Who doesn't love a good snack? Snacks can be consumed for a variety of reasons; pre-workout needs, post-workout needs, increasing your caloric intake, etc. Read the Snacking 101 post for some myth-busting information about snacks.
Here are some simple building blocks for snacking:
hard boiled eggs
sugar and nitrate free deli meat
2-4 oz cooked meat, such as beef, poultry, or seafood
fresh fruits (not cooked or dried)
Fat 2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp grassfed butter or ghee
2 tbsp almond or cashew butter
1/2 - 1 avocado
1 closed handful of nuts
1 heaping handful of olives
1 heaping handful of unsweetened coconut flakes
Great. How do I build my snack? I'm glad you asked. Read on for some basic snack creations that you can prepare in advance, or whip up quickly.
The 'I had breakfast at the crack of dawn but I won't be able to break for lunch for awhile because my boss is a maniac' snack
2 oz cooked shredded chicken
2 tbsp evoo
1 cup spinach
6 red grapes, sliced
Mix the chicken, oil, grapes, and salt and pepper together, and eat on a bed of spinach.
The 'If I don't eat before I workout I'm going to be SUPER hangry afterward' snack
2 slices deli meat
1/2 an avocado
Slice the avocado and roll it in the deli slices.
The 'I slept in and I need to eat something or so help me I will stop at McDonalds and order one of everything from the breakfast menu' snack
2-3 hard boiled eggs
1/2 a red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 - 1 avocado
Cut the eggs in half and mash the avocado with the yolks, and add salt and pepper to taste. Return the mix to the egg halves.