As both a fitness nut and a junk food junkie, I am constantly finding myself in the same place as my clients, always thinking about ways to keep my eating habits healthy. This involves a lot of agonizing over what foods I really want to have, but know that if I indulge I will notice the effects in the way my pants fit the next day.
I often find myself sharing my healthy eating and snacking finds with my clients, so I thought I would share these tips and tricks with all of you Diet.com members!
Let's start with the basics: Obviously we shouldn't be reaching for Oreos, a pint of Ben & Jerry's, or a bag of Ruffles. Optimally it would be a piece of fruit, a vegetable or lean protein. As we all know, this doesn't always happen either. So what is practical, easy AND tasty?
My top three favorite healthy snacks are:
1. Baby carrots and ranch dip - they fill you up and taste great! To make the dip moderately healthy take one of the Hidden Valley Ranch Dip powder mix packets and mix it with a pint of fat free sour cream. TIP: Make sure you portion out a small amount (1/4 cup) of dip and put the rest in the fridge so you don't go overboard.