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One of the hardest parts of working from home is the snacking! I try my best to only buy perishable snacks [fresh fruits and veggies] but if my savory tooth had its way I’d eat salt & vinegar chips all day! 😉 I honestly can’t buy them! haha.
It’s so easy to not have time to sit down for a meal so grabbing a snack is what keeps me going through work and keeps me focused. I keep 3 go-to snacks on hand because I know they are much better options and fill me up as opposed to eating pieces of salty cardboard!
I thought I’d share the 3 and why I like each because they are seriously so quick to make! I’m not a huge nut person and so I don’t love things like trail mix or raw almonds. I have tried my hardest, but I think the most important thing is finding healthy snacks you enjoy because then you won’t binge on something else to make up for lack of flavor!
1. Strawberries & PB Yogurt
Whenever I have a sweet tooth this is what I grab! I love to cut up fresh strawberries and mix a bit of PB2 in with plain greek yogurt. PB2 is a healthier alternative to peanut butter without all the sugar and is great for making smoothies, etc. It’s a powder you just find in your peanut butter aisle and I mix it in with plain greek yogurt to take away the tartness. This seriously tastes like I’m dipping strawberries into peanut butter whipped cream!
When I did Whole 30, I got a lot of e-mails asking about Larabars. People were concerned about the sugar content, and so I got a little bit worried. I thought, “Wait, is Whole 30 leading me astray?!” Two of my closest and dearest friends are nutritionists so I asked them if they were fine. They said they are one of the best choices of a bar! The sugar comes from dates so it’s a natural sugar and just like eating strawberries or cherries. It curbs your sweet tooth as well. What you may want to watch out for are sugary granola bars that are filled with things like maple syrup. I also only purchase the Whole 30 approved ones because some have chocolate in them and that’s added sugar. See list here. My favorite is the Lemon Bar! It has the best texture to it [I think!] and the lemon keeps it tart and fresh.
3. Carrots & Salsa in a Mason Jar
I’m a salsa feign. Growing up in Texas we are spoiled with
good perfect Tex Mex and salsa is more of a staple than bread and butter. However, I make a point to not buy tortilla chips because I’d eat them all day long. Instead, I put salsa [I love to make it homemade, Pioneer Woman’s recipe is amazing!] in the bottom of a Mason Jar and place carrot sticks on top. This is a great snack you can take in the car and munch on while you get to work.
Do you have any go-to healthy snacks?! I’d love to try them!
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Yum.. I’ll have to try the on and yogurt!
And I love strawberries and cool whip with Chopped nuts on top for a light dessert!
So before I did whole 30 I literally ate Greek yogurt every day.. And now that I’m off I’ve slowly started adding dairy in. How has it been for you? Are you only eating Greek yogurt in terms of diary?
I really don’t eat dairy a lot because I never missed it on Whoke 30 but incorporating it back in wasn’t bad. I don’t eat yogurt regularly just because I don’t think it’s “that” healthy but with that being said I like to do this for when I have a sweet tooth! 🙂 I also will say I haven’t gone back to eating foods like queso I think if I did I would feel SO sick! Haha.
I know what you mean! The other day I had braums fro yo and got SO nauseous the next day!
Greek yogurt is my go-to healthy snack! It’s tasty, filling and has lots of protein! I also keep a jar of roasted peanuts at my desk at work.. I grab a handful whenever I’m hungry. It’s better than running to the work candy jar! Thanks for the post.
When you went through whole 30, and shared how Larabars were lifesavers when you needed a grab-and-go snack, I tried them out. Now I LOVE them!! I’m pretty much addicted to ‘cashew cookie’ haha .. I’m also thinking about trying whole 30 ((I’ve been getting a gagging feeling after I eat and won’t to find out what it is)) so I will be searching back through all your whole 30 posts for some recipe ideas! Thanks for sharing these snacks!
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I have never heard of eating carrots with salsa, but i must admit that it sounds pretty tasty. I’ll have to give it a shot! You always look so thin, so I definitely appreciate your snack ideas 🙂
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These are such great tips – especially the PB2 & greek yogurt! I also work from home so I feel your snacking pain!! 😉
I love larabar’s for a really quick snack on the go too. So nice to throw them in your purse and now you wont’ starve! I also just bought an RX Bar last night (also whole 30) I bought the blueberry…hopefully it’s good! I love making a smoothie as an afternoon snack, but sometimes that takes a little more time. If you add a frozen banana, cacoa powder, PB2, unsweetened almond milk it’s literally like you’re having a PB Choc shake that’s good for you! 🙂
Hope you’re having a great week!! XO
I’ve heard so much about Larabars! I need to stock up on those because I never have any good “on-the-go” snacks!
Story of my life with the chips! My office has endless snacks and if there are chips Forget. about. it..I’ll have 3 bags haha I love to bring grapefruits and almonds and I love shredded Brussels sprouts from Trader Joes with almonds and craisins YUM!
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I love greek yogurt + berries and have a whole tub of PB2 in my pantry…I’ve never thought of mixing it, but I think today will be the day! Thank you for the genius idea 🙂
I keep hearing so much about Whole30, can you explain some more to me! I want to be healthier!!
If you search whole 30 in my blog’s search bar I have lots of posts, explanations and recipes! I hope it helps you!