Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quick, healthy mid-meal ideas to keep you lean:

  • Apple or other fruit with almond butter 
  • Hummus with carrots sticks or sliced red/yellow/orange peppers
  • Guacamole with carrot sticks or sliced red/yellow/orange
  • Ricotta cheese (grass-fed if possible) mixed with cocoa powder, stevia, and vanilla extract (delicious high protein, low carb snack!)
  • Hard boiled egg with carrot and celery sticks,red pepper hummus is my favorite
  • Celery sticks with organic peanut butter or almond butter ( a classic quick snack)
  • Avocado slices wrapped in deli turkey breast (one of my favorite quick snack)
  • A piece of sprouted grain toast (sprouted grain preferred nutritionally over “whole grain” with nut butter
  • Fresh sliced pineapple with a handful of macadamia nuts
  • Protein Shakes
  • Meatballs
  • Egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, turkey salad, or shrimp salad on Nut Thins or cucumber, zucchini, celery, tomatoes or red pepper slices…
  • Turkey jerky, turkey sticks
  • Pumpkin or sun flower seeds
  • Turkey or chicken franks, cut up with or with out dip
  • Olives
  • Omelets

Meat Rollups:
To make one meat rollup:
  1. One lettuce leaf (except head/iceberg lettuce)
  2. Thinly sliced meat (i.e. chicken, bologna (nitrate/nitrite free) beef (free range)
  3. Spread 1 stp Mayo (home made mayo (see recipe) or nut butter)
  4. Roll up lettuce leaf and use a toothpick to hold it together
  5. Can add sliced havarti or provolone if not dairy intolerant

Mayonnaise (home made)
·         1 whole egg (organic only)
·         1 egg yolk
·         ½ tsp celtic salt or mineral salt
·         ½ Tbsp lemon juice (optional)
·         1 ½ cups expeller pressed oil (use a combo of olive and grapeseed and flaxseed oils)
·         In blender or food processor blend egg, salt and lemon juice. Blend for 5 seconds, then SLOWLY add oil by pouring in a thin thread as you blend. Do Not Over Mix. Pour in a glass jar. Additions: if desired :Horseradish, Wasabi, Stevia, Glycerin                                                                                                                                           

Now you have ZERO EXCUSES for resorting to junk food snacks on the road or at the office, when you have all of the delicious and healthy fat-burning snack ideas right here!


  1. Good ideas! I also like pico de gallo (fresh chunky salsa) with celery sticks.

    1. Yes Denise, just add a little protein and you're good to go :)