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Friday, February 7, 2014

Power Snacks

As a student-athlete I have a crazy crazy schedule. I often have practice before and after school, and then I come home to tackle my heaps of homework. It takes a lot of energy for me just to survive the day, much less conquer it. One of the things I've learned the hard way over the years is to have the proper fuel. I honestly will not make it to lunch without a midmorning snack, and when I get home from afternoon practice I'm starving.

My ideal snack is a combination of protein and carbohydrates. This mix will keep you full and energized, so here are three of my favorite combos:

1. Greek Yogurt and Pretzels
I'm head over heels in love with Chobani's Apple Cinnamon Nonfat Yogurt. It tastes like applesauce except it is filling, and it has a great texture. I pair it with pretzels to add some carbs, and this makes for a sweet & salty snack.

2. Turkey & Cheese Roll-Ups
These are great on the go. All you have to do is take a slice of turkey, a slice of cheese, and roll them together and you're done. I have found these to be great post-workout snacks because of their high protein content, and they're even better if you can pop them in the microwave. You can also make these with sticks of string cheese.

3. Grapes & Almonds
This snack is great if you're craving something sweet. Just grab a handful of grapes, a handful of almonds (Blue Diamond Almonds are my favorite) and you have yourself a healthy snack! The salted almonds are my personal favorite, but you could get away with chocolate covered ones if you really have a sweet tooth.

To see more snack ideas check out my "Food" board and my "Fit" board on Pinterest!
Please shoot me an email or comment if you have any other snack suggestions! I always love trying new ones!

xx, Victoria

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