For those of you starting out on our program, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed at the thought of coming up with healthy snacks 5 – 6 times a day. How many times have we felt like we can barely pull together planning a single meal, let alone 5 of them.
A pattern that has been easy to follow for me as I am setting people up on the program is this:
Boot camp option:
Snack 1 (breakfast): shake
Snack 2 (mid-morning): dairy (cottage cheese or yogurt) with cut veggies
Snack 3 (lunch): Huge salad with 1/4 cup nuts, 1 tsp oil, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or your choice
Snack 4 (afternoon): veggies and hummus (those should just be in your fridge all the time and in fact as I am typing I am snacking on the pre-cut, pre-washed variety that come in a big bag with store bought red pepper hummus)
meal 5 (dinner): legume and vegetable based meal with your choice of meat (chili, curry, burritos etc)
Snack 6 (evening): shake
Phase 2 option:
Snack 1 (breakfast): 3 – 4 pieces fruit, option of small serving oatmeal
Snack 2 (mid-morning): shake
Snack 3 (lunch): huge salad with 1/4 cup nuts, oil and vinegar as in the Boot camp option – also option of adding some whole grains here
Snack 4 (afternoon): veggies and hummus
Meal 5 (dinner): legumes, vegetables, whole grain, your choice of meat
Meal 6 (evening): shake
I find this pattern simple and easy to follow day after day. I hope this helps!
Have a GREAT day!