6 Easy and Healthy Snacks to make while on Lockdown

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Our guest Blogger today is Lorrine Headrick.  Lorrine is a Samoan living in Washington.  Lorrine is a health and wellness coach. She specialises in helping mothers to renew their strengths through mindset, fitness and nutrition-embracing life! To find out more about Lorrine's services email lifefitlorrine@gmail.com or visit her Instagram page.

Being stuck at home can often lead to overeating.  This is why it is important to set yourself up for success by making sure there are healthy snacks available for when you are hungry, bored or just need some comfort.  Here are 6 Easy and Healthy Snacks to make while on lockdown.

Protein Ice Cream

🍦Protein Ice Cream🍦

Want a quick and healthy ice cream treat?
Of course you do!
Try this recipe. You need a good blender to blend the ice well:

9 Ice cubes
1 banana
1 c frozen berries
1/4- 1/2 c almond milk
1 scoop protein powder

Power blend till nice and smooth, add more milk if it’s too thick. Then sit back and relax.❤️

Egg Muffin 

🍳Egg muffins🥚
Need a quick high protein snack?
Make these egg muffins to store in the fridge and grab when you are having those cravings for all things savoury.
3/4 egg whites plus 2-3 eggs
Handful of spinach
Chopped onion, peppers, ham
Salt and pepper
Mix and pour into muffins tins.
Sprinkle some cheese on top -Bake at 350 for 20-30min
Let cool store in the fridge👍

Fried Rice

🍛Fried Rice
Here’s one of my simple family faves. Well except for my husband and one daughter. 😳

Fried rice. I love it because I can use the leftovers of vegetables that the kids don’t want to eat like peppers that aren’t perfectly crisp and those two chicken breasts that are left in the fridge and create a new meal that’s healthy, quick and yummy. It’s a little different every time depending on what we have.

recipe is:

Brown Rice
Red and orange peppers
1/2 c pineapple juice
1/2 c pineapple pieces
4T soy sauce
1T garlic powder
Chopped carrot
2 cooked chicken tenders
Sliced deli ham.
Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the veggies in olive oil. Cook the eggs separately like an omelette in a separate pan, then slice them in bite-size pieces. Add the rice, meat and everything else and mix it all together to taste. Add some salt and pepper and you're done!  It’s satisfying and tastes good- also nutrient-dense.

Protein Balls

🍪Protein balls

2-3 scoops (servings protein powder, chocolate or vanilla)
2 c oats
1 c honey
1/2 c craisins
1 c natural but butter

Add a little almond milk if it’s too dry. Scoop small balls into a container and refrigerate or stick in the freezer. Ready to grab whenever you need a quick energy treat!

My kids love these and make sure I know every time we run out!

🍗 Chicken Salad 🥗
First of all, why do they call this chicken salad when there’s clearly no green leafy objects that are in it?
But besides that point- here is my Monday morning post-workout meal. Cucumbers used for cracker replacements and my chicken salad recipe for today:

2 cans of @Costco drained canned chicken (you can always boil chicken breast and shred it for the same effect)
1/2 olive oil mayo 1/2 @fage Greek yoghurt
Sliced grapes
Chopped red onions
Squeeze of lemon juice
Squeeze of mustard
Salt n pepper to taste
2 chopped up eggs

If I had celery I would have added some. So I spruced up the protein count by adding eggs and Greek yoghurt. Remember to do you. If you aren’t going to eat it then leave some ingredients out. Chopped nuts are also soo good and craisins. Get creative with your food and enjoy different options. I like to change mine up every now and then.
What I love about chicken salad is you can prep it earlier, throw it in the fridge and it’s easy to grab a quick and yummy protein snack. If you are needing more carbs make a wrap, sandwich or use some rice crackers.
Hope you are enjoying your Monday. Getting some movement in and nurturing worthwhile relationships👌

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

🔥The Crunch Wrap🔥

This is a serious upgrade to what you thought your yummy sandwich was. Choose your favourite low carb burrito type wrap and basically fill it with you protein of choice (leftovers from last nights dinner work, deli meat, mince) add cooked egg white and all the veggies of your choice with avocado of course. Layer in the middle and add your fav healthy dressing or Greek yoghurt. Fold all the sides in, spray a pan and place the folded side down first of your wrap. Press down with the spatula letting it crisp and seal your wrap. When it’s brown flip over and crisp the other side. This is the perfect crunchy wrap filled with all the goodness.

You will never regret a crunchy wrap.

If you enjoyed this blog you may want to read 5 Tips to Stay Active During Lockdown.

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