WIAW: Smart Snacking

by Jillian on June 6, 2012 · 11 comments

Yay for smart snacking!

 

This week, I am really getting back into the swing of things as far as workouts and eating clean. After a few weeks of taking it down a notch and allowing some extra snacks sneak into my diet, I’m starting fresh! So needless to say, I was excited when Jenn announced that sensible snacking was the June theme for WIAW!

Let’s start with my groceries this week.

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It was pretty much the usual stuff, but I’ll break it down for you.

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  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • coconut milk
  • almond milk
  • silk creamer
  • bananas
  • cool whip (minus one point)
  • LUNA chocolate dipped coconut bar (on sale, couldn’t resist!)

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  • mushrooms
  • watermelon
  • chicken
  • tissues
  • body wash

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  • a new to me all natural BBQ sauce (no high fructose corn syrup!)
  • chapstick (I love this one – it’s super orangey and refreshing)
  • Green Mountain K cups (on sale!)

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Deal of the century, I tell you.

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  • squash
  • eggplant
  • almonds
  • avocado
  • Annie’s mac & cheese for last minute hunger purposes (ie. I got home at 9pm from running errands all day and was starving)
  • stale sprinkles which were later returned for these (Memorial day?) sprinkles:

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  • arugula
  • baby spinach

And that’s it, folks! I prepped everything the following day. I marinated the squash, eggplant, mushrooms, and pepper in olive oil, balsamic, salt, and pepper while mixing the chicken with the BBQ sauce.

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Then, it was grill time!

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I had a delicious lunch and have plenty of leftovers for the week!

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I paired the grilled chicken and veggies with a salad of arugula, grilled pineapple, and avocado.

Sensible Snacks

Here are some of the snacks that I enjoyed the last two days (and are typically my go-to’s for smart snacking!).

Bars

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Fruit & Nuts

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Greek yogurt & granola (okay okay, breakfast!?)

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lemon chobani with lemon blueberry granola (from Blend!) and blueberries

Green smoothies

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vanilla almond milk, 1 peach, 1/2 frozen banana, spinach, 1 scoop vanilla sunwarrior, flax, & cinnamon

  • What is your favorite sensible snack?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alysha @Shesontherun June 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I love Annie’s Homegrown :) My favorite sensible snack is homemade trail mix – almonds, pretzels, raisins and dark chocolate.

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2 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

yum! so many great looking eats! some of my favorite sensible snacks are: Luna bars, Larabars, fruit + greek yogurt, fruit + cottage cheese, nuts & dried fruit or trail mix, and banana + nut butter!

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3 Jillian June 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

Those are all on my go-to snack list, too! :)

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4 Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness June 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I love fruit and nut combos in a bar or trail mix. Oh and banana with almond butter. Yum! I’ve been craving watermelon. Now even more so after seeing your photos :)

[Fitness, Health and Happiness]

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5 chelcie @ chelcie's food files June 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm

i haven’t tried the chocolate dipped coconut luna bar yet but i need to those sound delicious!

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6 Jillian June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

It’s now my new favorite!

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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

that lemon blueberry granola from BLEND is TO DIE FOR!! I seriously need to hunt some down and get more. I had some of the best yogurt parfaits with that stuff. haha! :)

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8 Jillian June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

I think you can buy it online!

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9 Val @ Tips on Healthy Living June 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm

The grilled pineapple salad looks divine! I’m all for a handful of raw nuts and dried fruit like cranberries but other faves are celery with almond butter and an apple with a part-skim mozzarella stick (do those make me sound like a kindergartener?? ;)

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10 Jillian June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

Not at all! :) Those are delicious & healthy snacks!

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11 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal June 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm

So much Yum in this post! You guys really stocked up on some deliciousness. I need to get my hands on some berries.

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