You’re halfway through a brutal workout or sitting down to your biggest exam of the semester, when all of a sudden it hits you — hunger pains. Maybe you forgot to grab breakfast before hitting the #6AMCrew this morning or you’ve been rushing around all day without even 15 minutes to stop + grab a quick snack between meetings. Now, you’re stuck with an achy, crampy feeling that’s distracting you from hitting all dem #GOALZ. Giving your body the proper fuel it needs is so important in making sure you’re performing at your best + to keep yourself from crashing midday. Be strategic in your food choices by filling your tummy with these high-fiber picks that’ll keep you goin’ + avoid hanger [hungry + anger ; )] —
Who says you can only enjoy these while the leaves are still changing? Keep eating apples all year long by chopping them into fresh salads, dipping them in PB, or baking a yummy apple crisp. This is the best fruit for taking on-the-go, because we know how busy CHAARG girls can be. How ‘bout dem apples? ; )
The chickpeas in hummus give it the high-fiber [+ some protein!] kick that ya need. It’s a super versatile snack — use it as a dip for pretzels // veggies or a spread on toast + sandwiches. If you’re meal-prepping for the week, you can buy snack-size hummus cups to pair with [pre-sliced] cucumbers + peppers, easily stashed in your bag as you walk out the door.
Considered to be the *super food* by many, avocado is rich in healthy fats that help your body absorb all of the other important nutrients that you eat, along with curbing hunger cravings throughout the day. On your next Chipotle lunch run, don’t feel guilty paying extra for guac!
As if you needed an excuse to brunch with other CHAARGies, now you can enjoy eggs scrambled, poached, or sunny side up knowing that they’re healthy for you, too. In addition to fiber, eggs contain calcium, iron, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Up your omelette game by mixing in spinach, onions, + any veggies you want : )
5] WHOLE WHEAT PASTA
Unless you’re living in Italy, pasta tends to get a bad rap. However, you can *indulge* on your favorite carbs + still be healthy by skipping the over-processed stuff ++ choosing whole wheat pasta instead. Its benefits of antioxidants, B vitamins, + fiber are a great way to fill you up + fuel your days.
Don’t let midday hunger get the best of you. Give your body the energy-boost it needs by choosing the foods you fuel it with wisely [+ remember to share your recipes to #CHAARGeats on Insta]! : )
++ Alyssa M [amatts_inchaarg] // UConn CHAARG