If you are working hard exercising at my bootcamp in Medford, you must also work hard on your nutrition. Planning, preparing and cooking food the old fashioned way has become difficult for time-deprived people , especially living in the Boston area with so much traffic. In this fast paced city,its easy to turn to fast food restaurants, microwaves, and packaged foods.
Though these readily available foods fill up your stomach, they come with a heavy price. All those fast foods and packaged meals are stuffed with lots of unhealthy, artificial and processed ingredients.
You CAN take control of what you eat by going for some healthy snacks that can be prepared quickly and taken with you to work:
1- Fruit Salad: Take whatever fruits you have in the fridge, chop them up and drizzle a little lemon juice that acts as a natural preservative. Your snack is ready! Keep it in the fridge, eat at work, at school or on the go.
2- Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds have plenty of nutrition. It is a rich source of vitamin E that calms your nerves, lowers cholesterol and helps prevents cancer. You can also add other seeds or nuts to mix it up.
3- Lettuce Wraps: Put some raw veggies, turkey and a light dressing on the top of a large lettuce leaf. Wrap it up and eat.
4- Bannana with Peanut Butter: Have a banana and put some Natural Peanut Butter on it to make it very tasty and nutritious. Good fats, little protein and plenty of vitamins for an easy snack.
5- Whey Protein Shake: It’s a great source of protein with very low carbs and fat. There are plenty of flavors you can get at your local vitamin shop(Burlington), or Flex Appeal in Medford.
6- Ants on a Log: Enjoy celery with almond butter and a few raisins on the top. You can spice it up by adding some dry fruits like cranberries on the top.
7- Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries: If your stomach craves for chocolate, you’ll love this idea. Dip the fresh strawberries into dark chocolate for a tasty snack.
8- Apples and Cottage Cheese: Get in your protein and your healthy dose of nutrition with this one! This is a fast, easy, and healthy snack!
If you have some healthy snacks to share with your fellow Medford Boot Campers, feel free to let us know!
Written By: Dean Rafferty Smash The Fat Fitness Bootcamps