If there's one "bad" food habit I have, it's probably that I'm such a big snacker. Snack foods are so good to me, and I just enjoy eating at a regular frequency. The problem with that is, of course, I end up eating things all the time. And that can be not so great for my waistline.
One thing I'm trying to do better is eating only one or two snacks a day and eating larger meals instead of a ton of snacks sprinkled throughout the day. So far it's been working pretty well! It helps to
This week I'm snacking on:
I eat these 15-20 minutes before I go to the gym for my morning workout. I found them at Trader Joe's and they're the perfect combo of protein and carbs. I think they taste pretty great, too!
I grabbed this at Whole Foods this week to try and I'm so glad I did! A serving size is 3.5 cups or 28 grams (I weigh it with my food scale) and only 120 calories. I tend to be a volume eater (I want to eat A LOT, not just have a small portion of something) so this is really satisfying to me because it feels like I'm getting a lot.
If you get a craving for sweets after dinner, this would be a really awesome treat to fill that void without getting too crazy. First of all, it's only 100 calories (and 5 grams of protein!) per bar, so you could really even eat two if you wanted to! Second, I think since it's a bar and you have to eat it slower and savor it, it's much more satisfying than the same sized serving of regular ice cream or froyo. Plus, there are chunks of cookie dough inside! Yessss. I got these at Target as an impulse purchase.
I have also added some fruits to my snacks this week. I don't normally eat a lot of fruit, but I picked up some strawberries and a couple of apples to eat with my favorite almond butter, Justin's Vanilla.
That's what I'm munching on this week! I'd love to hear what your snacks are this week! Feel free to comment below with what you're enjoying!