I love snacks. Don’t you? Less commitment than a full meal, but often just as tasty and satisfying. I even like the word snacks. It’s a happy word. Say it aloud. A guaranteed mood lifter.
Usually we choose our snacks by convenience. The less time from prep (opening the bag) to belly the better. Alas, more convenient typically means less good for you. It’s a sad fact of dieting.
So, what to snack on? There are lots of choices. Here’s what I typically keep around the house to serve as my bridge between meals.
String Cheese Low in calories, high in protein, and fun to eat. Makes a perfect snack at any age.
Carrots & Hummus Who doesn’t like dips? And this one’s healthy and comes in a staggering amount of flavors. Swirl in organic baby carrots and you’re in business.
Deli Turkey For a quick snack I’ll pull out a slice of ever present sandwich-style turkey. Wrapping a slice around cheese and adding EVOO ups the deliciousness.
Triscuits & Laughing Cow My go to snack at work combines the only modestly healthy cracker with a 35 calorie laughing cow wedge. Use the triscuit as a scoop and no utensils are required.
Blueberries When they’re in season and I need a quick sugar fix a half a handful is a marvelous discovery.