I am a snacker. There I said it. I like to snack pretty much… well, a lot of the time. Especially in that 10 am and 2 pm time frame. It is like clockwork. My body is yelling – “feed me!” And, I usually oblige. The key however, to snacking is choosing the right foods.
If you have been joining me on my Blog journey you may have read my post – Belly And Food – Love/Hate Relationship. There I introduced you to my quest to adopted a healthy lifestyle through Clean Eating. A lot of times I get asked – “Well, what can you snack on?” I will admit, when I first started this journey I asked myself that question too. My biggest struggle was my work week. Having an office job, you get stuck behind your desk all day and with the crazy hours and deadlines came skipped meals or really poor meals on the fly. I felt like crap.
However, once I invested the time to learn more about Clean Eating, I realized that it was foods I already loved but needed to look at differently. I always tell people my biggest struggle was with my sweet tooth. I always crave chocolate at the end of the day. But guess what? It was all mental. My body was hungry but it really didn’t have to have chocolate. I found the sweetness in fruit, well, it did just the same thing as a candy bar except this time my hips were yelling – “Yeah, take that chocolate!” and “You go girl!”
Snacking has actually become easy! I find now I am in a routine during the work week and my biggest struggle is maintaining through the weekend. I decided to round up some of my favorites to share with you.
2 – String Cheese – I love me some String Cheese. It is portable and offers a great source of calcium.
3 – Clementines. Oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’ Clementine. I pack just for the song! Nah, again a super easy fruit on the go. These are my perfect mid-afternoon snack when the sweet tooth kicks in.
4 – Hard Boiled Eggs – Yes. It is true. Hard Boiled Eggs are low in calories and high in nutrition, containing a great source of protein.
5 – Hummus. Yum! Pair with some Pretzels or Pita Chips and let’s have a party! Hummus is made with chickpeas which are a great source of complex carbohydrates and protein.
6 – Edamame – Cook ahead of time and sprinkle with some sea salt. It is a wonderfully addictive treat.
7 – KIND Bars! These are my go-to! The Oats and Honey tastes like a Rice Krispie treat too!
Please comment below on your favorite Clean Eating Snacks!