happy national nutrition month!

Hi friends. If you don’t know, now ya know, March is National Nutrition Month – yay!

Sidenote – If you’re new to the blog, I studied Nutrition in college (inspired by my own past personal health experiences) and have a degree in it, so Nutrition Month is exciting for me ha. πŸ™‚

I woke up around 5 this morning UGH, and couldn’t go back to sleep to save my life. So I decided to throw together some of my favorite healthy snacks, in honor of this month. It’s also National RD DayΒ todayΒ so to all my RD/RD-to-be friends, cheers to you.

I’ll start with my all-time FAVE, my go-to, my I-eat-this-too-much snack…

1. Apple + natural peanut butter/almond butter. I eat at least one apple a day, usually two. And while it hasn’t exactly kept the doctor away (lol), it is the perfect snack. The fiber in the apple makes it filling, and apples are so low-calorie that you don’t really have to worry about it. Just don’t over-do it with the PB! Healthy fats found in PB are great, just keep it to a tablespoon or two.

2. Greek yogurt + rice cake. This gets you some whole grains (go for the whole grain, lightly salted rice cakes!) plus dairy from the yogurt. What I love about Greek yogurt is how much protein it packs in, so you also get that as well! It’s a great pre/post workout snack.

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3. Whole wheat tortilla + PB + banana. This one is such a yummy combo – and it’s also great with a little bit of honey drizzled on top. You can make it plain, or make it warm like a quesadilla. Either way, you’re getting whole grain + carb from the tortilla, protein + healthy fats from the PB, and the potassium + vitamin B6 of the banana (and of course a serving of fruit).

4. Fruit + yogurt parfait. I love this for breakfast, especially because you can tailor it to what you’re craving. You can use regular greek yogurt, or strawberry yogurt, or vanilla… Whatever flavor you want that day! Just try to choose low- or non-fat yogurt. Slice up whatever fruit you’re craving to go with it (I usually do strawberries, banana, and sometimes blueberries or raspberries). Then top it off with your choice of low-fat granola and YUM. I may or may not be eating one right now..

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That’s all I’ve got for now, kinda short and simple sorry! I hope to be posting more recipes on here soon. Cooking has become a new love, right up there with shopping πŸ˜‰

What are your favorite healthy snacks?! Please share!

XO beth

 

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