If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love preparing things ahead of time. Another thing you may have learned is that I’m almost always snacking. I’m really active, and try to keep eating throughout the day. I believe this keeps me from overeating at meals or bingeing on unhealthy snacks when I’m starving.
I always have a variety of go-to snacks on hand both at home and throughout the day. I don’t count calories or try to spend too much time thinking about food, so I go for what I am hungry for at any given time. If I just completed a big workout, I’ll combine a few things for extra calories and protein.
Some of these ideas take a little prep—like boiled eggs and the Kodiak protein muffins. But a lot of them can be purchased and are ready to go! Some weeks I even clean and portion out things like berries and veggies, but some weeks I just grab them as I need them. Being okay with being flexible and not perfect in your diet is important!
Keep reading for the healthy snacks I almost always have stocked at home:
Not every life change has to be a sweeping new year’s resolution. In fact, the biggest changes you can make to your life are the little things that you do each and every day that add up. If you simply woke up 20 minutes earlier each morning to do yoga, that adds up to over 2 hours of exercise a week! Or if you swap out your daily $5 coffee for coffee made at home, you could save over $1,000 in a year (this stat fully applies to me…).
I’ve been curious about trying Hello Fresh for a while now. I’ve told y’all before that I am a terrible cook, and usually end up eating the same bland things for lunches and dinner. I also like the idea of having the right amount of ingredients for a meal, without having a ton of waste to throw away. Right now, I find it hard to use up perishable ingredients when I’m just cooking for myself.
I’m pretty sure you all already know this, but I’m a terrible cook. I’ve tried to get better, but it’s something I’ll probably never be great at. I have made a lot of progress in meal prepping my lunches for the work week, and making meals that I will actually eat, instead of leaving in the fridge while I buy something instead.
I try to keep a list of meal ideas to change it up each week. The key to me is that they are simple, filling, and include some good-for you protein and veggies. I thought I would round up some of my favorite lunch ideas for you guys so that you have no excuses not to prep this week!
This meal prep recipe was inspired by a superbowl party snack that my friend Amanda, over at Thirty-Two Degrees made. She brought some amazing greek pinwheels for one of our appetizers and they were literally SO good! I decided to make a “better for you” version to pack for work week lunches, and they turned out pretty good! Keep reading for the recipe below!
Making healthy changes to your life is hard. But, the key to a healthy lifestyle is adding up all of the little things that you do day in and day out. I’ve found that the easiest way to make change is to start little by little, instead of trying to make a shocking change.
Here are 5 habits that are easy to add into your day to make a step towards a better you: