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Work outs at Flirty Girl Fitness

Healthy Snack Time

I don’t know about you, but the more I stick to my work out routine, and hit the gym regularly… the hungrier I get! So, I am always scouring the web, asking my friends, and trying out new healthy snacks to munch on during the day and post workout that will satisfy the hunger while keeping me on my healthy track to a fitter me.

Juices @ Lady Marmalade Beets, Apples, Ginger

Juices @ Lady Marmalade
Beets, Apples, Ginger

I am a strong believer in eating small frequent meals, eating little bit of everything, and as of late, I have been cutting out all junk food (minus the odd piece of dark chocolate and glass of red wine), and really paying attention to incorporating “real” foods. If I want fruit or berries… I have them, but I don’t have any jams, sugar filled juices, or yogurt with faux fruit at the bottom. If I want bread, I choose dark rye. If I want dairy, I have Greek yogurt or almond milk. Just making small, healthier changes to your lifestyle is a giant leap into the right direction.

Hummus & House Made Dips from Rose City Kitchen (new restaurant, opening soon!!)

Hummus & House Made Dips from Rose City Kitchen (new restaurant, opening soon!!)

For during the day, I try to have an orange or banana on hand, and a few slices of apple or celery with all-natural peanut butter.

Try some of these Snack options to help keep you full and satisfied all day! And share with me any ideas you have in the comments section or via Twitter. Also, don’t forget to drink  lots of water! Sometimes your body tricks you… and you aren’t ACTUALLY hungry, you are just dehydrated. So if you keep that water bottle nearby and sip first, you may cut those cravings in half.

Whole wheat fibre waffle, with Greek yogurt and black berries.

Whole wheat fibre waffle, with Greek yogurt and black berries.

–  Jello (sometimes with a dollop of low calorie Cool Whip… to satisfy some dessert cravings on weekends)

–  Cup of butter-free popcorn (I make it on the stove.. because I think microwaves are disgusting, radiation machines… I mean, that can’t possibly be healthy)

–  Protein Shakes (w/ almond milk, ice, banana, and New Zealand Whey powder)

–  Peanut Butter (preferably all-natural) + banana on rice cakes

–  Hummus and celery, pita or tomatoes (really, hummus w/ anything is amazing)

–  Oven roasted turkey with light mozzarella cheese, swap the bread or pita with a big ole piece of lettuce and voíla: lettuce wrap

–  Greek Yogurt with almonds, granola, berries or Special K cereal

–  Oranges

–  Coconut Slices

–  Hard boiled egg

–  Fresh avocado, spread that on a rice cake and YUMMMMMM

Hope some of these help you stay full through your busy work days, and into the gym! I’d love to hear some of your snack favourites and add them to my roster, so keep me posted @laurenmarias.

Dessert time: Blackberries with CoolWhip and low fat chocolate pudding.

Dessert time: Blackberries with CoolWhip and low fat chocolate pudding.

xx

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