Chip Lover’s Substitute and September Challenge Tips

Well hello and happy September! What a great month to start a challenge. I started mine this week so I could be a bit ahead of you ladies and offer some tips. Let’s focus on snacks.

Finding a “healthy” crunchy substitute is tough. I mean, how healthy are blue corn chips really?? Here is a great way to get your crunch on while keeping the calories away AND satisfying your protein requirments.

Protein Pita Chips

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Ingredients

  • 1-2 packs of Flax Josephs Pitas-Its important to get this brand, one pita packs 6 grams of protein and only 60 calories.
  • 1-2 T olive oil (for 3 pitas)
  • S&P
  • *optional-make ’em spicy with Cayenne pepper

Steps:

  1. Brush lightly with olive oil, season with cracked pepper and sea salt. You could get super creative with the seasoning here.
  2. Place in oven at 475 degrees. ~ 5 min
  3. ***Watch them like your baby on his/her first day home from the hospital. You don’t want these suckers to burn or over cook. It will likely take you a few attempts to get it right. Over cook and they just crack when you cut them (like I did here-still edible though). Cooked just right they will cut nicely with a pizza cutter.
  4. Bag them and keep on counter to dip in humus, guac or some protein packed Dill Dip (foreshadowing).

Protein Packed Dill Dip

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**1 whole pita chip and 1/2 cup this stuff = 17 grams of protein!

Ingredients: 2 servings

  • 1 Cup 2% or full fat greet yogurt (taste much better than non-fat)
  • Smidge of this delightful dill paste. Depending on how heavy you like your dill.
  • 1/3 fresh squeezed lemon
  • S&P to taste

Steps:

  1. Mix all that ish together.
  2. Eat

Light Challenge Prep 

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Remember, prepping is the key to success! The tip is to make things you like and don’t over do it!  Personally, snacks are toughest for me. I need sweet and savory options on the fly. AND PROTEIN. Here’s a few quick ideas to prep to make sure you’re getting all of the above and then some! Here’s what you’re looking at.

  • Cucs in vinegar- to eat plain,toss on salads or dip in Dill Dip!

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  • Salad in Jar minus the protein- I usually toss leftover dinner meat on here for lunch.

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  •  Yogurt Parfait-Made with Greek yogurt, raspberries, unsweetened coconut, cinnamon, peanuts. Great sweet snack.

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  • Dill Dip, Cucs and Chips-Great savory snack

Here’s my past 2 days:

Wake up: Sizzle Supplement and some Detox H2O

Breakfast: Eggs and veggies, some deli ham and fruit20140902_100405

-I use 1 egg, 2 egg whites and 1 cup frozen veg.

Snack: Sausage and Squash

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– I baked a bunch of chicken breakfast sausages and roasted butternut squash in a bit of honey, S&P. Then divided it into several potions for a protein snack on the fly.

Lunch: Shrimp Pesto and Zucc Pasta

A neighbor brought me this giant Zucchini from his garden, so I made a ton of noodles with  it.

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For lunch I pan seared it with spinach, garden tomatoes, capers, lemon, a modest amount of pesto and parm cheese. Topped with 6 shrimp.

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Snack: Peanut butter Protein Shake

Snack: Yogurt Parfait

Dinner: 2 Turkey Taco wrap- topped with greek yogurt, guac, corn bean salsa

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-I used this left over meat to top a salad jar for lunch the next day.

Snack: Popcorn

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 Hope this helps! Please share your Healthy snack ideas!! Be sure to check out the recipe page for existing meals!!

 

 

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