If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you probably know I’m a big snacker. In college, I would often just snack all day instead of preparing a real meal. Thanks to a more structured schedule, I typically find myself eating larger meals, but I still like to supplement with snacks along the way. They keep me energized, and are always a nice pick me up during the work day!
So for a little “What I Ate Wednesday” recap, here are some of my healthy snack ideas I’ve been munching on lately. I hope they give you some inspiration for your own cravings!
I eat breakfast around 7am, so by 10am, my stomach will usually start growling. There are days when I don’t eat lunch until after 1pm, so I always come prepared with something to munch or sip on in the morning. This is what it’s looked like lately:
Some mornings I have an apple, and some mornings I get out the juicer. This juice was practically glowing! It’s a nice little boost to my metabolism, and seems to give me plenty of energy! It’s also a great way to re-hydrate after my morning coffee.
Afternoon pick me ups
Sometimes it’s fresh fruit. Sometimes it’s veggies and hummus. On days when I don’t have a lot of time to prepare a snack to take with me, I rely on protein bars. Sure, they’re processed and all that… but I find that if I don’t have a snack between 3-4, I come home from work and tear the pantry apart. It’s not a pretty picture. Best to just honor those hunger cues, trust me. These are some of my favorite throw-in-my-work-bag bar options. (Full review here.)
I used to be a huge night time snacker. Like to the point where I was having trouble sleeping because I’d be so full! Not good. Lately I haven’t been snacking at night (except for the
occasional frequent fro-yo trip) but when I do, it usually has more to do with a craving than actual hunger. So I will sometimes have a glass of wine, or a piece of dark chocolate, or some popcorn. I try not to eat too much, because I think it does make it more difficult for me to fall asleep. I haven’t been able to find that Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn recently… so I’m hoping it’s not discontinued. Does anyone know where I can find it? For now, I’ll be making it on the stove, and sprinkling with nutritional yeast.