Thursday, August 28, 2008


I don't snack much during the week because I'm at work, but on the weekends I graze all day long. It's so easy to eat granola bars, fruit snacks, bags of chips, cookies, and even 100 calorie packs. Now the 100 calorie packs are good because of the portion control, but they're full of sugar, bad carbs, and preservatives. Not good! Resist!

My favorite snack option? Veggies and Hummus, or Fruit and Yogurt!
Now here's what I do every Saturday after my weekly grocery shop - I chop up all of my veggies and put them in tupperware or make a mixture in ziplock bags so I can grab and go all week long.
I make my own hummus at home with just a touch of tahini to keep it low fat, and I use plain yogurt with some honey and almond extract for my fruit.
You're SO much more likely to eat your veggies when they're waiting for you like the granola bars in the pantry.

Some of my favorites:
Carrot Sticks
Celery Sticks
Cucumber Sticks or Rounds
Bell Pepper Strips
Cherry Tomatoes
Broccoli Florettes

I also like to get a big melon or pineapple every week and chop it up and keep it in the fridge. You're much more likely to grab pineapple or watermellon chunks over ice cream when it's waiting for you and you don't have to process it!


  1. I totally agree with you on all points! Plus the small slices make you savor it and fool you into thinking you're eating more than you really are.

  2. So true about "processing" it. I try to do the same thing so its ready to go when I need it.

  3. I love that you post pictures! The visual really helps me out. That looks so good. I am going to stock my fridge at home and in my classroom with goodies like this. Thanks! :)

  4. was at a get-together once where they had 100 cal packs out and one of the guys was like "100 calorie packs are so good! but not so great for you when you have 6 of them." hahaha.

  5. Hi, just found your blog and love it! Do you mind if I add you to my blogroll?

  6. Hey, loving your blog. very motivating! You have done such an awesome job :)
    Feel free to check out mine, although its on wordpress, and a newie!