Here are a few ideas on the days your system is crashing. They are also dense with valuable vitamins that will give you a bit of energy to get you through the day.
Potential Healthy Snacks
String cheese and whole grain or gluten-free crackers
Sliced apples and almond butter
Greek yogurt with your fruit of choice, walnuts, and various seeds
A small handful of raw nuts, such as cashews, walnuts, almonds, pistachios
Homemade dried kale, sweet potato, or zucchini chips
Homemade date nut balls
No-bake energy balls
Veggies and hummus
Bowl of oatmeal
Bowl of Granola with almond milk
Potential Healthy Simple Meals
Avocado chicken with gluten free wraps
Turkey taco lettuce wraps
Frozen organic gluten free meals like Amy’s
gluten free toast topped with mashed avocado and a fried egg
Soups and stews made in the crock pot
Grilled cheese made with sliced cheddar cheese and thinly sliced green apples with a bit of mustard
Veggie burger or grass-fed burger on a whole grain or gluten-free bun
Eggs, gluten free English muffin, and fruit
Green protein smoothie
Wild salmon, baked or grilled with a salad
Any kind of stir fry
Anything cooked in a crock pot
Any casserole meal
You can make foods that freeze well, then just thaw one out, heat it up, and enjoy. When we make cookies, I wrap them in twos and freeze them. Then if I have a sweet craving, I just take them out of the freezer.
I do my best to eat clean, and organic when possible. If you eat meat, grass-feed beef, wild fish, and free-range chickens are best. If you eat gluten free, thrive.com has great prices and a wide variety to choose from. Be sure to get some kind of protein with every meal it will give you a sustaining energy boost.
I keep protein bars, fresh fruit, unsweetened apple sauce, Greek yogurt, raw almonds and walnuts, string cheese, and whole grain crackers on hand to just quickly grab. It’s all about doing what’s easiest and most convenient for you and your family.
Anyone have any input on snack and meal ideas that work for you?