Friday, March 5, 2010

Snacky Snacks

During the work week 2pm - 4pm is a dangerous time for me. I get the munchies and no I'm not using illegal substances during lunch to cause this. I actually don't think "munchies" is the best way to describe it. It's not just psychological either or boredom hunger. My stomach growls and is screaming for me to feed it. We fight every day about what and how much it's going to get to eat.

I usually have a banana every morning after breakfast and before lunch. Sometimes I have a granola or fiber bar too depending on how early my breakfast was. I am really loving the new Fiber One 90 Calorie bars. I have had the chocolate and the chocolate peanut butter ones so far and they are delicious and the best part is that they are only 1 WW point.

In the afternoon I use my handy dandy apple cutter and have a red delicious apple. The apple cutter is an easy mess free way to eat an apple at work.

Some of my other go to to snacks are Light String Cheese, 100 calorie bags of popcorn (they usually end up being a little burnt though, I actually like it a little burnt, but I don't think my coworkers are thrilled when they get to smell it), and when I need something sweet I eat the 100 Calorie Chocolate Hostess Cupcakes. These cupcakes are one of my favorite finds. They are small but because there are 3 little cakes it makes it seem like more. Also because they have 5 grams of fiber they are only 1 WW point. Be careful though and read the nutritional information because not all of the varieties are 1 point some are 2. The best way to eat these are very slowly making sure to enjoy each bite. It's kind of ridiculous how I focus on enjoying chocolate when I have it. But whatever works right?

Oh remember my skinny coworker who can eat anything? Well she snacks all day long. Good snacks too like real cheese, peanut butter filled pretzels, cookies, and muffins. You might think I don't like my cubicle neighbor but I do really. I am just envious of her and her "I can eat anything and be still be stick skinny metabolism". I am sure I have more character and personality for my "if you eat that it will show metabolism"...right...right? She jokes about how much she snacks too and I joke back about it. Ha ha right because it's funny? Just hilarious! Ok kidding I'm really not that upset about it. It's how life works but I am glad for my cubicle wall that allows me to just hear the snacks instead of being able to see them too. I know her snack sounds very well. I'll hear a packet make noise and I say oh it's time for oatmeal and she laughs and says yes. It's a fun game that we play to make the time go by.

So I need more snack ideas that are not cookies, muffins, and peanut butter filled pretzels. Help! What are your go to snacks?


  1. burning your popcorn at work is just wrong. we have had the fire trucks come up here for that. i like jello 10 calorie things. b/c duh they are only 10 calories and then you can still have like another snack. i enjoy these new 100 calorie doritoes that are mini doritoes. and 100 cal oreo cakes are good. oh and like dannon light and fit yogurt is good. and pretzels.

  2. i say like a lot. i'm lame. also oranges are good. and salads. small salads can be pretty filling with light dressing.

  3. I don't burn it on purpose. It's not my fault that the microwave is very powerful. It's a fine line between half of the bag not being popped and it being slightly burnt. 100 calorie packs can be good to satisfy a craving but unless they have a decent amount of fiber they aren't very filling.

  4. sometimes i spread some laughing cow cheese on crackers- its low cal and pretty filling for me. i also bring those little cups of dole mandarin oranges as a snack- they satisfy a cravings for something sweet.

  5. I also spread Laughing Cow cheese on crackers or the light Wasa crackers. Sometimes I do hummus on pita or with little carrots. I really like the Yoplait thick and creamy light vanilla or lemon meringue pie. I mix in a few teaspoons of the Sunkist flavored almonds. I eat a lot of grapes - I'm allergic to a lot of fruit and those are safe. Another good snack is Vita Muffins or Brownies. They are one point each. The brownies are really good with peanut butter. That's all I can think of at the moment. Let me know if you try any of those and what you think.