15 Things Under 50 Calories … To Save You on Prep
Please don’t interpret this post as me encouraging you to start snacking and eating more than what’s listed on your plan. Always try your best to follow your coach’s meal plan – it was designed just for you with a specific goal and purpose in mind. Think of this list as more of a “in case of emergency, eat this” type of thing.
Let’s be real for a minute. None of us are perfect. I know you don’t all follow your meal plans 100% all the time. We all have moments of weakness where we let the hunger cravings get the best of us and dictate our actions. In those rare moments, the items on this list would generally be considered your safest bet to temporarily silence the hunger demons so you can go back to your regularly scheduled prep, without causing any measurable damage.
|Cucumbers – sliced w/ cinnamon and 1/3 tbsp agave||1 cup||38|
|Celery sticks w/ 1 tbsp hummus||1 cup||27|
|Bell pepper slices w/ 1 tbsp tzatziki||3/4 cup||38|
|Shirataki noodles w/ 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce||1 cup||10|
|Pickles – garlic dill||2 large||32|
|Sugar snap peas – salted w/ chili flakes & garlic||1 cup||26|
|Radish slices w/ 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar||1 cup||19|
|Roasted seaweed snacks – seasame, wasabi or herb||10 sheets||30|
|Popcorn (smart pop) – butter flavor/lightly salted||2 cups||34|
|Puffed rice cereal w/ 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk||3/4 cup||47|
|Thin cakes – Suzie’s||3||38|
|Homemade soup – Broth (chicken, beef, veggie, bone) w/ 1 cup veggies||2 cups||28|
|Herbal teas – licorice root, peppermint, camomille||2 cups||5|
|Homemade hot chocolate – 2 tbsp cocoa powder, stevia & hot water||2 cups||25|
|BCAA slushie (blended w/ water and ice)||5 grams||24|
|Lemon Ice Tea – w/ 1/4 cup lemon juice, oolong tea bag & stevia||2 cups||18|
Always check with your coach prior to introducing any new foods to your plan.
A big thanks to Alicia Bell (@trainitright) for helping with some great input on this one. It takes a hungry competitor on a super strict meal plan to have this level of creativity!
Alicia’s page: http://www.trainitright.com