Snacking can make or break your fitness goals. A snack you may think is healthy, such as a granola bar or handful of trail mix, can have more calories, carbs, fats and sugars than you would think!! When trying to reach your fitness goals, it is important to snack throughout the day but the key is what you snack on! You want to avoid sugary items like candy, soda and processed foods and stick with lower calorie foods such as lean proteins, vegetables and a small serving of fats. Snacking isn’t grazing so you want to be sure you have a set snack prepared and when you are done, you are done. Grazing can lead you to adding countless calories to your day which in turn can jeopardize your goals. I suggest you prepare your snacks in advance so you can avoid grazing. Check out some of my favorite easy to prepare snacks. These all have 3 or less ingredients and are less than 150 calories each!
Gina’s Top 25 Snacks with 3 Ingredients or Less and under 150 calories
1. 5-6 Egg Whites with Mixed Bell Peppers
2. No Carb Protein Pancake: 1 Scoop of Protein, 2 egg whites, 1 tsp baking powder
3. 5-6 Hard Boiled Egg Whites mixed Mustard and minced celery
4. 1 Brown Rice Cake Smothered with 1 tbsp Nut Butter
5. Celery & 2 tbsp Nut Butter
6. 1/3 cup Oatmeal with 1/4 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree and a touch of stevia
7. 1-2 Low Carb Tortilla broiled to make a “chip” and dipped in Salsa
8. 2-3 oz Low Sodium Turkey Breast (Deli Meat) wrapped around Bell Pepper and jicama strips
9. 3 oz Canned Tuna mixed with minced Jicama and Celery
10. 1/2 cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt with 1/4 cup Fresh mixed berries and topped with 1 tsp chia seeds
11. Celery & Jicama Strips with a side of Salsa
12. 3-4 oz Sweet Potato topped with Cinnamon & Stevia
13. Cucumbers & Stevia (Tastes Just like Watermelon!)
14. 4 oz Chicken Breast wrapped in Lettuce topped with Dill Mustard
15. Simple Turkey Balls: 3 oz Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 1/4 cup oatmeal and 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
16. Coconut Berry Gelato: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/4 cup frozen berries and 3 oz unsweetened coconut milk blended to perfection
17. Green Drink: 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein with 1 small Cucumbers & 2 Kale leaves
18. 5-6 Egg Whites & Salsa
19. 1 Large or 2 Small Low Carb Tortilla topped with 1/4 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon and Stevia
20. Nut Butter Ball: 1/4 cup Oats mixed with 1 tbsp Peanut Butter and rolled in 1 tbsp Chia or Flax Seeds.
21. 1/2 cup Sliced avocado and 3 sliced Strawberries drizzled with 1 tsp of Balsamic Vinegar
22. 1/2 avocado topped with diced tomatoes and a dash of pepper
23. 1/2 banana with 1 tbsp nut butter
24. 1/2 avocado filled with 1/4 cup non fat Greek Yogurt
25. 1 rice cake topped with 2 teaspoons almond butter and 1/2 sliced apple