Snacks Lately

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I’m exhausted – physically and mentally, and the only thing getting me through is my day off on Friday!  It’s this goal that is still a few days away but not so far it seems out of reach.  Part of the reason for my physical exhaustion was Monday’s 11-hour workday (don’t ask) and the two hours I had splitting up my day was spent at the gym running a really rough 4 1/2 miler.  A night of less-than-great sleep, a second 3:30 am wake-up call, another 7 hours on my feet, a tough leg workout, and then an hour of shoveling snow.  At least I know how to do it in style… 😉

225303_862435540309_1918680002_n1/2 marathon training is really pushing my body to new limits and this week is re-assuring that point while also bringing in the struggles associated with working a job that has you on your feet without a break.  I’m really trying to be mindful of how my body FEELS so as to not push it beyond what it’s actually capable of AND being sure to stretch and foam roll often.


It’s also safe to say, my appetite has been creeping up more and more.  When things are slow at work, I know I need to be mindful of “boredom snacking” or dehydration versus “real” hunger but thankfully, I’m usually a pretty good judge.



I decided to participate in WIAW again this week and share some of my favorite snacks I’ve been enjoying the past few weeks.  I get on kicks with different food items and right now, I just can’t get enough of these:




Despite the cold, a smoothie always sounds good!  I haven’t had that many, but I assure you my body has been CRAVING them.


Yogurt with granola:

photo-204My lunch 99% of the time is a yogurt bowl with fruit and cereal or granola.  This often means I don’t have yogurt for a snack as well but since Chobani sent me some of their new Bites, they’ve made a perfect snack!  I love the new flavors so much, it’s possible I’ve had yogurt for a snack AND lunch on the same day. 😉


Apple & Celery with peanut butter:

photo-202Does that ever get old?  I don’t think so!

photo-200Or an apple with a side of an apple oatmeal muffin is also always a great choice.  These have been in the freezer and I took them out to enjoy this week.  Just as good!


Rice cakes with toppings:

photo-203Now I’m all about a rice cake with a simple peanut butter smear, but why not mix some peanut butter (or PB2) with a 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder and a splash of almond milk to make frosting?!  Top with a handful of granola or raisins…


…or strawberries!




What are some of your favorite snacks lately?

8 thoughts on “Snacks Lately

  1. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    I love a bowl of oats in the afternoon. Maybe that’s because my school is so darn cold?

    If you like the creamy coconut peanut butter you have GOT to try the crunchy. It is pure peanut crunch deliciousness!!!

  2. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning

    YUM! All of those snacks sound great- and are all things that I snack on, too.
    My #1 snack is a protein muffin- but lately, it’s actually been oatmeal (1/2 c dry mixed with almond milk, cinnamon and a chopped apple!), because I haven’t been eating it in the morning as often.
    It’s an awesome afternoon snack!

  3. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    I seriously LOVE rice cakes and how versatile they are for snacking. I think I may be a little bit obsessed! 😉 I love topping mine with cottage cheese and salsa or avocado, Laughing Cow cheese wedges with jam, pumpkin butter, peanut butter…the list is really endless!

  4. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I need to branch out with my snacks. It’s the same thing almost every day: an apple with either some nuts or protein bar/powder. I need to be able to eat it quickly in between teaching classes at work (which means it has to travel well, too).

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