I love snacks. Love love love love them. Snacking is probably my favorite. Especially if I have good snacks. I’m not talking about a bag of potato chips, or cookies. I’m talking about good for you snacks that just make you feel good about eating, while being filling!
Meals are different. Those are usually sporadic for this household. We never plan ahead. We’ve been trying to get better, but its difficult to get into a habit! I think I want to do something like this:
Awesome right? Looks simple and easy… even I could do it! A picture frame, scrapbook paper, letter stickers and a dry erase pen. Something like this would most definitely help me and hubs plan out our meals in advance and really think about what we’ll be eating.
I found the little excerpt below from the Tone It Up girls website.
Planning and preparing your meals the night before or in the morning before you head off to work or school makes you stop and think about the choices you’re making and what your eating. Knowing you have food with you and ready to go also makes it easier to resist temptation, whether it’s from snacks people bring in to the office or that urge to go out to lunch. Not only does packing your lunch make it 80% easier to stay on track for achieving your healthy eating and nutrition goals, but it saves you money at the same time! Think healthy food is too expensive? Some fresh veggies are nothing compared to how quickly the cost of eating lunch at a restaurant!
I need to start being intentional about packing snacks and lunches for myself. I tend to just “forget” and not even eat… which isn’t good at all. I’m making a trip to Sam’s Club this week, so I’ll grab fruit and healthy snacks in bulk, repackage them and remember to take them with me when I’m on the go! The way I remember? I put my car keys with my snacks or lunch, usually in the fridge. That way I have no excuse not to forget them!
Some great, healthy, snack ideas?
– No sugar added dried fruits
– Trail mix. Make sure you measure out your portions
– Almonds. 23 of them are only 162 calories
– Hummus and carrots
– 1-2 Tbsp peanut butter with apples or bananas
– Hard boiled eggs
If you’re really serious about making a life change to get healthy, be extra intentional about planning out meals and packing lunches/snacks. It’ll help you be more aware of what you’re putting into your body! Its been said that it takes 3 weeks to make a habit stick. If you start on Sunday, in 21 days you’ll be unstoppable 🙂