Nutrition Ideas For On The Go!
As a Personal Trainer in Mississauga, I want to recap what a purpose of snack is for your nutrition. It is food that gets you enough energy for another 2-3 hours before you consume your next meal. The more you focus on having fiber, protein, and healthy fat in your snack choices, the more satiety you’ll experience from your snacks.
Here are some recommendations for optimizing your nutrition through snacking:
- 1 cup snap peas
- 2 tbsp. of nut butter
- 1 cup carrot and celery sticks with 2 oz homemade roasted cauliflower hummus or Garbanzo bean Hummus
- Quest bar
- Kind bar
- 1 scoop Whey protein powder with water
- ¼ cup tuna with ½ slice of P28 bread
- 5-8 nuts with ½ fruit (ie. banana, berries)
- 2 boiled eggs with ½ fruit (ie. banana, berries)
- ½ avocado
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- 5-8 pickled olives
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- A ½ cup Edamame beans
- 1 cup Green/yellow/red pepper with 2 oz of homemade roasted cauliflower hummus or Garbanzo bean Hummus
- Tomato stuffed with tuna salad (Tuna+chopped celery+lemon juice+ground black pepper)
- 1 oz dried coconut flakes
Personal Trainer Guide To Hummus Recipes:
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS
- 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets
- ⅓ cup organic olive oil, divided
- ⅓ cup tahini
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- juice of 2 lemons
- ½ – 1 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Toss cauliflower florets with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of salt. Roast until fork tender and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Cool completely.
- Add roasted cauliflower, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil to food processor. Process until mixture reaches hummus consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add water, if needed, to thin.
GARBANZO BEAN HUMMUS
- 2 cups garbonzo beans, drained
- 1/3 cup tahini
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- paprika to taste
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.