My favorite Macro Friendly SNACKS
If you’re anything like me, you’re a big snacker throughout the day. Good news though! There is nothing wrong with snacking. if you count macros you’re able to eat however you’d like (within reason). Some people prefer to eat 3 large meals a day, and others prefer to eat 6-7 smaller meals/snacks a day. I like a combo of both! I like to eat a bigger breakfast and dinner but smaller meals/snacks throughout the day.
I got asked to make a blog on my favorite macro friendly snack ideas over on my Instagram account @teachersgonestrong, so that’s what I’m doing for you guys :) I hope you like this list I put together and please, feel free to comment any other snack ideas you have!
Keep in mind that while you are tracking macros, you can have whatever snacks you’d like (as long as it fits into your macros for the day). These are just snacks that I personally love! When I say a snack is macro friendly, that generally just means that it is not super high in carbs or fats (you generally want to “use those” sparingly and not use all of your carbs and fats in one or two meals lol). It’s a bonus if a snack is high in protein too!
Let’s get to it…
MY FAVORITE MACRO-FRIENDLY SNACK IDEAS:
Grapes (I usually have 100-150g) which is about 17-25g carbs per serving. There’s nothing super special about grapes, I just have been loving them during this pregnancy! It’s important to find foods that YOU enjoy.
Banana or an Apple (about 30g of carbs) Quick and easy on the go! *remember fruit/veggies are mostly just carbohydrates. With the exception of a few things like avocado that is mainly a fat source.
Veggie Straws (the ranch ones DUH). These are a fav because you the serving size is HUGE! 38 sticks for 1 serving! 1 serving has 16g carbs, 7g fat and .5g protein.
Nature Valley Granola Cups…nuff said. Ya’ll have heard me preach about these for 2 years now and I’m still just as obsessed. The peanut butter ones taste just like a Reeses, but a little less sweet. They have 20g carbs, 12g fat and 5g protein.
Nature Valley Biscuits w/ Almond Butter filling— These are a new find for me and they are SO good! They have 23g carbs, 10g fat and 3g protein.
6. Cheese Stick/String Cheese and Apple—an apple has about 25-30g carbs depending upon the size and a cheese stick is 5g fat and 7g protein.
7. Deli Turkey/Cheese roll ups— 2oz of turkey has 9g protein, 1g carb and 1g fat + 1 cheese slice has about 0g carbs, 5g fat, 6g protein.
8. Hard Boiled Eggs—0g carbs, 5g fat and 6g protein.
9. Almonds— Almonds are great to get some fats in! Be careful with your serving size (weigh or count them out because they can QUICKLY add up!). 1 serving= 25g and they have 11g carbs, 12.5g fat and 5.3g protein.
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(1 scoop has 7g carbs, 23g protein and 2.5g fat).
11. Avocado Toast- I prefer to use Sarah Lee Bread or Dave’s Killer Bread Thin for lower cals. Sarah lee bread has only 9g carbs per slice! So with the avocado on top it would be about 14g carbs, 9.5g fat and 4g protein.
12. Peanut Butter Toast- 1 slice of Sarah Lee Bread + 1 tablespoon of Reduced Fat Peanut Butter (my fav!)= 16.5g carbs, 6.5g fat, 6.5g protein.
There you have it! 12 of my GO TO snack ideas! Again these are just snacks that I enjoy and eat regularly! Find foods you LOVE and fit them into your macros :) If you need any help with nutrition coaching or personal training, please check out the services tab on my website, OR email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to help you!! :)