My eating habits have had such a roller coaster ride over the last few years.
I’m pretty over labels and rules and restrictions and anything else that tells me I can’t have this or need to eat that. However, I’m still into health and feeling my best. I’ve cut out certain foods off and on for years. Seriously, I’d say almost 15 years. I was searching for that magic bullet, the mystical diet that would change my digestion, my body, and my life.
I’m here to say that diet does not exist. Maybe paleo works for you right now but it may not in a year. Maybe I feel better eating less sugar this month but by September I might feel just as good having dessert every single night. Things change, so do I.
I know now that I can have whatever I want (except bananas. I really believe I have an allergy…), in moderation. “Moderation” can be an annoying term but it really means something different to everyone. I just had to figure out my own moderation.
Anyway, I’m talking about my current favorite snacks that make me happy and satisfied. Maybe you’ll find something new!
I’m a little tired of most snacks, especially bars, being sweet. I’ve always been more of a savory/salty person so these are perfect! It’s more portable than jerky and has great, clean ingredients. Fave flavor is the Bison Bacon Cranberry but I’ve tried a bunch and they’re all good.
So far I liked the Almonds and Dried Cherries flavor the best. I’ve eated these for breakfast along with a muffin or just alone for a snack. I love the crunch that the toppings add because I’ve never been one for the normal texture of plain yogurt. I love that there’s like 16 grams of protein in each one because I notice I feel fuller longer when I have enough.
I am not super into candies. Normally I’d rather pick chocolate but since I’ve been experimenting with running fuel (which gummies are great for!), I randomly picked these up at Marshalls on clearance the other week. They really are some of the best gummies! The bag I bought has 12 flavors, like Pink Grapefruit and lemon, and they’re the softest, non-sticky gummies I’ve ever had. It’s nice to grab just like five or six of them after lunch for something sweet.
And my final snack I’ve been having lately is black bean brownie bites! Really, this is such a good version of them. You would never know the beans are in them, but it gives them such a great, dense texture and really compliments the chocolate well. I love the bite size and the chunks of chocolate chips in them. I’ve been having one after dinner and it’s the cutest little dessert to end the night! This recipe made about 20 so I froze them to keep whenever I want a treat.
‘Till next time!