Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ideas for eating healthy...

We've been gone  a while due to being so busy with school, but WE'RE BACK!

           Today's post is about healthy food. I know what you're thinking, and no it's not all about veggies and salad. Yes, even at Beck's Handcrafted Houses the fattening food calls to us. It's even worse trying not to snack while working on our houses. However, it's that time again when we realize just how unhealthy we have been eating over the summer and during the school year and try to turn the tides before Christmas gets here or at least start after the new year.

          Last year, in January, several of the teachers at our school decided to commit to Weight Watchers. It was absolutely the best decision for me because I really needed to lose quite a bit of weight.  After just 3 1/2 months of adhering strictly to the plan while not exercising I had lost 30 lbs. It was great because it is not a "diet" plan like others, but rather a way of eating where you can still eat those favorite foods, but you are limiting portion sizes.  Our hardest challenge with eating healthy is snacking and trying to find those healthy snacks that help fill the void of those fattening chips, candy, etc. Here are a few items we love to snack on that have very small amounts of points for LOTS of food.

 Special K Cracker Chips are by far the best snack to eat because you can eat around 27 chips for only 3 points. Yes, just 3 points and 3 servings to a box. You can find these at Wal-Mart, Target, and I've even seen them at Dollar General.

Special K Popcorn Chips are also another great snack just like the cracker chips. If you love snacking on popcorn while watching a movie at home, these are a great healthy substitute. Once again, you can have 27 chips for only 3 points.

Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can get a three pack at Wal-Mart and I assume many other places. You can eat one of the cups for just 3 points.

Always looking for a quick breakfast on the go? These are one of my favorites when I'm in a hurry to get to work in the morning. Amazingly enough they are pretty filling and tide me over until I can get a full lunch. These bars are only 4 points per bar.