If you are spending more time than normal at home these days (and most of us definitely are!) you’ve probably noticed a few new temptations.
They are in your kitchen:
- all the food inside your fridge
- all the food in your pantry and/or kitchen cabinets
And these are probably especially tempting if you stocked up on snacks and “extras” when the lockdown of social distancing/isolation hit!
I’ve got two things in this blog post that might help. One is a tip and another is a recipe.
The Tip …
If you find yourself making too many trips to the kitchen for food, what about setting specific times for your meals and/or snacks?
If you know you have a meal coming up in an hour or so, you might be less apt to sneak a snack.
A Recipe For You …
Actually, this isn’t a recipe so much as a DIY idea.
Staying on-track is all about planning ahead … and putting together some Healthy Snack Bento Boxes is a fun and easy solution.
If you have kids, they will enjoy them too!
You can assemble your healthy snack bento box in a reusable meal/food container with dividers, but that’s definitely not necessary. Instead, you can use ziploc snack bags or other small sealable containers (even a lunch box if you have one!).
How To Bento Box It …
Simply package up your ingredients and keep them in the fridge until snack/mealtime!
Tip: make sure your bento box contains at least one protein-rich ingredient. This will help stabilize your blood sugar and also help you feel fuller, longer.
Possible Healthy Snack Bento Box Ingredients:
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Raw nuts (walnuts, almonds and pecans are great choices)
- Veggie sticks
- String cheese
Try to include a mix of 3 to 4 different items in your boxes.
The trick is to get these assembled BEFORE you are hungry or feel like snacking! That way you’ll feel less tempted by less-than-healthy snack foods that might be lingering in your kitchen.
I hope this idea helps you – and your family – stay on track!
Make your day an amazing day,
CEO & Chief Medical Exercise Specialist @ the Other Pain Clinic Inc.™
p.s. I’ve got a few spots available for goal-mapping sessions this week! If you’d like some help figuring out the best route to results, let’s talk! Hit “reply” and I’ll get back to you ASAP with the details!