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Healthy Lifestyle Challenge #13 – Healthy Snacking

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great day!

Before we get started on tomorrow’s challenge, I wanted to check in with you… you should be getting 30 minutes of exercise EACH day this week…are you? What about you’re desk – is it looking decluttered and more organized? With the end of the school year quickly approaching, I’m all about throwing stuff out!!

Now onto TOMORROW’S CHALLENGE:

I know I’m a day early with this challenge, but I wanted to give you a chance to prepare.

Pack a healthy snack for you and a friend.

Why?

Eating healthy snacks is an easy way to ensure that your body is getting the nutrients and energy it needs throughout the day. Planning your snack and preparing them in advance is a great way to stay on track with healthy eating. Getting a friend or colleague involved in your healthy eating behaviours makes sticking to the plan much easier, so share this post, and your snack with them!

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How?

Healthy snacks should:

  • Be between 150-200 calories
  • Include foods from at least 2 of the 4 food groups – one should be a carbohydrate (for a quick energy) and the other should be a protein (to help you feel full and sustain your energy until your next meal)
  • Be eaten mid-morning and mid-afternoon or about 3 hours after a meal – having small meals and snacks throughout the day keeps your blood sugar stable and your metabolism running at its most efficient

Here are some great snack options:
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I look forward to hearing how you are doing with these challenges!

Let us know what healthy snack you prepared of you and a friend!

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WIAW #3

It’s Wednesday, which means another instalment of What I Ate Wednesday!

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My focus this week has been on packing a bigger “lunch” with more snacks to help me make it through the 3pm sugar cravings!

My work schedule allows me the opportunity to eat between 9:30-11, 12:15-1:30, and after 3pm. Although most people would be ok eating lunch at 12:15, I am not! There is no way I can go from 6:30 am to 12:15 pm without eating! No way!

So, I pretty much split my lunch into smaller snacks and eat at little at 9:30am, a little more at 12:30pm, and the rest at 3pm. And, I’m pleased to say, it’s working! By eating more frequently throughout the day, I am craving less sugar and not eating like a hug pig the minute I walk in the door after work!

So, here’s what I ate today….

Breakfast (6:30am)

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2 egg omelet with shredded cheddar cheese and a slice of light rye toast with raspberry jam. My husband bought me an awesome little omelet maker for Christmas and I have to say, it makes THE best omelettes ever! The are so fluffy!

Snack #1 (9:45am)

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One avocado. This was the first time I had ever eaten plain avacado…it was yummy…but really filling!

Snack #2(12:30pm)

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Crackers and Cheese, 1 Apple (sliced) and one Eat Clean Dark Fudgy Brownie

Snack #3 (3pm)

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Banana

Dinner (5:30pm)

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Pork Tenderloin, Broccoli and Grilled Red Pepper

Snack #4 (7:00pm)

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Eat Clean Apple Crisp This apple crisp was ah-mazing! Seriously, probably the best I’ve ever had! You should make it, it’s easy, quick and clean…what more could you as for?

Here is a nutritional summary of my day:

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How was your Wednesday?

What do you eat?

WIAW #2

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a fabulous day!

This week is flying by…can’t believe it’s Wednesday already!

I usually forget to take pictures I everything I eat in a day, but not today! I’m super pumped to join Jenn over at Peas an Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday!

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Breakfast

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A mixed berry smoothie with skim milk, Greek yogurt and protein powder. Totally forgot to add the chia seeds, hemp hearts and ground flax seed, oops! Next time!

Snack

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After my 3 mile run, I wolfed down 2 Eat Clean Honey Peanut Butter Cups and some strawberries.

Lunch

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Lunch was leftover Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Pears and Parmesan.

Snack

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After my workout I was starving! Unfortunately all I had left to eat were plain old carrot sticks. They did not hit the spot 😦

Dinner

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Hubby made a yummy dinner tonight. Ham, bacon-cheddar scallop potatoes and broccoli. Yum! I love it when I don’t have to make dinner 🙂

Snack

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Yep, that’s a wagon wheel! I haven’t had one of these since elementary school! I could not resist buying a box at the grocery store last night, lets hope my husband eats the other 7 or I’m going it have to do a lot of running to burn them off!

Overall today was a pretty good food day – minus the wagon wheel. Packing a lunch and snacks definitely helped me stay on track. I wish I would have brought a little bit more to snack on. I’ll have to remember that for Friday.

Do you pack a lunch and snacks to take to work?
I’m in desperate need of healthy snack ideas, please share!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 21

Monday, June 11
Day 21

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #10 – Seeing as we were away for the weekend, and there was nothing in the house to make smoothies this morning, I took the easy way out and headed to Booster Juice. I picked up a Strawberry Sunshine Smoothie which is made up of strawberries, passion fruit, guava, bananas and yogurt. I brought it home, poured it into the blender, added 2 cups of kale and mixed it up. It was d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.!!

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Lunch – Green Smoothie # 11 – Strawberry & Raspberry Protein Smoothie – one word… yummo!

Ingredients:
2 cups kale
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder
1 cup water

 

 

 

Afternoon Snack – one Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie – yep, I showed a little restraint and actually only ate one. I’m thoroughly impressed with myself!

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Dinner – leftover Pizza and Salad

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
8 hours straight!

88 Unexpected Snacks Under 100 Calories

I saw this post this morning, and just had to share! So many quick, easy and delicious snacks!