Today I’m here to chat a little bit about snack time. It’s one of those things we all learned about in Kindergarten. Sort of like nap time, sharing, being kind, show and tell…well you get the idea. All of which are still really good things to practice, including snack time!
However, isn’t it true that we can often tend to neglect our own snacking needs? I believe there is a simple way to avoid this dilemma. It’s all about implementing a P.O.A. (plan of attack). A preparation for your snack attacks. (You know the hunger pains you experience when you just need something to eat?) I mean really, a little planning can go a long way. Here are my three simple steps that will help you to get out of your snack rut!
As you do your weekly grocery shopping, plan to purchase (healthy) snack options for yourself. Select a variety of things that you will look forward to munching on. (You might need to hide these from your little ones.) Be sure to plan ahead by buying enough to get you through until your next shopping trip.
Set aside some time each week to pack up your snacks. Use reusable containers to store and organize your snacks. Get all of the prep work done ahead of time. That way when your appetite calls you will have a quick answer!
Here are some examples of containers I like to use. They help me to maintain my motto of reduce and reuse. And they are also fantastic for keeping the serving size in check! (Note to self, snacks should not become meals.)
The key to having your snacks when you need them, is to have them where you need them. Stash some in your car, purse, desk drawers, fridge….wherever you will need to have quick access.
Be creative with your snack options and be sure to add variety and interest, and even a little something sweet. (I love having a square of dark chocolate in the afternoon with some hot tea.)
Whether you are heading to the office, going to park with your kids or planning to run errands all day, it’s better to not be empty-handed in the snack department. In fact when you choose to eat healthy snacks you can help to boost your metabolism and help to fight the urge to overeat during regular meal time.
Need a few snack ideas?
- Nuts (all kinds)
- Dried Fruit
- Fresh Fruit or Veggies (prepared) – don’t forget to add any necessary dips to enhance your experience!
- Yogurt or Cheese
- Dark Chocolate
- Air-popped Popcorn
- Healthy Crackers or Chips
- Granola or Protein Bars
Are you ready to buy, pack and stash? And tell me, do you have a favorite snack food?
Morgan is the energetic and motivated, but also realistic girl, behind Morganize with Me. She specializes in Personal Organizing and Personal Training via Virtual Consulting. Her mission is to share tried and true techniques that she hopes will encourage her readers and clients as they focus on their health and homes. She believes in simplifying, prioritizing, and measuring progress one day at a time.
Hi! I'm Morgan, the energetic and motivated, but also realistic girl, behind Morganize with Me. My mission is to share tried and true techniques that I hope will encourage my readers and clients as they focus on their health and homes. I believe in simplifying, prioritizing, and measuring progress one day at a time. When I'm not blogging, organizing, or exercising, I can be found cooking a simple dinner or spending time with my sweet family. My life is full and fun and somewhat messy too. A motto that I hold near and dear to my heart, is that less IS more. Unless, of course, there is an opportunity for another Chai Tea Latte or I'm shopping at Target.