Satisfying Snacking

May 3, 2011

Moving to New York has made me a lot of things: more independent, more street savvy, more into walking everywhere. The thing it has not made me? Skinnier! I’ve done quite a satisfactory job of putting on extra lbs since my swapping of coasts (this sort of thing is clearly not helping) and with swimsuit season practically on my Upper East Side doorstep, I’ve put a whole lot of effort behind trying to eat better and being creative with my snacks. Here are a few of my recent go-tos that I highly recommend.

Special K Chocolaty Delight and Raspberries

A great way to get in a serving of fruit and the perfect substitute rather than reaching for candy or ice cream.

Sabra Pine Nut Hummus and Carrots

This hummus is de-lic-ious and I love pairing it with baby carrots or whole wheat tortillas. The chickpeas in hummus make it full of fiber which also fills you up faster. Yay!

Apples and Peanut Butter

As my recent downloading of the Lose it! app has notified me, I’m taking up waaaaay too many calories in peanut butter, but I somehow can’t stop notifying myself that the “good fats” found in it are ok to have. I pair it with a granny smith apple for lunch many days.

Dried Apricots

I carry these around with me in a baggie now so when I get a craving for something to snack on I’m not popping into a bakery or picking up a treat laden with hidden calories. They’re no candy, but if I pretend hard enough, I can fool myself sometimes 🙂

Want more snacking ideas? See other w&w favorites here, here and here. Have a favorite satisfying snack? Do share in the Comments! I’m always on the look out for more!

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