I am a constant snacker, so this is a great list of good munchies. I tend to get in a rut so I love some new ideas.
Sliced apples and almond butter with cinnamon are the top choice for Dolvett Quince, Atlanta’s star trainer, who helps people shred it on NBC’s The Biggest Loser.
A protein shake seems like an obvious choice—but make sure you blend grass-fed whey protein [with liquid] for max benefits.
Almonds are an indisputable go-to for most fitness trainers. They taste good and also provide protein in-between meals. Try to eat only 12 at a time as they are calorie dense.
Cucumbers are often overlooked, but they make a perfect on-the-go snack. Because they’re packed with water, cucumbers rehydrate your body, prevent muscle cramps, strengthen your connective tissues and help maintain strong bones.
Greek yogurt is a natural probiotic (with healthy bacteria), it contains easily digestible protein—twice the amount of regular yogurt—and is nutrient-dense, without excess sugar.
Pineapple helps reduce muscle soreness because it contains bromelain, a natural digestive enzyme, which breaks down lactic acid in the muscle.
Protein bar. Look for ones with at least 10 grams of protein and fewer than 6 grams of sugar.
Parenting teenagers takes a special breed of patience, smarts and sheer willpower.
And I continue to find lessons like this one in daily life and in daily reading:
What do you do on rainy mornings? What about your favorite snacks? I’d love to hear them!