Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Top Five: Fit Food Favorites

We love finding new healthy snacks. We want to share with you our top 5 Fit Food favorites. It's important to have go to snacks for when you are in a rush or want to indulge without packing on the pounds. Just because you are eating clean or cutting back on sweets does not mean you can't eat tasty food. You just have to look carefully for healthy foods. It's important to know how to read nutrition labels so you can pick out the best snacks. If you don't know how to read nutrition labels then check out this link. It's more than about calories. You want to look for food with fiber and/or protein, low sodium, and no artificial ingredients. If you have no time for that then you can count on the Fitness Goddesses to keep you up to date with the healthiest snacks. We recommend hitting up Trader Joes and checking out their healthy snacks.


1. Sweet Potato Chips (By Food Should Taste Good)

This is one of the tastiest brands of sweet potato chips. It's got a good amount of fiber and protein and low sodium. In fact it only has about 5 ingredients. Try these with a little bit of salsa and you will have filling snack.

2. Chobani Greek Yogurt
Try the plain variety of these yogurt and strawberries or blueberries and you will have a filling snack under 150 calories with 15 grams of protein!

3. Larabars
If you are craving something indulgent and satisfying try one of the many larabars varieties. These bars are made with less than 5 ingredients and our sweetened with dates (no added sugar!). One of our favorites is peanut butter it's soooo yummy!

4. SoyCrisps
They sell these at Giant and Whole Foods and other local stores. They have 7g of protein and are great alternative to chips. They are crunchy and lightly salted but the protein helps keep you full so you don't eat the whole bag :-). They are also pretty affordable only 1.99 per bag!

5. Pumpkin Spice Kashi Bars
These bars are sure to satisfy your mid-day sweettooth. They are low fat and pack 5 g of protein and 4 g of fiber so they will hold you over until your next meal. If you are a Kashi fan try getting them at Target they are much cheaper there (usually a dollar or two cheaper than your local grocery store).


steph302 said...

Chobani yogurt is my current food fixation. I've had every flavor my grocery store carries. Honey is my hands-down favorite!

Paula @ Madame: The Journey said...

I love the Food Should Taste Good brand of products - discovered them at my local Kroger. Wholesome and they handle my 'crunchy' snack needs, lol. I've had both the sweet potato and tortilla varieties.

ThickNFit said...

Great post! I love greek yogurt. Another favorite 'semi-health' snack of mine are Stacy's Pita Chips w/ hummus and hot sauce. Very flavorful, a touch of spice, and filling.

MS. Bad Mama Jama said...

I love chiobani yogurt and soycrisps. Those sweet potato chips are my latest new favorite find! So good.

firma de contabilitate said...

Interesting list. From your list i like all, but most i like Larabars. Everyday i eat one of it.

sojournhonduras said...

Watch the starch and dairy ladies, no matter where you buy your health food. Learn the terms "pH" "acid" and "alkaline." These terms are far more important to know than simply "organic" of "health food." Foods that have a reputation for being nutritious and healthy have low pH ratings and if eaten regularly will cause mucus buildup in the body and break down the body's immune system. Sojourn to Honduras Sojourn to Healing is a good memoir to read about what's acid, what's alkaline and what foods fall into each category.