the key is what's in the snacks. we know this.
recently, i was listening to a news report on how kind bars weren't going to be allowed to call themselves healthy any longer because they were too high in fat.
people - they are high in fat because they are made from nuts. nuts are high in fat...good fat. so as long as you aren't eating 70-hundred kind bars in a day, well...i think you're going to be just fine and can, in fact, consider these bars healthy.
i find that if i have a few ideas of a few different snacks i can grab each day i'm a lot less likely to eat a handful of cereal here or a spoonful of frosting there. (seriously...i can't say no to frosting.)
i'm here to tell you my five favorite snacks in my current rotation! yum.
i slice up an apple and sprinkle it with cinnamon. totally satisfying. totally simple. the key is to make sure you eat your fruit before 3 pm, so you have a chance to burn off the sugar before you park it on the couch at 7 pm...or is that just me?
2 // 1 cup blueberries + 2 tbsp walnuts
3 // sliced veggies + hummus
my favorite veggies to pair with hummus - peppers, snap peas, carrots.
another use for hummus? use it as your spread on a sandwich instead of mayo. delicious for sure.
4 // 1 slice whole wheat bread + avocado slices + tomato slice
yum. i loooove this one after i go for a run. toast up a slice of bread, slice up 1/4 of an avocado, throw on a tomato slice and top it with salt and pepper.
if you want to take it one step further and make it a meal, make an egg over easy and layer that first on your slice of toast, then the avocado, then the tomato with salt and pepper. makes my mouth water.
5 // greek yogurt + spices + sliced veggies
so simple. just grab 1/4 cup 0% greek yogurt and throw in your favorite spices. me? i like dill + salt + pepper...maybe even a little garlic. slice up some veggies like cucumbers and/or peppers and you're in business.
bonus...you can make a large batch of this so you have it on hand for future schnacking. do it. it doesn't disappoint.