My husband and I have been working very hard (and pretty successfully!) to loss some of our post-baby weight. I call it post baby weight, because most of the extra weight that we both gained was not during my pregnancy, but in the year after our second daughter was born.
As I mentioned in last weeks Fit Tip Friday post, Cauliflower Pizza Crust, we had become too reliant on take out, sugar and caffeine to fuel our days with two young children.
I noticed that a big part of my healthy eating breakdown would come during this late afternoon time. I’d get the kids down for a nap, and I’d be ready for a snack, or a treat. I found myself always raiding the candy stash, making my self a second vanilla latte or toasting up a big piece of sour dough bread smothered in cheese (or lets face it, sometimes all three).
I realized that a big part of this afternoon snack was just the habit I had gotten into. By thinking of some healthier options ahead of time, I find that I make better choices when I get to that time of the day.
One of my current favorites now is a brown rice cake, with roasted garlic hummus (1 TBSP) and slices of avocado (about 1 oz).
This snack comes in at about 135 calories, 6.5 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of protein and 22 grams of carbs. In addition it is packed full of healthy fats and over 20 vitamins. The protein and the fat help you feel full and sated.
I have found so much of cleaning up my diet is just rethinking the way I normally do things!
What are your go-to healthy snacks??