Really Eating

My Favorite Snacks

Posted in Ingredients, Lists by Bethany on November 8, 2011

I’ve always been a snacker (like most girls). That can be a good thing when you’re trying to eat more smaller meals throughout the day, rather than 3 big meals without any calories inbetween meals. On the other hand, it can be a big area of weakness when you’re already eating 3 big meals… doh.

Over time I’ve been trying to evolve and graduate my snack preferences away from super-processed, sugary/salty snacks and more toward healthier, energizing snacks, especially when I sit at a desk for more than 7-8 hours/day. I still love my cookies, cupcakes, chips, and Cheez-Its (so addictive!), but on a regular basis, I try to reach for these kinds of snacks instead:

  • Greek yogurt (when on sale, you can find Chobani brand for $1 each)
  • Costco trail mix (I can’t deny I love finding the little chocolate pieces in it)
  • Cereal (Honey Nut Chex is my favorite)
  • Baby carrots and peanut butter
  • Fresh, seasonal fruit (right now-apples and grapes)
  • Pudding cups (when I *have* to have a little bit of chocolate)
  • Costco edamame packets (brand: Madame Edamame, toss them in a microwave and voila!)
  • Carrot-orange juice (sometimes juices/drinks are great snacks too! I mix the organic Boathouse Farms carrot juice at Costco with Simply OJ)

What do you snack on? Suggestions? Favorites?