The following post was written by New York-based trainer David Kirsch.
After Kirsching your kitchen, you may find yourself underwhelmed when you open the cabinet . . . What's there to snack on?!
Hang in there. When you said bye-bye to the chips, cookies, ice creams, and all things decadent, you made it that much easier to keep your wellness program in check. Snack attacks can be dangerous, especially when you have trigger foods within grabbing reach.
That said, snacking is an essential component to your five-meal-a-day plan. You must eat around the clock to keep your metabolism in full gear, blood sugar stable, and burn fat all day long — which is easy to do when you have the right foods on hand . . .
Need some ideas? Here are some of my favorite snacks, along with healthful New York Minute tips to plan for the busy week ahead:
- Always have raw almonds on hand. This nutrient-dense snack will put your hunger in check and pull you through to the next meal. Buy individual packets and store in your bag or briefcase.
Snack serving: 10 raw almonds, for just 70 calories, and 3 g of protein
- A small 3 oz. can of light tuna provides you with 20 g of protein for just 90 calories, along with essential omega-3 fatty acids! You can buy cans in bulk, and take one with you in your bag.
Snack serving: One can
Three more snack ideas after the break.
- Packed with protein, three hard-boiled egg whites are just 50 calories! On Sunday night, hard-boil a dozen eggs to last you through until the end of the week.
Snack serving: Two to three egg whites
- A green apple is always a delicious treat — and easy to bring with you wherever your travels take you!
Snack serving: One medium apple, 80 calories
- On the go? Grab a nonfat Greek yogurt! It packs in probiotics and protein with under 100 calories. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top to bring out the natural flavors.
Snack serving: 6 oz. nonfat Greek yogurt
For more tips, recipes, and workouts, be sure to check out all of David's posts here on FitSugar.