250-300 Calorie Snack Idea

250-300 Calorie Snack Idea

Avo Strawberry Toast

I’m always looking for new snack ideas that are satisfying both in my stomach and my mouth. 😛 There is nothing like feeling full, but not feeling satisfied because something didn’t taste good. This my friends is not the case here. It is deliciously sweet and creamy with a bit of crunch. Toast your fave piece of bread – cut up 1/4-1/2 of an avocado (depending on how hungry you are) into tiny squares so that it spreads really easily on the toast, and then slice 3-4 strawberries and lay over the top. It is my new fave snack. I can’t get enough. It’s pretty too, which often makes food taste even better. 😉 As a triathlete, I’m always looking for snacks that will fuel, refuel and repair my body.

Strawberries – Packed full with Vitamin C which helps your body fend off infections and produce collagen, which holds muscles and bones together. Vitamin C-rich foods also help prevent bruising, by enhancing iron and folate absorption. As fiber-rich foods, strawberries promote blood sugar control and lasting energy between meals

Avocado – helps to lower bad cholesterol, promote lean muscle growth, contains up to 15 grams of fiber, more than any other fruit, and nearly 20 different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including beta-carotene and vitamins C, E and B6. Avocados are also loaded with critical electrolytes like potassium (60 percent more than a banana) and magnesium, which contribute to proper cell and muscle function—vital for an athlete.

Ezekiel Bread – It contains no flour and is made up of a mixture of grains and legumes—organic wheat, millet, spelt, barely, soybeans and lentils (all sprouted). This combination makes Ezekiel bread a complete source of protein, on par with eggs and milk, containing all nine essential amino acids. There is no sugar which is the best part, because often bread spikes our glucose levels making us crash later on if the energy isn’t used, and or the body turns it to fat.

What’s even harder is trying to find a snack that is satisfying, filling, and doesn’t break the calorie bank. This is packed full of nutritious goodness and is only 250-300 calories. Go try it out!

AvoStrawberryToast_5 snack idea

  • Katie Morse

    Anytime! Enjoy!

  • This looks amazing Katie! Thanks so much for sharing 👊🏻

  • Katie Morse

    yay! So excited for you! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  • Meeghan O’Donnell

    Registration ID:R-0LRCKSPPParticipant:Meeghan O’DonnellDate:June 18, 2016Location:2132 Middlebury Rd
    Middlebury, Connecticut 06762Registration category
    and price type:15th Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon / Duathlon/ Sprint at Quassy – USAT Members – Triathlon Olympic Indiv USAT
    BOOM. What have I done???!!! Ha. Goin for it. Life is short! Thx!!!! Will let you know 🙂

  • Katie Morse

    LOL. One of my favorite mottos in life is: Go Big or Go Home. So WWKD? I would do it! I’m all about trying something. So what if it doesn’t go to plan, but what if it does? Challenging ourselves is how we grow, and we learn so much from growth. I say go for it! Have fun cheering at Eagleman! Let me know if you sign up!

  • Meeghan O’Donnell

    Thanks!!! Ok quick input. There’s an Oly in 2 weeks. Competitor in me so wants to try it. But WWKD? Would you do a few more sprints or push yourself to see how it goes? Heading down to Eagleman this weekend to root for a buddy…so psyched!

  • Katie Morse

    Woohoo! Congrats Meeghan! I love it! Rain can be a bummer, but it makes the accomplishment that much more meaningful because of the conditions. Stoked for you to be on the triathlon bandwagon. Such an awesome sport. And how good is the avo strawberry toast? I just love it.

  • Meeghan O’Donnell

    Yum is all I can say! Had this after my very first sprint today …. Woot! Wish I were faster but that will come… Rain was a bummer but all in all super fun!!! Thanks for all of your motivation Katie!! Ready for the next one!!