Saturday, January 23, 2010

You are What You Eat

After recently having to return some jeans my husband surprised me with....because I couldn't fit in them....I decided to get more intentional about my eating habits. I have always been into being healthy. I love working out. We are the annoying people who get up at 5 am to workout 5-6 days a week. My main battle is my addiction to frappes, which I give complete credit to for the whole jean incident. Besides cutting down to just one frappe a week (believe it when I say this is a big step), I have become much more aware of how I snack. I have discovered some yummy snacks that don't undo the hard work I do in the I thought I would share.

1. Apple Slices (or Celery) and All-Natural Peanut Butter
Once you taste all-natural, organic peanut butter, you will never go back. Go easy
on the peanut butter though. A couple of tablespoons should do it.

2. Baby Carrots and Hummus
....or fat free ranch...whatever you prefer

3. Cottage Cheese with Pineapple
I still haven't been able to down this, but Patrick has picked it up and loves
it. Packed with protein.

4. Greek Yogurt
Holy Cow! I don't know that I will ever eat regular yogurt again. So creamy. Fat
free. High in Protein. Real fruit pieces. There is nothing like it.

5. Almonds

6. Popcorn
NOT microwaved people. Make it on the stove or in a popcorn maker. It is so much
better for you...and taste a ton better too!

7. Holiday Grapes
I don't when these things are in season, but they are massive in size and taste.

8. Tomato Slices with Italian Dressing and Feta Cheese

9. Strawberries, Blueberries, NAKED Granola and a little Whipped Cream

10. Baked Tostitos and Salsa

So, do you have any healthy snacks you want to add to the list????


Megan said...

Hummus is my FAVORITE! I just made a batch today in fact (and it's SO much cheaper that way!). I like it with celery though. I didn't know "Greek Yogurt" was sold...where do you get it??? I LOVED the Greek yogurt I had every morning for breakfast when I was over there, and I'd love to find some like it over here! And I also agree with the fresh popped popcorn. The first time I had stove-popped popcorn, it was AH-MAZING...and I've never like the microwave stuff since!

those mitchells said...

yummm...i will have to try it this week with celery. I have no idea how to make my own. you should post the recipe. :) You can find Greek Yogurt at health food stores, but we have actually been finding them in bulk at SAM'S recently....which obviously saves some money.

Kate G. said...

Good recomendations Linds! I don't know if there's anything you listed that I don't eat (except for that cottage cheese and pineapples thing...)

I have popcorn and I diet coke everyday...

Megan said...

Recipe posted! :0)