Goooood morning! Boy, am I ready for a fresh start this week. Anybody else?
Can we just talk about how I disappeared last week? My sincerest apologies. It was one of those weeks where I literally didn’t know what day it was and I couldn’t even tell you what happened the day before. Seriously, it was all a blur! In a weird way, I almost enjoy those kinds of weeks, even after all of the craziness simmers down and the dust settles. I got a lot of work done, plenty of workouts in, and was able to meal prep more than I have been able too recently, so all of the stress of the other aspects of my week didn’t feel too bad.
Although I try to have healthy snacks on hand throughout the week, I try to make it a priority to have them close by especially when I know I’ll be going nonstop. For me, I stress-eat, so I know I need to have nutritious things around so I won’t feel bad if I snack a little too hard and I won’t want to reach for the bad stuff or spend money on takeout throughout the week. I had anticipated last week being nuts, so I made sure to hit up Aldi last weekend and Trader Joe’s during the week to make sure my pantry was stocked. Here are some of my all-time favorite go-to healthy snacks:
Fruit + Nut Butter
Seriously though, nothing beats almond butter and a banana or a Fuji apple the size of my head. This combo never gets old.
Fun fact: Did you know that the paper tray the Justin’s peanut butter cups come on have a free coupon for a pack of nut butter on it?! Just the more reason to eat their PB cups 😉 Bring on the free nut butter packs!
I love the regular size bars, but I also love these baby sizes if I just need something to hold me over a little longer or I pair them with another snack.
My favorite flavor as of late: Coconut Chocolate Chip. It has the best coconut-to-chocolate ratio and doesn’t taste like straight up dates.
Toast with Alllll the Toppings
Depending on my workouts that day and how hungry I am, I’ll either do 1 or 2 slices of whole grain bread with all sorts of toppings. Here, I’ve got toast with PB + bananas + cacao nibs. Avocado toast is also a frequent in the toast rotation. Soooo good.
All the Fruit
Fruit is always a go-to for me. The other day, I cut up pineapple (I’ve been obsessed recently!), strawberries, and oranges. I bag them up the night before and grab them on the go when rushing out the door or quickly packing my lunch.
How was your weekend!?
What are some of your go-to snack options?
What’s your favorite nut butter?
Favorite toast combo?