Snack Time with StacyMac

One of the problems that working at home can present is food. Either you eat too much, or you don’t eat at all. Add to this, usually if you aren’t eating, you aren’t drinking enough water either!

I needed to fix this (I tend to not eat if I get in the middle of a project).  I try to set up snacks on Sunday for the week ahead. With the exception of slicing apples (because I don’t want them to turn brown).

I thought I would take a moment and share a few of the snacks I have during the week. The one thing I did forget to include in any of these…carrots. I always have a bag of baby carrots around because they are great to munch on.

Almonds, Cranberries & Pirate’s Booty: I love almonds, and let’s be real, they are a great source of protein. I used to think the only way I liked them was if they were the smokehouse almonds. I’m pretty certain that is because people kept saying raw almonds were the best. Well, I just can’t to plain, raw almonds. I like roasted and unsalted. Somehow I discovered the dried cranberries were a great flavor and texture combo. Add some White Cheddar Pirate’s Booty and you have a great, flavorful, low calorie snack.

Grapes, Pretzels & Cheese: You will notice that all of my snacks have a good amount of protein. I need them to be that way so that my blood sugar remains normal. I am hypoglycemic and the recovery time is something I don’t have when it comes to bouncing back from a sugar drop. I may be able to get it under control quickly, but it wipes me out. This is one of my favorite combos because I like the cold grapes. My cheese of choice is Dill Havarti. Yum

Pretzels, Brie and Apples: The key here is the right kind of apples. I prefer Granny Smith apples when I’m having brie. I might be apparent that pretzels are my go to crunchy snack, but I will throw in crackers every now and again.

 

Apples & Nutella: OK..ok…ok…simmer down. It’s not a horrible snack. A serving of Nutella is 2 tablespoons and that is plenty to provide a little sweet and a little protein (very little).  I don’t have this every week…it’s more of a ‘rough day’ sort of snack. (FYI – I have not yet figured out a trick to photograph Nutella without it looking like poo.)

 

Again…carrots are always thrown in here and there.

I hope you got some inspiration and ideas for happy snacking!