I’ve gotten my morning routine down to a science so that I drink my coffee during my commute and have breakfast once I get to my office, which keeps me full just in time for lunch around 12:30. The afternoon, however is a little tougher. Most days, I workout after work, so I need a snack around 3-4 pm so I can keep my energy levels up and make it to dinner at ~8 pm. I’ve started noticing that a complex carb-heavy lunch or snack gives me more energy for my workout than protein or fats but I’d like to keep experimenting to see if this is true.
On the days I don’t think I’ll need a snack so I don’t bring anything, I inevitably end up hungry and searching our office kitchen for anything and everything. Usually this means I end up eating tortilla chips or cookies. Not great.
Today, I am sharing some of my favorite health snacks as a way to keep myself accountable and hopefully inspire some of you! My motto is “the simpler the better”, so these are nothing fancy. I like prepping a big batch of portioned-out snacks to bring to the office so I can grab them quickly.
My new favorite hummus is this crockpot hummus. Easy, homemade and delish served with fresh veggies for a snack with protein and complex carbs. Sometimes I’ll do crackers with the hummus as well.
Nothing is more classic than a crisp apple paired with a dash of cinnamon and peanut butter. I choose natural peanut butter since it doesn’t have any added sugar.
Cheese and crackers- does it get any better than that? One of my favorite cheeses is Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar.
I recently tried GOOD THiNS Chickpea Garlic and Herb snacks and they are my new favorite. I wasn’t really sure what to expect since these are made with real chickpeas but I loved them! They are crunchy like regular crackers but are made without any artificial ingredients or partially hydrogenated oils. They are hot off the press and I found them in the snack and cracker aisle of my local Acme grocery store. Definitely check them out!
Greek yogurt is one of my favorite breakfast options, and sometimes I forget that it can be a great snack too. I used to always add honey to plain greek yogurt, but lately I find that I only need some fresh or thawed frozen fruit. This time, I microwaved frozen blueberries for 30 seconds and then spooned them over the greek yogurt with some lemon zest. No extra sweetness needed here!
Lately, I resurrected these Salted Caramel Cashew Bars and have been having one each afternoon with a hot or cold (depending on the weather) homemade chai tea latte. I make regular chai tea and then mix it with a touch of honey and almond or 2% milk. So much better than a sugar-laden cafe chai tea latte.
What are some of your favorite snacks?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons and GOODTHiNS. The opinions and text are all mine.