What sounds wonderful when you are stressed? chocolate, carbs like cheetos or fast food and anything easy to grab. If you don't have healthy pre made options at your house, those unhealthy things will be calling your name. Here are some easy tips for
grab and go high protein snacks that fill you up and taste yummy!
1. Purchase, Wash and Chop
Put all your greens in the sink - Wash and bag all of your greens on Sunday so they’re ready to be thrown in any dish. Wash all of your other produce too (learn how to make berries last here), and pre-chop anything you’ll be able to grab to throw in a salad or for a snack, like red peppers, carrots, and celery. You can roast veggies in bulk and have them ready alongside the raw ones. Roast at 450 for 20 minutes tossed in avocado oil. When everything is cleaned, chopped, and stored, your fridge will look pretty and organized, which will help you feel in control of the week ahead.
2. Stock snacks.
Speaking of veggie sticks, prep other snacks you can grab on the go, even if that means just bagging nuts so they’re portable or pre-portion in hummus into containers. Our favorite protein snack recipe was featured in Amarillo Magazine. Its super simple. 1 cup almond butter, 1 cup gluten free oats, 2 cups of vegan chocolate shakeology ( see flavor options in the pic above and here to get yours > (www.beachbodycoach.com/suzimckee ) 1/2 cup lillys sugar free chocolate chips, 3 tablespoons organic honey, 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds, 2 tablespoons chia.. combine all , shape into balls and refrigerate. YUM!
Make big batches of plain quinoa, brown rice or another healthy grain to keep in the fridge so you have a base for different dishes to assemble throughout the week.
4. Prep protein.
Proteins like fish fillets don’t hold up that well, but you can add organic chicken breasts, turkey meat balls, (I love to cook in the instant pot) or grass-fed steaks in advance and store them to add to salads and grain bowls later. This will help you make sure the meat you eat is high-quality.
5. Plan for leftovers.
When you’re planning Sunday dinner, think big. Make a lasting dish that’s bound to end up in leftovers, like a big pot of veggie or grass-fed beef chili, a hearty soup, or a veggie casserole.
6. Make breakfast ahead.
Yogurt is always an easy go-to, you can probably skip this step. If not, Hard boil a dozen eggs, for instance, and they’ll be ready to eat with Ezekial toast and avocado mash. You can also make overnight oats in all different combos, which look super gorgeous on a fridge shelf in Mason jars (see overnight oats in our healthy recipe section of our blog)
7. Schedule workouts and personal to-dos.
It’s easy to get swept up in your work once you’re in the swing of things. In order to stay healthy and balanced, you need to prioritize getting things done for yourself, too. Even if you just go running in your neighborhood or do yoga in your living room, schedule those workouts into your calendar for the whole week, so they’re locked in like meetings. You can also choose a few high-priority personal to-dos that need to come off your long list . Need help with nutrition or workouts program? Feel free to book a free 10 minute session with me on how I might can help you with either. www.live-well-fit.com/training