya’ll.
Basically if I can do it….anyone can ;P
Wait….A Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach Who Struggles!?
Yep you read that correctly. Shopping, meal planning and prepping isn’t easy for busy, working and/or exhausted mommas….. which means falling off the bandwagon is a lot easier too……. Wawawaaaaaaaa. New habits are tough folks!
If It Ain’t Simple…. It Ain’t Happenin!
In order to eat healthy…. I have to keep very quick, simple, snacks nearby for those moments I’m hangry with no patience for cooking. When I was about 7, I told my parents I was going to hire someone to cook for me and refused to learn the basics. Things didn’t go as planned lol!
Lets get to the good stuff already!
Here’s a list of Seriously Simple, Skinny Snacks I keep close by:
- Celery sticks (precut package) and peanut or almond butter (sometimes I add raisins)
- Yogurt with granola and/or fresh fruit
- Carrots & hummus
- Sugar snap peas & hummus
- Cucumber & hummus
- Bagel chips & hummus
- Rice cake with peanut or almond butter (sometimes I top it off with raisins, cranberries,blueberries etc)
- Avocado on whole wheat toast
- Banana and peanut butter (sometimes on whole wheat bread)
- Oatmeal in the rice cooker! (mix in frozen fruit, honey etc for flavor)
- Cereal with banana (almond milk)
- Whole wheat cheese quesadilla (sometimes I will add pizza sauce)
- Pita bread toasted and dipped into pizza sauce or hummus
- English muffin pizzas
- Whole wheat waffles (precooked) & frozen fruit heated on stove
- Medium boiled egg
- Canned soup and crackers
- Edamame (Heat up from frozen)
- Popcorn salt and lime juice
- Pickle wrapped in turkey or ham lunch meat (sometimes add slice of cheese)
- Cherry tomatoes sauteed (salt pepper and herb feta cheese)
- PB&J sandwich
- Tuna, egg or chicken salad sandwiches/pitas/wraps (make one large batch of salad for the week)
- Cottage cheese with fruit (peaches, pineapple or grapefruit)
- Tortilla chips and salsa/bean dip
*If you cant get organic or in season fresh fruits/veggies…..go for frozen! They are flash frozen at peak ripeness which holds in the nutrients!* If your looking for an awesome site full of home tested, family approved recipes, Elise Bauer’s blog has some great recipes and she just seems like a down to earth gal with a big heart! =D
If you have any seriously simple, skinny snacks to add to the list, make sure to comment!
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