Spring Break is sneaking up on us, and for many, this means dealing with the daunting last minute preparations to look the part. But not necessarily materialistic preparations, rather preparing ourselves for our well-deserved break. While I strongly encourage feeling good in your trip, I do not think drastic measures, such as cutting down on your calories or simply not eating, is the right choice.
Instead, choosing better and nourishing snack coupled with great meals can help you glow both internally and externally. Below are three of my favorite snacks that are quick, delicious, but still nutritious.
Snack 1: Cracker with Cacao Almond Butter
Sometimes we all have a sweet tooth and that involves chocolate. But, we fight against all our wants because we all “know” that chocolate is not “healthy.” Well, let me tell you, that is absolutely wrong. This snack will not only fulfill the “health” mark, it will want you wanting more, but not because you are hungry, oh no, but because it is so incredibly delicious.
- 1 Cracker (Found at Trader Joe’s)
- 1 tablespoon of Cacao Almond Butter
Spread that cacao almond butter all over and enjoy!
*Optional: Slice up some banana pieces on top or any other fruit to make it even better.
Snack 2: French Toast
I love to buy pre-made French toast from Trader Joe’s and prepare them as a snack.
- 1-2 slices of French Toast
- Hand full on blueberries
- Organic Maple Syrup
I pre-heat my oven at 400 degrees F and then place the French toast for around 10-15 minutes, or until fully cooked. I then add the blueberries on top and drizzle the maple syrup all over. Once done, enjoy!
Snack 3: Avo on Toast
This a simple, yet a classic. Often times, when we embark on our journey to be “healthy,” we believe this entails eliminating ‘fats’ from our diet. Well, that could not be further from the truth. In fact, fats are necessary as they help nourish our body and most importantly they keep us full, so that we don’t indulge in those unwanted sweets later on. Avocados are one amazingly great and delicious option to incorporate as your fat intake for the day.
- Slice two pieces of whole grain loaf bread (found at Trader Joe’s)
- Half of an avocado
Simply toast the bread and spread the avocado on top and enjoy!
Whether you are preparing for your upcoming Spring Break trip or for the summer or for the Fall, sacrificing food should never be an option. There are so many delicious and good food for you out there. These are just some great starting recipes to help you feel better about your body and your nutrition. And remember, you’re ALL beautiful.
Photos courtesy of Gloria Villalobos and Flickr