Snacks are always at the top of my mind – these days, I am always looking forward to my next meal! Between breastfeeding and the crazy Florida summer heat, refreshing items are always the best option.
I used to not be able to stand the taste of tomatoes. Now, after having Grant, I can’t get enough of them. It is seriously the strangest thing! I have a little bowl of grape tomatoes every day after finishing up my lunch. The high water content help to keep me full and feeling refreshed.
Sugar Snap Peas
I am all about texture when it comes to food. I tend to want to reach for chips over cookies any day of the week. Sugar snap peas have the crunch I love without all of the oil and empty calories that plaque potato chips. Depending on the exercise I did that day, I’ll sprinkle a little salt on them as well to get my sodium fix. With the amount I sweat running these days, a little extra sodium is what I need sometimes.
No explanation needed here. Iced coffee = life line.
Instead of putting iced tea over ice, blend it like you would a smoothie or other frozen drinks. Starbucks will even do this for you. I suggest unsweet passion tea. It is super tasty!
These are the best! You can’t get much more refreshing on a hot summer day than frozen grapes. I do recommend measuring them out though. Grapes actually pack a large amount of sugar. Instead of eating out of the big bag, pour them into a small bowl or snack size ziploc to avoid getting to much of the sweet stuff.
Hard Boiled Eggs
I know – this one is a little weird. Hard boiled eggs are a great afternoon snack that doesn’t weigh you down. They are packed with protein to keep you feeling full for a longer period of time too! Check out this post on the perfect way to hard boil them!
Carrots and Hummus
Since I have pretty much cut out dairy, sometimes it is hard to find a refreshing dip. I used to make healthy dips with plain greek yogurt all the time. Now, I am turning to hummus more and more. It isn’t heavy and doesn’t weigh me down like some other foods. My favorite is the jalapeno & cilantro hummus from Publix. It is so so delicious!
Again, this is another food I wasn’t a huge fan of before having Grant, but given the high water content, I can’t get enough! It is so refreshing and perfect for hot Florida summer days. Grabing a piece of watermelon post race is the best!