So if you’re like me, there are those days by 10am you’re ready to chew your arm off. It’s past breakfast, too early for lunch but your stomach has other ideas. Or the opposite occurs. You’ve already had lunch and it’s now 2-2:30ish. You have another 2-4 hours before dinner and there is no way you will make it. You honestly believe your stomach is going to eat itself if it doesn’t get sustenance. Well fear not! Here is a snack you can have that is healthy, packed with protein AND super scrumptious! The biggest thing to keep in mind is that it’s a SNACK as in not a real meal nor should it be loaded up with stuff.
SNACK – A snack is a portion of food often smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals.
Got it? Remember that… SMALL PORTION.
THIS is my go-to snack when I’m Starvin’ like Marvin and could seriously chew my arm off!
Now with my being off work right now for a few more week with having surgery and all, I’m very limited to what I can do in the kitchen (which is seriously driving me crazy! I neeeeeeeeeeeeed to be in the kitchen here Mr. Surgeon!). THIS has been something I can make easily or better yet, Mr. Fantabulous can make for me. I don’t have to worry about eating unhealthy stuff or too much as right now I have been banned from the gym and any type of working out (again Mr. Surgeon, we really REALLY need to discuss this! I neeeeeeeeeeed to work out here. I live to run, pump iron and whip up awesomeness in the kitchen). LOL
This truly, for me, is the perfect snack!
It’s packed with protein, has good carbs, has fruit and some sweetness to it. It’s portioned out to the perfect size to help crave those hunger pains and help me get through the day!
What I love most about this is you can mix this up as much as you want!
Don’t like coconut? Leave it out – add in a different dried fruit.
Don’t like bananas? Go with fresh berries!
Maybe add in some chopped almonds for crunch or heck even some dark chocolate chips!
BUT my biggest reminder here is that THIS IS A SNACK! Don’t pile everything in there. Treat it as a one-for-one substitution.
Trust me, your thighs will thank you!Print
- 6 ounces Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- 1/2 banana cut into 1/4” slices
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)
- 2 Tbl raw coconut flakes
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 Tbl protein powder *optional – I like vanilla protein powder in this mix
- Add the yogurt into the bowl.
- Top with the protein powder, oats, banana slices, coconut and honey.
You can easily add in berries in place of the bananas and nuts or dark chocolate chips in place of the coconut. The objective here is to keep it low in calories and not a meal. It’s more just a snack to help get you through the day.
Remember it’s a 1-for-1 swap out SNACK!