Healthy snacks for busy days

“I’m so busy”

We wear the ‘busy’ identity like a badge of honor sometimes, and there are definitely days when we are all on-the-go without stopping.

Just don’t let that be an excuse for hitting the drive thru
Here are a few quick & easy snack ideas to keep at your desk or in your purse as well as a few things you can grab quickly while you’re about town:

  • Fruit – apples, bananas & oranges are easily packed & don’t need to be refrigerated
  • 2 TB raw nuts or pumpkin seeds – don’t overdo it.
  • Baby carrots, celery sticks, sliced cucumber or bell peppers, jicama sticks (Kroger sells them pre-cut & they’re yummy!)
  • Make your own the night before a busy day or grab a cold pressed juice or smoothie from The Weekly Juicery or your local juice shop
  • A few decent packaged options include:

Be intentional & be prepared – you’ll feel better and have more clean energy than if you had a sugary latte or order of fries…which will lead to increased focus & productivity for your busy schedule!

Sugar – It’s making you sick!

Sugar is making you sick!

Google it. Recent studies link sugars to everything from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, dementia, and metabolic syndrome.  Check out this article  by Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, authors of The Alzheimer’s Solution

What is just as scary is that sugar is hidden in tons of processed/packaged  foods like yogurts, cereal, ketchup, pasta sauces, granola bars, salad dressings…the list is endless.

The takeaway: JUST EAT REAL FOOD! If you do eat something that comes in a package – read the label – if you don’t recognize an ingredient, google it – chances are it’s another name for sugar.

You are what you eat

What you consume, you become…so choose wisely.

Healthy, vibrant food = healthy, vibrant body.
Positive, motivating, uplifting books and podcasts = positive, focused mind.
Strong, vigorous workout = powerful,energetic body.
Supportive, loving friends = fortified, generous spirit.

Today, consciously choose to put in so much positive, there’s no room left for anything negative.  Eat healthy, get in a great workout, reach out to a friend, and read or listen to something uplifting.

A few of my favorites:

The Rich Roll podcast

Dr. Chatterjee’s book and podcast

The Deliciously Ella Podcast

Healthy Human Revolution Podcast