Or my sister. Who's freakish iron will power helps her to continue to look like a living, walking, talking Barbie doll.
But, despite us not being a tree or my sister, we do pretty good. We don't fry foods (uhhh, did you know how scared of splattering oil I am?) and keep our snacking to a bare minimum.
However, we are quite the foragers, so our snacking had to change a couple of months back so that we'd stay healthy.
My "snack," routine is pretty simple. Raw fruits, veggies, and nuts that I prepare and keep constantly stocked.
Raw veggies our pretty limited by our pallets, with red, green, and yellow bell peppers, celery, carrots, cucumbers, and celery as the standards, while I sometimes throw in raw broccoli just for kicks and giggles.
Fruits we try to vary as much as possible, sticking with those that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins and steering clear from the water based fruits (also high in sugar) such as watermelon, cantaloupe, and apples. All sorts of berries and cheeries are on our agendas this season!
A wholesale bag of Almonds graces our shelves right now, which I pull out one small handful and put in a baggie! That usually lasts for 2 servings.
Now, since we are on a pretty strict budget, I've found that by spending 10-15 minutes every other day washing, cutting, and storing these foods in baggies or ready to go single serve containers keeps us snacking on healthier options instead of reaching for those chips or cookies!
We also cut fresh produce and store in a container for when we want steamed veggies! I don't have a steamer here, so I've been using the microwave. This is so easy to just pull out of the fridge, throw one to two servings of mixed veggies in a bowl with water, salt, pepper, and put a plate over it and zap for 2-3 minutes! Presto, steamed veggies!
That's it, that's we veg here!