Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gluten Free Snacks on WW



                                   

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. 




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8 comments:

  1. What great ideas....I read this post and went right to the fridge and grabbed some string cheese :)

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  2. Thanks for the ideas. I am always looking for new snack ideas. Its what keeps me going from one meal to the next.

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  3. I love these grab and go ideas. How often do I find myself walking out the door without lunch. A grab to go with get me through.

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  4. Hi Judee,
    Some great ideas for snacks, they look great ! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing on Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. What great ideas! It's so essential to have ready-to-eat foods on hand; otherwise, that bag of chips or cookies, or pint of ice cream, or SOMEthing you know you shouldn't eat just lures you into temptation ....

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  6. Incredibly creative snack ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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