I’m a snacker. We have a snack every afternoon at three, but it’s late at night after the kids go to bed that I get really snacky. Since I’m up late cleaning, I want to go ahead and have a snack but I want to make it smart.
Here’s a list of some of my favorite smarter snack choices:
- Yogurt – I buy plain yogurt and then flavor it myself with vanilla and a minimum amount of sugar substitute.
- 100 Calorie Snack-Packs – There are a lot of brands offering these now, I like Quaker Cinnamon Streusel Mini Delights and Chex Mix Chocolate Caramel. Feeds the sweet tooth with a limited amount of damage.
- Rice cakes – Yes, I eat those. Cinnamon Apple is good.
- Nuts, in the shell – I eat peanuts or pistachios. Buying them in the shell means you have to spend time de-shelling them in between each one, which means it isn’t as easy to eat as many. (Whereas you can grab a whole handful of peanuts out of a can and pop them in your mouth at once.) Nuts do contain fat, but it’s a healthy fat and they’re also a good source of protein and other vitamins.
As you can tell, I’m a carb snacker. I don’t mind fruits and veggies during the day but when I feel “snacky,” I prefer carbs all the way.
What do you snack on?