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?


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  1. Estera said, on November 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    def. throw nuts into the mix. almonds are super good for you.

    • Bethany said, on November 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

      trader joes :D

  2. Janet said, on November 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    i make spinach smoothies… i mix spinach leaves, crushed ice, vanilla greek yogurt (brand: cabot, but i think it’s only sold in the east coast :(, and simply oj into a blender. it’s so yummy!

    • Bethany said, on November 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

      ooooh that does sound yummy. i’ll pick up some vanilla yogurt next time

  3. Ms. Pak-Man said, on November 9, 2011 at 10:55 am

    okra chips, beet chips, etc. from whole foods! they give me the crunchy salty chips fix that i desperately crave often =)

    • Bethany said, on November 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

      oooh yum! i haven’t seen them before–i’ll look. have you tried making them?? i’ve made kale chips but was unimpressed.

  4. […] entire life but what I snack on has evolved and shifted with the seasons and years (and fads). The last time I wrote about snacking it was on my (now-defunct) food blog, Really […]

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