Healthy gluten free WW friendly snacks are easy when you think ahead! I like to eat well and am conscious of my weight . I realize that in order to eat healthy and look good, I need to have some healthy and easy snacks ready on the spot for when I'm tired, stressed, or just plain hungry and am on the go. I call them my healthy " grab and go " snacks.
My "Grab and Go" snacks need to be quick and available for me when I am hungry, tired, or in a hurry. It must be something healthy, low calorie ( of course gluten free) and easy to eat with minimal cooking that I can just see and grab or have with me.
The other day I was visiting The Positive Pear, a gluten free website for keeping healthy, happy and fit. That is where I saw the the quote:
“If You Keep Good Food In Your Fridge, You Will Eat Good Food” ~Errick McAdams”
It is so true. You need to keep good food in the fridge to eat good food! My motto is " Be Prepared". When I'm not prepared I am NOT at the mercy of foods that are way too caloric or not healthy choices.
I take some of my" Grab and Go" snacks to work or anytime I leave the house , just to make sure I stay on track for healthy eating. Otherwise I may go to things that I really don't want to eat because they are available and I'm tired or very hungry.
Here is my basic list:
Grab and Go snack #1
WW cheese stick and grape tomatoes 1 point plus total)
Simple, easy to grab or transport, and satisfying. I take this to work daily.
The Weight Watchers brand mozzarella cheese stick is very tasty and only one points plus per stick!
Grab and Go snack #2
Hard Boiled Eggs ( 2 points plus each)Hard Boiled Eggs
I either make my own in advance or if really pressed for time , I buy a bag of Eggland's Best Hard boiled or Trader Joe cage free brand. They run about $2.59 for 6 hb eggs and are worth the convenience if you pressed for time.
If I need a snack , the egg is ready to eat and satisfying. It transports to work or shopping too.
Grab and Go snack #3
Quick Soup Purees I keep in a Container in the refrigerator ( zero PP)
Zero point plus soups. I make these on Sunday. They are very quick and easy to make and they are filling. I cook a vegetable, some spices, and puree in the blender.
I eat them when I want something satisfying or just want something hot. I put different spices in them and sometimes put some Greek yogurt in them. You could also add some vegetable broth.
I do the same thing for each of these soups. I boil the veggies, put in the blender and eat.
I keep a container of soup in the fridge ready to eat when I need something quick.
Here is a recipe for a Very fast and easy Carrot Ginger Soup
Grab and Go snack #4
Cut Up Fresh Fruit (zero points plus)Fresh Fruit- I make sure I buy enough for the week. I buy navel oranges, grapefruit, melon, organic apples. I cut up watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew in containers in the refrigerator. so they are ready when I am.
Grab and Go snack # 5-
Plain Greek Yogurt 3 points plus
Greek yogurt is rich and creamy, yet low in fat and calories. It's a great "grab and go " snack when I need a fill in. I like the Chobani plain Non fat . A container is 3 points plus
I will eat it plain, but you could add some berries.
Of course I always keep raw or roasted veggies that I made in advance in the refrige ( I make them twice a week) are a nice addition to any of these Grab and Go snacks.
Roasted veggies are easy to make.