Snack Options

Any time you are going more than four hours between meals, you should make sure you have a snack to keep your metabolism hot and your insulin levels even. Below are some suggestions for midmorning, midafternoon, and before-bedtime snacks.

1 small red apple with 2 Tbsp. almond butter.

5 whole-grain crackers (i.e., woven wheat crackers) topped with sliced mozzarella (approximately 2 oz.).

Trail Mix: 2 Tbsp. raisins with 1 oz. mixed nuts (approximately 20-24 nuts).

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese topped with 1 cup fresh berries and 1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds.

Beef jerky (approximately 2 oz.) with 8 whole-grain crackers.

20 low-fat chips (i.e., Sun Chips, which have good fiber) with G cup bean dip or hummus.

1 whole-wheat tortilla topped with G cup diced skinless chicken breast and G cup shredded cheddar, melted. Roll up and dip into salsa and 1 Tbsp. sour cream.

1 small green apple, thinly sliced, tossed with H avocado (cubed) and a splash of pear-infused vinegar (available in specialty and health food stores).

At smoothie store or a gym smoothie bar: Myoplex Lite blended with water and berries is always a safe bet. Mackie's personal favorite flavor: Cappuccino Ice.

Protein Shake: Mix 20 g whey protein powder (should contain no more than 4 g carbohydrates per 20 g), with 1 cup skim or soy milk and 1 cup berries (no sugar added). Stir in 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed (optional). Add ice and blend.

1 square dark chocolate (look for at least 70% cocoa) with 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter.

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