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Satisfy ANY Cravings with THESE Snacks

Do you snack during the day?

I’m definitely more of a grazer — eating a little lighter and more frequently throughout the day.  For body weight it doesn’t matter.  Others have told us it’s too time consuming to think about eating 5 or 6+ meals each day.  But for us it works.

What about you?  Here’s a scenario I hear about time and time again.

You’re at work.  It’s 2 PM.  Your eyes are starting to roll to the back of your head and your stomach is starting to “yell” at you.

It’s the vending machine “calling.”  Obviously you have to cave, right?  WRONG!

Finding a great option in the vending machine is like finding a needle in a haystack.  But here are a few  snacks to satisfy your salty, sweet, or crunchy  cravings!

Sure, some, but not all of them would work at the office, but that same snack calling can come at home too.

 

 

Got a craving for salty foods? 

Try any of these:

  • Sliced cucumber with a pinch of salt and black pepper
  • Toasted chick peas (drain and rinse canned chick peas, toss with 1 tsp olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and chili powder.  Toast in a pan over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until crispy)
  • KIND Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt – it’s convenient, has ingredients you can pronounce and combines a little dark chocolate goodness with a hint of salty flavor.  I love keeping these in my bag and desk, so I’m never without a quick, easy, smart option.

Craving sweet foods?

Try these:

  • Sliced melon with a squeeze of lime juice
  • Grilled pineapple with a drizzle of melted chocolate
  • Grilled plum with a scoop of Greek yogurt (a personal favorite)

Craving crunchy foods?

Try these:

  • Baby carrots with hummus
  • Wasa Crispbread (LOVE this) with a slice of tomato, avocado & smoked salmon
  • Apple slices with pieces of Cabot seriously sharp cheddar cheese mini bars

There you have it — 9 different snacks to attack your salty, sweet, or crunchy cravings head on!

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8 Responses to Satisfy ANY Cravings with THESE Snacks

  1. Beth July 16, 2010 at 6:28 am #

    Thanks! Those are great ideas!

  2. sharon July 16, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    what is rita bread? thanks.

    • Chris and Kara Mohr July 16, 2010 at 8:45 am #

      It’s like a cracker — very few ingredients, high fiber, and makes a perfect base for holding something like smoked or canned salmon with avocado, for example!

      • Trevor July 16, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

        Where does one get it (or how does one make it)? Google only turns up a few rita bread recipes.

        • Chris and Kara Mohr July 18, 2010 at 7:02 am #

          Our Whole Foods has it

  3. Ray December 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    I truly enjoy the Wasa Crackers- usually add peanut butter and greek yogurt.
    for my sweet tooth I pack Rice cakes drizzled with Molasses or honey. A bit messy but very tasty.

  4. Matthew July 27, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    In general these are great alternatives.

    What about items for those on the go?

    As someone who does go for more of the sweets… Grilling anything is too much work (And I don’t have a grill!)

  5. A. Turner April 29, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Wasa crackers are really good. I usually mess up by eating a few too many of them though!

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