How did i get so out of control?
Answer: I didn't prepare. I failed to set myself up for success and now, I'm walking down the road of snack hell, lined with guilt, regret and "why did I do that"? The emotional rage can be uncontrollable and futile to resist, so there is nothing to be done but give in and stuff my face. Right? Come on, we are grown, responsible and semi-experienced with making good choices, surely we can win this inner "game of thrones" battle.
Yes, you can.
It does take a bit of forethought.... and planning. But, the good news is, you can set yourself up for an entire week, if done properly. When you sit down to write your grocery list, plan for items that you can take on the go, easy to eat, and delicious. Here are some of my favorite snacks:
1. Green apple and almond butter packet. I buy the big bag of small apples from trader joes (it's about $4) and they will sit on my counter in a bowl the whole week. I buy "Justin's" plain almond butter packets (individual servings the size of a credit card). These can be found at Target for about $1.29. Voila, I have a decent, healthy and filling snack, right in my purse.
- 2 cups almond butter
- 1 and 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 2 and 1/4 cups Vanilla protein powder
- 3 cups gluten free oats, rice chex OR GF rice crispies