Healthy Snacking and #HarvestSnapsFan

I’m SO snacky lately. OMG.

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This week I’ve just wanted to eat all the things. Which isn’t actually that different than most days of my life, except I’ve wanted to snack in between meals, which is pretty unusual for me. I’m usually a pretty set three main meals/two snacks a day type of gal. I’ll go ahead and blame it on all the traveling/lack of sleep/wedding-polooza of late.

But the snacks! I have been trying to keep my eye on the prize, aka the half marathon I have coming up in one stinkin’ month, and focusing on healthier snacks instead of, say, the tiramisu my coworker offered to share with me yesterday when my tummy is rumbling.

Say hello to Harvest Snaps.

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Um, delicious. And also sort of dangerous because I can’t keep my hand out of the bag.

Since I’m now a part of the Harvest Snaps blogger program, Harvest Snaps sent me a box of their crisps snacks to enjoy – both the Snapea and Lentil Crisps in various flavors – and maaaan. I honestly like them a lot, although I usually steer clear of packaged snacks in general (like chips or pretzels or even popcorn, my fav), because it’s so easy to just keep reaching for one more handful. You know what I mean.

I’m a big fan of the black pepper snapea crisps especially. I could easily devour one bag all by myself, which, considering all of the Harvest Snaps products are literally 60-70 percent real vegetables with only about three servings per bag (120 calories per serving), is not too crazy. I mentally compared that to my beloved Buried Treasure (the Trader Joe version of Pirate’s Booty), with its seven servings of cheesy, nutrition-defunct air.

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I’m a fan, and I could see these being a big hit with the kiddos I know! Healthy eating (and healthy snacking) for children is so important to me, and these crisps could be a great addition to a little one’s lunchbox (including mine…). Talk about lunchspiration.

Some other healthy snacking ideas include:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Raw veggies with hummus 
  • Whole grain toast with avocado + salt/pepper
  • Whole grain or gluten free frozen waffles with nut butter, sliced banana, and chia (my fav are the Trader Joe’s brand)
  • Greek yogurt (nonfat or 2% fat) with berries and nut butter 
  • One serving of plain oatmeal, mixed with fresh fruit
  • Fruit and nut bars that are low in sugar/high in protein, like Kind Bars in the Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate flavor 

Keep in mind, dehydration and a lack of sleep can also cause you to be more hungry or snacky than usual, so be mindful of your sleeping and drinking habits if you notice an uptick in your snacking. Sometimes drinking a big glass of water does the trick for me, although other times I really just need an extra snack. Listen to your body, yo.

On that note, have a happy hump day friends! Hump daaaaaaaaay.

Tell me- what are your go-to healthy snacks? Have you tried these Harvest Snaps crisps, too? If so, what’d you think?

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

5 Comments on Healthy Snacking and #HarvestSnapsFan

  1. Steph
    September 10, 2014 at 7:36 AM (3 years ago)

    Makes me want to revise Iggie’s song…… I’m so snackayyy….. Alsooo you should try Kefir – I’m obsessed right now and it’s super good for your immunity.

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    • joelle
      September 11, 2014 at 9:22 AM (3 years ago)

      SO catchy. You should be a songwriter probably.

      Reply
  2. Linsay
    September 11, 2014 at 9:28 PM (3 years ago)

    My friends three year old LOVE these. She shared them with me one day when we were on a road trip and I fell in love with them too! So yummy.

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    • Linsay
      September 11, 2014 at 9:29 PM (3 years ago)

      *friend’s

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    • joelle
      September 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM (3 years ago)

      I feel like to be kid approved, a snack HAS to be yummy. 🙂

      Reply

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