1 cup 1% cottage cheese topped with ½ cup sliced red grapes
Nutrition: 260 cals | 32g protein | 3g fat | 29g carbsWhy’s this snack brilliant? Well… first of all because it (in a really weird way) kinda reminds me of cheesecake… and well.. come on, we all know that’s just awesome! Something about the savory/salty flavor of the cheese, and the sweetness and crunchiness of the grapes.. i just love it! Instead of just eating a full cup of grapes, which are super sweet and pretty high carb, I balance this snack out by adding some protein and ‘volume’ with the cottage cheese.A sliced apple topped with 1 tbsp Maranatha all-natural almond butter + a sprinkle of cinnamon
Nutrition: 180 cals | 3g protein | 8g fat | 26g carbs
Why’s this snack brilliant? Adding cinnamon to this high-carb snack actually helps slows down the whole digestion process. The benefits? Your blood sugar levels jump less than they would have by eating the apple sans cinnamon and you feel full longer 🙂 score!
2 tomato-basil rice cakes with ½ cup 1% cottage cheese
Nutrition: 200 cals | 18g protein | 5.5g fat | 25g carbs
Why’s this snack briliant? This is another one of those “reminds me of” snacks. And it kinda “reminds me of” pizza! Seriously delish… just so very delish.
2 plain rice cakes topped with 1 tbsp Maranatha all-natural chocolate almond butter + ½ a banana (if you really want a sweet tooth fix, sub the 2 plain cakes for 1 chocolate chip caramel rice cake! 😉 hehe)
Nutrition: 215 cals | 5g protein | 9g fat | 32g carbs
Why’s this snack briliant? Hollywood has it’s power couples, and the world of food has almond butter. Ha ha. Yes, it’s really THAT good for you! Not only is it a super-healthy fat, it’s also packed with 7g of protein per serving. Protein being a bit more complex than the simple carbs (the rice cakes) takes longer for our body to digest, which is another bonus. Are you noticing a trend here? ha ha! Slow digesting foods are your friend. 😉
2 cups watermelon cubes dipped in ½ cup vanilla-flavored greek yogurt
Nutrition: 215 cals | 12g protein | 2g fat | 38g carbs
Why’s this snack briliant? Oh my goodness… my mouth is watering just thinking about this one! Gotta make this explanation quick. Greek yogurt is higher in protein than just regular yogurt, which helps prevent muscle loss, and fills you up. Also, watermelon is a superfood and the vanilla with the melon-y goodness is just unreal… seriously. Schwiiiing! (FYI: nutrition info listed is for Oikos 0%)
A banana sliced down the middle and spread with 1 tbsp Maranatha all-natural almond butter
Nutrition: 145 cals | 3g protein | 8g fat | 18g carbs
Bonus: Pretty much just an upgrade to the classic PB and banana combo… but there’s just something so irresistible about the more mild, but creamier flavor of almond butter. Try it try it, try it! You gonna like it. 😉 #OBSESSED.