Favourite healthy snacks?
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Tomorrow sees the start of a new school term, and the return of my 50-60 hour work week....so the time is ripe for researching some healthy snack options....
After a 10/11 hour day I like to go to the gym, so having a good afternoon snack is what helps keep me going. A day in the life for me during termtime tends to be:
5/5.30am wake up, 30 minutes crosstraining
6am coffee, shower, change
6.30am commute across town, second cup of coffee
7.30am arrive at work, muesli or porridge as I set up for the day
(Typical workday is 7.30-5.30 M-Th, 7.30-4.30 F, with at least two nights where work will go to 7,8,9 or 10 pm due to functions)
12.20pm lunch - salad, soup, meat/fish and veggies, baked potato the frequent choices
5.30pm ish pack up at work then either commute home>workout, gym/class/swim>home, or social/volunteering functions.
My fiancé and I eat our evening meal around 8/8.30 and it's usually quite light as bedtime is between 10 and 11. After dinner is a little time for catching up, chores, reading, TV and net time.
As you can see, that 4.30 snack is key....so some extra inspiration would be great!
Below are a few of my favourites - do you have any more to add?
Wholemeal pita bread and/or crudites with hummus or salsa.
Easy-make oats with honey (this is great for when I'm working beyond 6 and need some carbs!).
Cheese cubes and grapes.
Chopped fruit or veggies.
Greek yogurt with berries or honey.
Wholemeal tortillas filled with low fat cream cheese, turkey and lettuce.
Cheerios as popcorn, or popcorn itself.