Monday, 20 January 2014


Consistent exercise and dieting are the key ingredients in the fight towards weight-loss, yet contrary to popular belief, opting for just one of these won't achieve results. I know - I've tried.

Today I'll be talking about snacking, something I think we're all pretty familiar with. How many times a day do we find ourselves sifting through the cupboard/fridge until we can find something sweet or savoury or totalling triple digits on the calorie count to satisfy our snacking hunger? For me, I'm a total chocoholic; particularly at this post-Christmas time of the year where we've a ready abundance of chocolate just waiting to be eaten.

That being said, last week, I completely rebooted the kitchen snacking system; I did an enormous detox throw out of all the junk food sneaking around, and bought only the items I felt would aid in my reaching my goals.

On the Go:

  • Almonds (Essential fats and a whole lot of protein for a tiny nut)
  • Peaches (Antioxidants - think clear skin)
  • Bananas (High in potassium) 
  • Berries (Antioxidants, again)
  • Blueberries (Superfood)
  • Greek yogurt (Calcium, no added sugar, natural bacteria: Mix two table spoons of Greek yogurt with one table spoon of a yummy yogurt, alternatively, use Splenda or Stevia to naturally sweeten the taste)
  • Celery (No sugar, full of water to hydrate) 
  • Carrots (Make you see in the dark...Just kidding! Improved vision and reduces the risk of cancer)
  • Cucumber (Water rich, cure for hangovers, reduces the risk of cancer, aids in digestion)
  • Cashews (Low unsaturated fat, low GI, reduce risk of heart disease)
  • Dark chocolate square (No added sugar, lower blood pressure, increases brain blood flow)
  • Dried apricots, cranberries, apples, mango (with no added sugar)
  • Acai berries (antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids)
Light and Easy:
  • Banana and chocolate powder Protein Shake (2 minutes)
  • Celery and peanut butter (1 minute)
  • Avocado, cottage cheese, diced tomato on a rye Cruskit x 2 (4 minutes)
  • Tuna on a rye Cruskit x 2 (2 minutes)
  • Kale, apple carrot grape juice (5 minutes) - as seen on Shutterbean - life changer
  • Coconut water (can buy from a local vendor) 
  • Hard boiled egg (3 minutes)
  • Berry salad (5 minutes - add greek yogurt and honey on top for a super healthy, delicious snack)
  • Protein pancakes (10 minutes) 
  • Frozen yogurt covered fruit (freeze overnight for a light and easy morning snack)
  • Frozen berry, greek yogurt, banana smoothie (5 minutes)
  • Vegetable and cheese omelet (3 minutes)

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