Simple Snack Ideas for Work

By far the most common excuse I get for not eating healthy is a lack of preparation and time. I have come up with a list of real simple and easy to store snack ideas for your desk at work or in your car. By changing your environment to a healthier one, you can count on being successful at any goal you have in mind. Whether you want to lose weight, feel more energized, improve digestion or maintain your health, these snacks are a great for you.

Simple Snack Ideas: The following items can be stored at your desk or in the car:

Lara bars – these are raw, whole food bars (our favorite is Cashew Cookie)

Ultra Meal – Meal replacement bars – Available @ The Living Proof Institute

Trail Mix – any variety

Ultra Meal – Meal Replacement Powder – Available @ The Living Proof Institute

Nuts – cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts

Fruit/veggie basket (on your desk) – serves as a constant reminder to eat them

Nut bars – there are many to choose from

Dehydrated Fruit – can be high in sugar, but better than a candy bar

Sea Weed – This is an awesome snack

Seeds – sunflower, pumpkin

Nut and Seed Butters – cashew, almond, peanut, sunflower

Rice Crackers with hummus

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Contest Rules

1. Email us a picture of your favorite healthy recipe that you have prepared by Oct.31.2011 to drpatel@thelivingproofinstitute.com
2. We will choose the winner based on the best recipe and picture
3. The winner will win a free gift card to Whole Foods Market

We look forward to seeing all the great recipes!

Ingredient
– 1 avocado diced
– 2 tomatoes diced
– 1 lemon
– 1/2 small red onion sliced
– 1 tsp oregano
– 1 handful black olives sliced
– 1 heart romaine lettuce
– 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
– sea salt and black pepper to taste
– red wine vinegar

Directions
1. Add zest of one lemon to a bowl
2. Squeeze the juice of half of the lemon
3. Add oregano to this bowl and extra virgin olive oil
4. In a separate bowl add onions with a splash of red wine vinegar and a small pinch of sea salt and black pepper
5. Chop lettuce and add to another bowl with avocado and tomato
6. Add dressing and marinated onion to the bowl with the lettuce
7. Toss well and serve.

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