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5 Snacks That Are Actually Healthy


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By the way, did you hear I was recently featured on Tea it Up Podcast? I was the guest speaker as they launched Mo' Better Heatlh and got to sit down and share my story and tips for transitioning to a healthy lifestyle. You can catch this awesome podcast HERE!



In the podcast I talked about some of my favorite snacks when transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. The good news is that you don't have to give up the pizza, chips, ice cream and cookies. You just might need to make them at home and substitute for healthier ingredients.

Eating healthy can be flavorful and tasty. The more you experiment, the more you will find what you like and what works for you!

Don't let the transition from fast food and junk food be intimidating or become overwhelming! Try one new healthy recipe a week and find what works for you and your family!

Make small changes consistently over long periods of time and you will find yourself getting healthier everyday!


When I find myself struggling to eat in freedom living (click here to learn about freedom living), I'm usually deficient in a nutrient or a macro. For me, it tends to be when my magnesium is low or I'm not eating enough fat. I find myself not wanting to eat pleaser foods as often, and reaching for the casava root chips or the organic sugary candy or the veggie chips. Nothing necessarily wrong with those unless, I eat more than a fistful and I'm not at 0. If I overeat these, or I'm not at a 0, then, Houston, we have a problem. You can learn more about 0-5 and pleaser foods in my coaching program, Your Best Self: Freedom Living. Granted, those foods aren't red light foods or reject foods, but they are teaser foods (I teach this concept in Freedom Living) and just aren't giving me the nourishment that my body is craving. I find that by making snacks on the weekend to keep in the house prepped and ready for the week, I stay more in control and on my path of freedom living, which leads to better health and a better waistline. I want to share a recipe for a protein ball or fat bomb that has served me well, along with 4 of my other favorite snacks, and I felt like you all may appreciate these as well. It's super simple and takes 5 minutes or less to make! My 5 Favorite Snacks: 1. Protein Balls:


Ingredients:

1/3 cup of nut butter or peanut butter (click HERE my affiliate link for a peanut butter from Amazon

1/4 cup of raw, local honey

1 scoop of protein powder (click my affiliate link for the protein powder I prefer.)

3 tablespoons of  ground flax seed  (click HERE for my affiliate link for a affordable flax seed)

3 tablespoons of chocolate chips or carob chips  (click HERE for my affiliate link for my favorite dark chocolate chips that don't have sugar in them.)

Directions:

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll into 10 balls.

2. Refrigerate to firm up balls.

3. Enjoy!




2. Veggies and Hummus

This is one of my favorite post-workout snacks or meals. On the weekends, I like to slice up carrots and hummus and store them in mason jars with filtered water. Store them in the fridge so they are ready to grab throughout the week.


I love dipping carrots and celery in garlic hummus. My favorite organic hummus comes from Aldi, and ya'll, it's REALLY good!!!


3. Apples and Peanut Butter

I recently found Cosmic Crisp Apples that come from Washington State, and oh my goodness. They are scrumptious!!! Have you tried them yet? My husband and I love slicing these up and dipping them in peanut butter for some delicious yumminess.


4. Raw Juice

Raw juice is a easy way to get nutrients into your body quickly. I love green based juices, carrot based juices and others.  They are convenient and can be taken on the go and pump your body with good nutrients that can reverse disease and heal the body. Grab my FREE 3 Day Juicing Guide by clicking HERE.


5. Dark Chocolate

Did you think I could complete this blog without mentioning chocolate?! LOL Ok, I guess technically the protein balls could have chocolate in them depending on how they are made, but dark chocolate can be a sweet treat that is loaded with magnesium. Magnesium helps reduce pain, helps with sleep, helps improve mood so yep, dark chocolate is really a power food!  It's actually also an anti-oxidant so it helps prevent the body from rusting. Rusting means the body is flooded with free radical toxins which causes inflammation and disease. So, I'd say dark chocolate is pretty healthy, huh?! Just make sure you choose a clean source like this brand, HU. 

Another favorite brand of mine is Lakanto and Lilly's.



What are your favorite snacks? I have recently found some new yummy snacks and will be featuring them in a future blog!



My own weight loss journey has been years of failing forward, but as you can see, I am healthiest and happiest at the age of 40 then I have ever been. Would you like to have your own success story? Reach out to me at atruebalancellc@gmail.com to schedule a free consultation.