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Weekly Meal Plan - Snack Planning

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When I do my weekly meal plans, I often overlook snack time. Well, the kids are easy - fruit, yogurts, goldfish - we are always lock and loaded for them. But, I am so crazy during the day, I have to remind myself to stop and get a snack for myself. 

I am learning so much about nutrition in my fitness journey. In the past, I would work out then go eat whatever I wanted - in my mind, I worked out so I could eat it all. It took me some time to realize that is not how it works; every meal needs to be thought out and planned - even my snacks. 

I try to eat two snacks a day - one in between breakfast and lunch; another between lunch and dinner. I wanted to share some snack ideas that work for me and that I include in my weekly plans.


I do love all those flavored nuts - especially the smokehouse Almonds #yum - but, I now buy the unsalted version of most nuts. On our Costco run this week, I bought these babies. Between the hubs and myself, we will easily take these down within a week. Just grab a handful for your snack and you're good to go. 


My favorite snack especially in the summer. We always keep grapes, berries, apples, peaches, and bananas close by, and they go quickly because we are all fans. I LOVE to slice apples and dip them in peanut butter. Currently, this pb is our favorite for dipping. 

Our favorite peanut butter - perfect for a snack!

The kids love the yogurt tubes - Siggi's is our choice - and the littlest loves when I freeze them and slice them up for her. Less of a mess with that one! For me, I get the plain Greek yogurt. And honestly, I don't like it plain so I scoop in some peanut butter or drizzle with our local honey and top with fruits and or granola (like this one mentioned HERE.)


You know I love my shakes. However, it has taken me a while to perfect MY most enjoyable shake. I noticed that the ice makes mine so thick, and I don't like it that way so I have been leaving out the ice. Something was missing so I tried frozen fruits, and boom. So far, my favorite is to add frozen blueberries to my morning shakes, and they give the shake the perfect icy texture I like.

Shakeology fans - try this one:
1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology
1 scoop of PB2
1 handful frozen blueberries
10 oz unsweetened almond milk
Blend and ENJOY!


We always boil a bunch of eggs on Sunday and keep them on hand for the week. For a snack one day, I may have 2 eggs with some fruit. The kids LOVE them too. They are filling and make it easy to transition to the next meal without being super hungry.

Deli Meat

I also like to take 1 or 2 slices of my deli meat (Applegate brand is great) in addition to my fruits for a quick snack. The slices are so easy to grab and go. 


The key to your snack is to prepare. Before, I would just open the pantry and grab chips or Oreos (and whatever you do, DO NOT buy the thins. Sweet bad tempation) to hold me over to the next big meal. And, they never took me far. I really think clean snacking has been key in my change so far. I try not to keep certain temptations in my house because if they are here, chances are I am going for it.

I challenge you to think about your snacks when making your grocery list. Look ahead at your schedule and see if you have time to prepare a good snack or if you have to grab it and go. Healthy snacking makes a big difference, and you will not be starving at your next meal if you had something good to hold you over until then.

If you have any other great snack ideas, I would love to hear them. I am always looking to add delish treats to my plans. Have a great week!

Remember - you can learn more about clean eating through the 1 Week Food Fix I just completed. This last week helped me understand how important clean snacks are in your daily meals. Check it out HERE.

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