Super Snacks for School or Work!

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I don’t know about you but I am sure overwhelmed with the busy curveballs life throws at me this week – and I don’t even have a kid going back to school, yet!

 

Well, I have found some new snacks that keep me going.  Remember not to forget snacks throughout the day because they help keep your hunger levels at a moderate.  Have you ever had dinner or lunch when you were absolutely starving?  Yeah, how much did you eat?  Sometimes we can really overeat when we are super hungry – so keep some go-to snacks on hand at all times!

 

 

Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai with Blueberry

dark choc acai

A great way to satisfy your chocolate craving – these are fantastic! A natural source of antioxidants from the dark chocolate, blueberries and acai.  You can see the little dark chocolate balls in the picture – they are dark chocolate surrounding a sweetened fruit juice piece made from a blend of acai berry juice, blueberry juice and other natural fruit juices. 

 

1/4 cup – 180 calories; 7 g fat; 4 g saturated fat (coming from chocolate Smile ); 29 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 25 g sugar; 1 g protein. 

 

Just remember to keep these little delectable bites to the portion size!

 

 

 

Blue Diamond Natural Oven Roasted Almonds – Cinnamon Brown Sugar

 

blue diamond almonds

There are many flavored varieties that I suggest you try out!  Nuts are an excellent snack and the lid of this container is the proper serving size!  They also have a measure of ounces on the outside of the container.

 

About 24 nuts – 160 calories; 14 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 30 mg sodium; 7 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar (woohoo!); 6 g protein.

 

These are fantastic and help satisfy your sweet tooth craving with not adding a lot of extra sugar!  They are lightly sweetened using cane juice.

 

 

Fruit & Veggies!

This is the icon for MyPlate which replaced MyPyramid in June 2011. The new MyPlate icon is composed of a plate divided into 4 sections: fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein. A dairy section is off the plate to the side. The MyPlate graphic is positioned on a placemat with the website ChooseMyPlate.gov written underneath. The 5 sections of MyPlate are clickable and go to food group subpages.

Don’t forget to keep a bowl full of fruit on your counter or a filled veggie tray in your frig!  Fruits and veggies are the best snacks to pack that provide a natural source of fiber to fill you up and loaded with nutrients to keep your body moving!

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