Sunday, September 02, 2012

Snack Bins for Hubby and Son...

A few weeks ago, I started making snack bins for the two older men. They are both trying to lose weight and Jon thought, "What if we had snacks already prepared that were under 200 Calories each?" Then we could just choose different combos for the day and never eat too many calories. Pinterest to the rescue! I searched for low calorie snack ideas and snacks for under 200 Calories. This website popped up and was a huge help in the snack department.

photo of Eric's box in progress

1. They wanted no more than 1000 calories during the day, not including breakfast or dinner.

2. They could divide up the calories however they choose.

3. Everything would be grab and go. That way, dh could take them to work and not worry about messes.

So, here's what I've come up with...

Choose 3 of these per day in your box:

1. Turkey Sandwich Thin (3oz of turkey, one sandwich thin, lettuce, tomato, and mustard) 200 calories

2. Muffin Pizza (100 Calorie English muffin, 1/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, 3 turkey pepperonis, green peppers) 200 calories

3. Bagel Thin w/laughing cow cream cheese wedge 145 calories

4. 2 hard boiled eggs w/ 1tbsp reduced fat mayo and mustard 161 calories

5. Triscuits and Babybell cheese 170 calories

6. Veggie Pita thin w/hummus 150 calories + veggies

Choose 4 of these per day in your box:

1. Cottage cheese, flavored 90 calories

2. Apple and cheese stick 141 calories

3. Greek yogurt 140 Calories

4. 100 Calorie Pop Corn

5. 90 Calorie Granola bar

6. Carrots and low-fat ranch 52 Calories

7. 100 Calories of fruit (1 piece or 1 cup)

8. 70 calorie Italian ice (Obviously this one is for weekends. :)

They really come together quickly and the guys really love them. Now to work on one for the younger ones. :)



Cynthia said...

GREAT idea!

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Lisa, I hit on this idea when Michael and I did the Daniel Fast. I have a little basket with snacks ready to go - one in the fridge and one on the shelf....I find it REALLY helps me to have good options ready to grab....and the kids are grabbing the snacks which is giving them more variety! Fun to see you hit on the same idea.

Lisa in Jax said...

Great minds think alike! :) It's working really well and I'm even making them for Allison now.