Tuesday, June 25, 2013

5 More Healthy Snacks to keep in house!

So, I have been getting a lot of questions about healthy snacks and what people should eat between meals or after workouts. We have posted some healthy snacks before on our website but here are a few of my personal favorites....

Simple Banana and Peanut butter Sliders
** Cut 1 banana into slices and spread your favorite crunchy or creamy peanut butter between two slices and voila! (Try not to use too much peanut butter, as that is where the majority of the calories and healthy fats will come into play... practice that moderation we have been talkin' about!**

Raw Energy Balls
** 8 tablespoons Peanut butter, 1 tsp Vanilla, 1/3 cup honey, 1.5 cup Oats,  1/4 cup organic ground flaxseed, optional= 1.4 cup small dark chocolate chips. Mix all ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator for an hour before forming into balls**

Greek Yogurt Stuffed Strawberries
** 1 tbsp Cinnamon, about 3 large strawberries, 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 tsp honey. Mix honey and greek yogurt together and stuff in strawberries, dash with cinnamon!**

Peppered Avocado and Tomato on Organic Multigrain toast
**1 slice of Apline Valley Organic Mulit-Grain with Omega-3 bread, 1/3 sliced or mashed avocado,  and 1 or 2 slices of tomato, topped with pepper to taste. I know this sounds weird but if you are an avocado lover.. you'll love this.***

Cottage Cheese and Fruit
Cottage Cheese is one of the top 5 foods for muscle recovery. If you are not a fan of cottage cheese, I suggest trying to find a new found respect for it :)
8oz of non-fat cottage cheese has 28 grams of protein
It is naturally a rich source of the muscle building amino acid Leucine, more than eggs or yogurt.
It is recommended to consume 15-25 grams within the first few hours of a work out to feed your muscles after all of your hard work!
This is a simple post work out snack that I LOVE:
1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup strawberries, 1/3 sliced banana and a dash of cinnamon

Hope these helped give your life a little spice and variety... More delicious recipes coming soon!

Thanks, Guys ;)