Nick and I are not “snack” people. Wait, let me rephrase that: Nick and I both love snacks, and as such, don’t keep many in our kitchen for fear that we will eat them all. Because we absolutely will.
There are a few snacks that we often have on-hand, including microwaveable popcorn (we like the individual 100 calorie bags), Fudgsicles (40 calories, no sugar added), reduced fat Triscuits (which I fatten up with whipped cream cheese, YUM), and cereal. The problem with all of these snacks is that they just feel like empty calories to me lately, even if they’re “low fat” or “low calorie.” And, most importantly, I rarely feel satisfied after eating them. As I’ve been saying basically forever, I need to get some healthy foods into my day-to-day diet, and I just never try hard enough to make the change… but after lots of over-indulging this summer (hello, Phillies games, beach house, and birthdays!), it’s time to get serious.
I don’t love lots of vegetables, but I have to start eating some snacks that are guilt-free and more satisfying. I have overdone it with baby carrots in the past and sometimes now I feel sick just looking at them, but perhaps in moderation I could get back into them. I like most kinds of fruit, but don’t want to overdo it with sugar, either, even if they are “natural” sugars. (Then again, I guess a piece of fruit is still better for me than a plate full of Triscuits and whipped cream cheese. Yummmm.)
Readers, help me out of my snack rut. What is your favorite somewhat healthy snack, and why do you love it?