If you’re anything like me you know that you can’t function properly on an empty stomach. I hit the 3pm slump HARD every single day at work. It is the awkward time during the day when you had lunch maybe like 2 hours ago and then you’ll be eating dinner in 3 hours or so but you sit at your desk and your stomach is just growling. We’ve all been here. Whether or not you have a desk job like me, if you are on the go constantly and have no time to get a healthy snack the temptations can be real. Over the years of becoming more “wiser” in the kitchen, I like to compliment myself by saying that I have some great snack ideas up my sleeve. These healthy snacks keep my energy level in check and give me the extra protein I need to make it to dinner time. Trust me, I constantly think about the next meal that I’m going to eat (hope I’m not the only one!) because I am always hungry but these snacks help me keep on track.
GoMacro bars have been my go to for about a year now. They come in some incredible flavors and keep me full for hours. A couple of my favorites are Everlasting Joy, Protein Pleasure, and Protein Paradise. What’s great about these bars is that they have 10g+ of protein with healthy carbs and fats to keep you moving once you’ve hit that slump.
The best part is that you can find these in Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and a bunch of other locations. I highly suggest shopping online and buying the sampler pack. You will be able to test out all the different flavors and find which ones are your favorite!
Some other go to snacks for me are an apple with almond butter. I love making my own almond butter at Whole Foods (or should I say Amazon) and keeping it in the refrigerator. This can be kind of hard to eat at the office because you need a knife to cut up the apple and can be kind of messy! One of my favorite mid-morning snacks are a brown rice cake, almond butter, and a banana sliced up on top. I tend to make this at home and then wrap it up in aluminum foil and enjoy it before lunch if I have a 12pm meeting. You can also never go wrong with almonds or cashews. To me it is all about funding a healthy snack that is full of protein and healthy fats.
What are your go to snacks? I would love to hear what you enjoy during the day!
This post was inspired with a partnership with GoMacro. As always, opinions are always my own.