Here’s one thing that can be challenging about the 21 Day Fix: it sometimes feels like you are eating a lot of the same stuff over and over again. For me, I find a few meals that are super healthy and fit in with the container portions really well, and I will eat those meals (or meals very similar to them) several times a week.
A lot of the time for snacks (and by a lot of the time, I pretty much mean every single day), I end up eating a purple container of the fruit or a green container of the veggies and leave it at that. I don’t often include a lot of variety in this area. SO – I thought it would be a good idea to come up with some “different” snack ideas apart from a cup of strawberries or carrots…feel me??
Here we go!
#1 – Cottage Cheese and Avocado
This snack came together randomly one day when I was starving after work and found an avocado that was about to go bad in my fridge. I never thought of combining these two things before because there isn’t much variety in texture…soft cottage cheese, soft avocado. But it is actually very delicious! Especially when you stir some salt and pepper in as well. The avocado brings a delicious flavor and richness to the cottage cheese. Not to mention it is a very healthy and filling snack!
I looove, love, love avocados. And cottage cheese = bae. I know some people hate cottage cheese (my husband), and that just makes me so sad. I am sad for you, cottage cheese haters, because that stuff is LA-GIITTTTTT. And supa healthy.
- 1 blue container (avocado)
- 1 red container (cottage cheese)
1/2 cup avocado
1/2 cup low fat 2% cottage cheese
Salt and pepper
- Scoop the avocado out of its peel and dice it into small chunks.
- Add your cottage cheese to a medium bowl, add the avocado, season to taste with salt and pepper, and fold together gently as to not mash the avocado chunks.
#2 – Cheese and Whole Wheat Crackers!
So simple yet sooo delicious. This is Seth’s all time favorite snack in the whole world. If he had to choose between me and a huge plate of sharp cheddar cheese and Triscuits, I am not confident in what he would decide. Juuuuuuust kidding……
This snack is so fun because it feels like you are cheating and indulging. No one thinks of cheese and crackers as being super healthy. Because they’re really not!
However, if you use whole wheat crackers and eat them in moderation, you are good to go! And you won’t break your 21 Day Fix eating plan. Also, about the “moderation.” This isn’t like one of those 100 calorie pack things where you get three chips per bag. You get eight crackers and several slices of cheese with this snack, which looks like more than it sounds. Trust me – it’s enough! Especially for a snack.
- 1 yellow (whole wheat crackers)
- 1 blue (cheddar cheese)
8 whole wheat crackers
8 thin slices of cheddar cheese (or enough of fill up one blue container)
Super simple – just slice up the cheese and add a piece on top of each cracker!
#3 – Turkey, Dijon, and Cucumber Roll-ups
This trio of flavors brings a delicious, crunchy snack to your table. The mix between turkey, Dijon mustard, and fresh cucumber….yum. Super easy to make and very filling! Shockingly filling despite the fact that the whole shebang is less than 200 calories.
- 1 red (lunch meat)
- 1/2 green (cucumbers)
*The Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper are “free”*
6 small cucumber sticks (enough to fill 1/2 green container)
6 slices of turkey
Dijon mustard – enough for a small dollop on each roll-up
- Start with a slice of turkey.
- Spread a small dollop of Dijon across the top of the turkey (the amount you add will depend on your preference).
- Add your cucumber stick. Season with a little salt and pepper.
- Roll it all up!
#4 – Edamame
Edamame!!!! Oh my gosh obsessed. Edamame are the best things EVVAAAAAAA. Why are they so delicious?? Why???!! I can’t answer this mysterious question, but I just love them. The cool thing about this snack is that the shelled beans are what you fill your yellow container with, so it ends up being a lot of edamame! I had a little 6 oz frozen “steamable” box of edamame, and when I shelled them all, they only filled about 3/4 of the yellow container.
Score. Score. Score. Next time I went to the grocery story, I bought the already shelled kind for easier measuring. They are fun to eat out of their little pods though 😍.
- 1 yellow (edamame)
About 8 oz of edamame (1 yellow [1/2 cup] container once shelled)
- The 8 oz measurement is for edamame still in their pods. If you are using shelled edamame, don’t go by ounces – just measure the beans out using the yellow container (which is 1/2 cup).
Steam the edamame in the microwave until warmed through, and season to taste with salt!
#5 – Crispy Garlic Bread Chickpeas
These babies deserved their own post – read about them, see the recipe, and view the nutrition info here!!
I hope you all make some of these delicious, healthy snacks and have the best weekend ever!
If you make any of these recipes, be sure to Instagram it and hashtag #thegarlicdiaries!
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