I had a request last week from my dear friend Jennifer to offer up some snack-on-the-go ideas. I’m soooo boring with snacks and don’t really snack much – – I swear. I mean, there’s times when I graze on everything in my cupboard (which isn’t much), but that’s not PLANNED snacking.
Just the same, I’m going to offer three tips today for snacking and then ask the readers to give us some of their best “throw-it-in-the-bag-to-eat-for-later” ideas. Sound good? I need everyone to participate (especially YOU, because you never leave comments!)
1. NEVER EAT THE WHOLE MEAL ALL AT ONCE
What the heck does that mean? So, let’s say it’s lunchtime and you order one of these bad boys.
|Subway Veggie Delite on Wheat toasted with Pepper Jack = Mouth Watering|
You’re going to be tempted to get chips. (Note: I TRY to get chips ONLY if they have Baked Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles. Other chips pale in comparison.) So, if you get said chips, you NEVER eat them with the sandwich. You save them for later and eat them as a snack. Same can be applied with a side of fruit that comes with lunch, or even save half of your sandwich. It works. Small “meals” keep you from getting hungry and diving into the junk.
2. A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
When I need a snack and I’m not eligible for any eating, I hit up Starbucks. I get a Skinny Latte (any flavor) and enjoy 16 ounces of tasty goodness for about 100 calories (depending on the flavor and toppings).
There’s something about coffee that makes me not hungry. Not sure what it is, but it works.
Year-to-Date Workout Stats
An average week with three days at the gym, and Team Green is still winning!