Trim Healthy Mama is big about when we have a snack in between our meals (somewhere between 2 ½ to 3 hours after your last meal) that it needs to include some sort of protein with it. This will help sustain you until your next meal and also give your metabolism the boost it needs to keep going strong all day.
Here are some examples of snacks you can do throughout your day! There are really ENDLESS possibilities of snack pairings you can put together, but this will give you some ideas of my favorites! I will add to this list as time goes on!
Also, for more inspiration on easy, fast meals (not using recipes), food shortcuts you can buy at your local Walmart, or meal plan ideas, visit my Trim Healthy Mama section on our blog: Trim Healthy Mama | matthewfivefive.
***Word of encouragement for you: Do not get overwhelmed when thinking of all the changes to your health you are having to make!! This is a steady and slow process! It took me 4 years to officially make all the changes I needed to for our health. Concentrate on swapping out one thing at a time as you run out of the food items in your home with an on-plan, healthy food item! Simple swaps is what will get you to eventually where your whole lifestyle is centered around the health you desire! YOU CAN DO THIS!
◦ I LOVE this blog article with awesome snack ideas and recipes:
FP- Fuel Pull means a low carb & low fat snack:
◦ frozen strawberries (or any other kind of berry) mashed into cottage cheese￼ and a tiny bit of Stevia￼.
◦ Oikos Triple Zero yogurt with added berries if desire.
S- Fat snack:
◦ Handful of nuts & cheese stick
◦ Oikos Triple Zero yogurt with handful of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips!
◦ Whisps cheese chips & handful of nuts
◦ Slimfast Keto bar
-Homemade Cheez Its!!!! Get really thin cheese slices and cut into fours, sprinkle with salt and put it into the oven at 250° for 35 minutes. Broil it the last two minutes so it gets extra crispy. You can get really thin cheese slices from the deli and have them slice it on the thinnest setting, or you can buy the Sargento cheddar thin sliced cheese!￼
E- Carb snack:
◦ whole banana or other fruit (non-berry) and light mozzarella cheese stick
◦ cottage cheese with frozen strawberries with banana￼￼￼ or other fruit (non-berry)
◦ Cottage cheese on sprouted-grain toast with garlic salt sprinkled on top
◦ Laughing Cow Light cheese spread on sprouted-grain toast with garlic salt sprinkled on top
◦ Salsa & handful of baked corn chips with Light mozzarella cheese stick