This Week's Snacks #2

This week I haven't eaten as many snacks as I normally do, which is probably because I've gotten a lot busier and just don't have as much free time. Usually for me, free time = snacking. I can't not have ANY snacks though, because, well, I really like eating (have you seen the title of my blog??) and snacking means getting to taste and enjoy more things! Here is what I'm enjoying this week!

Oh Yeah! One Bar - Peanut Butter Pie Flavor
I'm not a huge fan of protein bars. I usually can't get around their weird aftertastes and gritty textures. I was offered a sample of an Oh Yeah One Bar at Vitamin Shoppe a while back and decided I really liked the PB Pie flavor a lot! For a protein bar, it's actually quite delicious and it has excellent macros!! 

Fresh Strawberries
My friend and I have been going berry picking together every year when berries start to ripen for a few years now. I look forward to this every spring! There's nothing better than fresh strawberries. They're so juicy and sweet this time of year! I eat them by the handfuls raw and also mix them into Coconut greek yogurt from Trader Joe's with whipped cream on top.  

Dill Pickle Cashews
If you have a salt tooth and you like pickles, you will LOVE these cashews. Cashews are my favorite nut anyway, but adding pickle seasoning to them just takes them over the top!! Target sells boxes of 100 calorie packets of these things, which are SUPER convenient! It's way too easy to eat a million calories in nuts, so I appreciate the pre-portioned packs. I like to add them to a little "snack plate" and eat them with some actual pickles on the side. 

Reese's Chips Ahoy
I saw these in the store last week and I totally could not help but grab them and bring them home with me. Cookies are one of my cravings lately and these are just so chocolatey and delicious! I don't even like peanut butter all that much but somehow in a Reese's it's just so delicious! Peanut butter was obviously created to go with chocolate.



This Week's Snacks

If there's one "bad" food habit I have, it's probably that I'm such a big snacker. Snack foods are so good to me, and I just enjoy eating at a regular frequency. The problem with that is, of course, I end up eating things all the time. And that can be not so great for my waistline.

One thing I'm trying to do better is eating only one or two snacks a day and eating larger meals instead of a ton of snacks sprinkled throughout the day. So far it's been working pretty well! It helps to 

This week I'm snacking on:

Bounce Coconut Macademia Protein Bliss Balls

I eat these 15-20 minutes before I go to the gym for my morning workout. I found them at Trader Joe's and they're the perfect combo of protein and carbs. I think they taste pretty great, too!

Boom Chicka Pop Lightly Salted Popcorn

I grabbed this at Whole Foods this week to try and I'm so glad I did!  A serving size is 3.5 cups or 28 grams (I weigh it with my food scale) and only 120 calories. I tend to be a volume eater (I want to eat A LOT, not just have a small portion of something) so this is really satisfying to me because it feels like I'm getting a lot. 

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bar - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

If you get a craving for sweets after dinner, this would be a really awesome treat to fill that void without getting too crazy. First of all, it's only 100 calories (and 5 grams of protein!) per bar, so you could really even eat two if you wanted to! Second, I think since it's a bar and you have to eat it slower and savor it, it's much more satisfying than the same sized serving of regular ice cream or froyo. Plus, there are chunks of cookie dough inside! Yessss. I got these at Target as an impulse purchase. 

I have also added some fruits to my snacks this week. I don't normally eat a lot of fruit, but I picked up some strawberries and a couple of apples to eat with my favorite almond butter, Justin's Vanilla. 

That's what I'm munching on this week! I'd love to hear what your snacks are this week! Feel free to comment below with what you're enjoying!