You had your workout, you ate healthy all day, only to be ruined with those late night munchies while you sit back with your wife and wrestle with the remote control.
After a long day, and the house finally quiet with the kids in bed, these evil evening hours can bring on the snack attack that can make the difference between being a fit or fat father.
From chips, candy to chocolate, whatever junk food you have in the house will eventually being eaten, despite your best efforts. It’s one of the basic laws of the universe, if food is in your house, it will end up in your gut. So shop smart and don’t take it home with you when you leave the supermarket. That’s half the battle right there.
Now to win the war on the snack attack I have 3 quick and nutritious healthy snack recipes that are salty, crunchy and sweet. They only take minutes to make, are high in nutrients AND taste, the perfect win-win!
1. Krispy Kale Chips
1 bunch of kale
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of sea salt
Toss in small bowl, drizzle with olive oil, garlic and sea salt
Spread them out on parchment lined baking sheet and put in
350 deg oven for 15 mins until slightly brown.
You will be so surprised how crunchy and salty they turn out and how they taste like REAL potato chips!
2. Perfect Pistachios
3 tbsp of natural butter
1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 cups shelled dry-roasted pistachios
Stir everything together in a bowl, tossing to coat. Place pistachios in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, give em a shake and stir and bake for another 10 minutes.
You will love the smell coming out of your oven and they taste even better the next day stored in a air tight container.
3. Guiltless Greek Garlic Dip
1 cup of plain Greek Yogurt
1 tsp of Clubhouse Roasted Garlic and Pepper Spice
Add to bowl and stir to mix. Takes 5 seconds to make and probably 5 seconds to eat with some homemade whole wheat pita chips!
Now you and your wife will be fighting over the food instead of the remote…
Give these a try and let me know in the comments below who got the last bite!
Sean Barker is a busy dad who finds time for family, fitness and fun. He likes pumping iron as well as producing it, as a heavy equipment
operator in the iron ore mines. He is ALSO a nationally certified personal trainer who writes for Fit Parent and Inside Fitness magazines and is the author of The Dad Fitness System at www.DadFitness.com. Sean also has a Dad Fitness Blog with tips, thoughts, and humor on being a fit dad at DadFitnessBlog.com.