Monday, August 17, 2009
Healthy Snacks to Keep your Energy and Mood Up during the day....
Did you know that WHAT you EAT controls not only your weight & fat but also your moods and energy? Are you tired, cranky, irritable, out of focus or stressed frequently throughout the day?
I find that I am so busy sometimes that I forget to eat and then I am sooooo hungry that I end up grabbing something that is NOT so healthy or I wolf down an entire meal because I am starving to death. This creates an unhealthy fluctuation in blood sugar and makes me extremely fuzzy, crabby and cranky - and then all I want to do is take a big nap.
So now - I try and keep healthy snacks close by - I keep Raw almonds & kashi bars in the car. I always have some baby carrots, cucumbers, salsa and apples in the fridge and keep a few cans of either white beans or black beans and organic corn chips in the pantry. Quick and Easy treats that make me feel great!
Here is a list of healthy snacks to keep you body fueled and your mind sharp and happy:
+ peanut butter
Small serving of fruit
+ Grapefruit, nectarine, peach, mixed berries
+ Asian Ginger Dressing
Handful of Almonds or sunflower seeds or Walnuts
Fruit yogurt parfait
+ granola or almonds
Black Beans + Salsa
+ Organic Corn Chips
Hardboiled egg (Trader Joe's has a bag of already hardboiled eggs)
Slice of cheese w/ Kashi Vegetable crackers
Kashi or Nature's Path granola bars