I've been noticing over the last number of weeks that I have been eating more snacks. Maybe its because my meals are missing an added "oomph" of protein to hold me over between meals, or maybe I actually am hungry and need to up my calorie intake a bit.
...No matter the cause, I need to start focusing on making sure that my snacks, when the urge does strike, are healthy and not simply convenient (Hello cookies and granola bars sitting in my desk drawer at work, I am talking to you!).
I am taking control of my snacking.
...Substituting the bad with the good.
If I want a snack, I can have it. I just need to make sure that its not an overly-processed-full-of-sugar-and-junk snack that will do nothing to actually satisfy the hunger monster within.
With that, let's see what I snacked on yesterday...
Happy "What I Ate" Wednesday!
Mid-Morning Snacks: Baby Carrots and String Cheese (I didn't end up eating this cheese stick because someone stole my snack from the fridge at work!... Who the heck steals someone else's cheese?!)
Lunch: Weight Watchers SmartOnes Macaroni & Cheese (Yes this is overly processed, but also on sale and convenient since the hubs decided to eat my lunch leftovers for dinner...) w/ a Side of Veggies
Mid-Afternoon Snack: YoCrunch Greek Yogurt w/ Sliced Almonds
Dinner: Rice Cooker Quinoa w/ Corn, Carrots, Onion, & Kidney Beans alongside a Salad
Pre-Bed Snack: Mocha Chip Ice Cream
Now for the hard part, making sure that my smart snacking goal sticks.
...I really want to keep this up!
What are your favorite go-to snacks?
...I love Greek yogurt, fruit, and sliced veggies because they are easy to eat while I work, work, work the day away!