After completing my Whole30 Fitness Challenge earlier this year, the one question that I always get asked is “What can I snack on without getting off track during the challenge?” For those of you that are not familiar with Whole30, it is a short-term nutrition program that is designed to help you put an end […]
After completing my Whole30 Fitness Challenge earlier this year, the one question that I always get asked is “What can I snack on without getting off track during the challenge?” For those of you that are not familiar with Whole30, it is a short-term nutrition program that is designed to help you put an end to unhealthy eating habits and restore a healthy metabolism. For more information, visit their website at www.whole30.com.
Whether I am doing the Whole30 challenge with my clients or simply adhering to my own personal diet, below is a short list of items that I always try to keep in my bag or pantry.
Larabars – Cashew Cookie is by far my favorite, but Cherry Pie is a close second. Aside from being vegan, soy-free, dairy-free and gluten-free these flavors only contain 2 – 3 ingredients. There are some flavors that are not Whole30 approved, so be sure to do your homework and read the label before you stock up on them.
Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips – A friend introduced me to these a few months ago, and they have become a staple in my house. The only ingredients are coconut oil, sea salt and sweet potatoes so you can see why I love them.
Trader Joe’s Just Mango Slices – The best thing about these that the only ingredient is mango! The make two versions of this snack so make sure you read the label and grab the ones that are unsweetened and unsulfured. After all, the intent behind Whole30 is to eliminate processed sugars from your diet.
La Croix Water – Normally I have a bottle of 9.5pH alkaline water on hand, but every now and then I like to add a little sparkle to my water. I have yet to find a flavor that I don’t like, and I’ve been known to clear the grocery store shelves when these go on sale. Don’t judge me.
Trader Joe’s Salmon Jerky – In case you missed it, I am pescatarian (I don’t consume any meat other than fish). I’ve learned (through trial and error with TSA) that these are travel/airport friendly and will pass security as long as they are not opened prior to entering the checkpoint. I know the thought of salmon jerky can be a bit odd for some, but it’s a great source of protein and it doesn’t have that typical fishy smell.
No matter what type of diet or nutrition plan that you adhere to it all comes down to reading the food labels and educating yourself on the ingredients found in some of your favorites foods. There is so much more to nutrition that simply counting carbs or cutting sugars from your diet; it’s about making sure that you are fueling your body with foods made from whole ingredients.
If you have a Whole30, pescatarian-friendly snack you think I should try send it my way!