The idea to share my favourite snacks came to me the other day, but I immediately discarded it. People don’t need to read your blog to know that greek yogurt exists, Jacklyn.
But then I got thinking about how often I hear people complaining of being in a ‘snack rut’ and I had a revelation: if we are all caught in a snack rut, but our snack ruts are all different snacks ruts, then we just need to SHARE our snack ruts with each other to get out of our snack ruts.
Are you with me?!
These are the 5 snacks that I pack most often. None of them are creative or uncommon. But perhaps there are one or two that don’t typically cross your mind as you’re leaving for the day and grabbing something to go.
It was nice knowing you, Snack Rut.
1. Fruit and Cheese
Having a bit of strong cheddar alongside my fruit keeps me full longer and satisfies my (seemingly constant) craving for the sweet-and-salty combo. Apples also work wonderfully instead of grapes!
2. Muffin with Nut/Seed Butter
I make an alarming number of batches of muffins but I just can’t stop because a muffin-stocked freezer is the best kind of freezer. I usually just give them a minute in the microwave, slather some type of nut/seed butter between the halves and take off running.
3. Pita and Hummus
When I buy a package of pita, I cut them all in half and stick the bag right back into the freezer. They thaw in minutes as good as fresh. Paired with some hummus = 10/10 (But what is NOT good when hummus is involved?)
4. Greek Yogurt
The protein in greek yogurt makes for a pretty filling snack and it is so customizable. I usually add cinnamon, vanilla and a bit of sweetener to plain yogurt. Maple syrup is pictured, but honey and mashed banana are great too.
5. Dried Fruit and Nuts
Such a winning combo. A bit of quick sugar from the fruit and some slower-acting fat and protein balances this one out nicely. I typically opt for dates, prunes or raisins and the world is your oyster when it comes to the nut/seed selection!
What are your favourite snacks?! Do tell.
And HAPPY FRIDAY!