Top 5 favourite snacks!

With me stepping up my gym game as of late I have been needing to eat a lot more, having to make sure I am getting enough protein, carbs and fats each day as well as all the right amounts of vitamins and nutrients, in order to build muscle and keep my joints and bones healthy. I aim to eat 5 meals a day which can include eggs, salmon, chicken, avocado, broccoli, turkey bacon, tomato's, brown rice, oatmeal, more chicken, the occasional steak and ground turkey. I use a lot of these ingredients during the week and like to mix them up to make a variety of dishes so I don't get bored. Today I thought I would share some of my favourite go to snacks though for when I need a little pick me up or a few extra calories. :)

Lenny and Larry's cookies.
I tried these cookies a few weeks back and oh my goodness they are delicious. I'm not always a huge fan of Protein bars as I always feel like they have that funny protein taste that seems very processed, but these don't have that at all. It's literally like you are eating a cookie! They have so many flavors to choose from, such as birthday cake, coconut chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia, snickerdoodle, pumpkin and lemon just to name a few. I'm loving the double chocolate one at the moment. I'm also really eager to try their Muscle Brownies and Muffins. You can check out all the delicious options here: https://www.lennylarry.com/a/21563 Right now they are also doing a mystery box of 12 cookies for just $19.95 which is definitely a fun way to try some of their flavours! :)


Protein shake.
Often after I workout I don't always feel like eating right away. Lately I have been whipping up this yummy concoction of 1 banana, a scoop of whey protein, ice, water and a teaspoon of natural peanut butter. It helps me get the Protein my muscles need straight after a workout. I will also use this as a breakfast option too if I don't feel really hungry so early in the morning.


Power crunch bars.
These I adore! Like I mentioned above Protein bars aren't always my thing but when I'm craving something sweet and chocolaty I love that I can now turn to something like this that is far better for me than a bar of chocolate. Along with the cookies, these would have to be my absolute favourite Protein bar ever, I love that it is a wafer as it totally satisfies my biscuit cravings and just tastes so good. I like to keep these handy when I'm spending the day out and about so I don't get hangry and tempted to eat everything in sight. I find these at Walmart and Publix.


Peppers/ cherry tomato's.
I saw these tomato's and peppers in Walmart the other day and thought they would be perfect for snacking, I have been munching on them when I feel like I need some extra veggies and added vitamins. Usually I will have a portion with a few slices of deli chicken in order to bring the Protein up.

Ground Turkey/Broccoli.
This is super easy to whip up and I like preparing it so I have enough to last a few days. I keep a few containers in the fridge and will often have something like this as a lunch or dinner but with some whole grain brown rice, but I like to keep the lighter version, just the turkey and broccoli or green beans, available as a snack to make sure I'm getting plenty of protein in during the day and not reaching out for "bad" foods to nibble on.
What snacks do you enjoy? Do you have a favourite Protein shake mix or Protein bar? Or what do you like to whip up when you're hungry?
Have an awesome day!
Love Lucy xx


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2 comments :

  1. I really need to start eating more healthily - thanks for the inspiration!

    I never know what to eat as a snack that isn't bad for you. One of my favourite healthier choices is hummus with cucumber or carrot batons.

    Amber - ambambe.com

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    1. Aww, you're welcome, so happy you could pick up some ideas! :) Thank you for reading!
      Ooh i'm very much a fan of Hummus with vegetable sticks too! :) xx

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