Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!
This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to "think like a healthy person" so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.
"Feel-Good Mondays" are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.
As I mentioned last week, I recently had the opportunity to work with a large NYC hedge fund and I helped them revamp their pantry! That meant swapping out less-than-healthy snack options (think junky granola bars and sugary cereals) for more balanced (yet super delicious!) choices.
This is one of my favorite things to do. I love swapping in healthier choices for beloved snacks and meals that still satisfy on a deep level, and doesn’t sacrifice flavor, but greatly bumps up the nutrition content of our food choices.
For some inspiration for your own pantry, here’s a recap of some of the snacks we swapped out at the hedge fund. So far we’re getting pretty great feedback from the employees :-).
Salty, Crunchy: Replace pretzels, potato chips, and puffed Asian rice snacks with toasted nuts, kale chips, roasted chickpeas, sweet potato chips made with coconut oil (try Jackson’s Honest), and seaweed snacks.
Sweet: Try fruit chips (like Bare apple chips), dark chocolate (at least 70%), healthier macaroons (like Hail Merry or Emmy’s), and fresh fruit.
Breakfast/Snack Bars: Swap in Larabars, RXbars, and Kind Bars for the typically processed, sugary breakfast bars (that truly are junk food in disguise).
Cereal: Trade sugary instant oatmeal for rolled oats. This little switch drastically cuts down on sugar content, increases fiber content, and will keep you fuller and more energized than the instant stuff.
Beverages: Sugar-filled chocolate milks and sodas can be replaced with sparkling water, unsweetened ice teas, and fruit-sweetened smoothies. (Local companies often produce bottled smoothies that are sweetened with dates or other fresh fruits. Here in NYC, LuliTonix is a great choice.)
What are your favorite healthier alternatives for workplace snacking? Tell us about it on our Facebook page!
Would you like support to revamp your own snack drawer or fridge? Want to know what foods you should be eating to feel your absolute, rockstar best? Email me and we’ll talk about how to schedule a consultation to discover your absolute best health this year!
You can feel good every day.