What do you reach for when you need a snack?
Kirstyn ALWAYS wants a cheese stick or yogurt or cottage cheese....yes, she is my dairy girl.
James ALWAYS wants 'nuss nuss'....yes, He loves his nuts. Don't they all, er, never mind. (Oh and yes, this picture was taken on David's side of the bed. Honey, if you are reading this...that is not the closet...or the dirty clothes hamper....or where we keep the mail...but apparently your size 14 shoes make a nice coaster.)
I almost always choose fruit. I keep lots of fruits in a basket on the counter (nectarines, bananas, apples, clementine oranges) and then I usually keep I big bowl of washed grapes in the front of the refrigerator. If I think I need something sweet I usually fix a bowl of strawberries and kiwi and top it with a little fat free whip.
I used to always choose things like Fiber One Bars and 100 calorie packs but I have learned that my body is happier with me and satisfied better by a REAL food. Don't get me wrong....I still like those things, they just fall under the category of the one, ahhhh, okay sometimes two servings of 'junk' I allow myself per day.
I also really love popcorn and so do my kids but my Crohn's Disease does not always agree with that one either. Sometimes I have a yogurt with Kirstyn or I count out 7 almonds for myself from James' mixed nuts.
Now, on to lunches:
1 whole wheat low carb tortilla + laughing cow cheese wedge + turkey breast or
1/2 c egg beaters + laughing cow cheese wedge + sliced tomatoes or
1/2 c egg beaters + fat free refried beans + lots of Joe T Garcia's salsa or
grilled chicken breast + can of green beans or
leftovers (usually when we have beef and broccoli or spaghetti in the refrigerator) or
a gyro (sauce on the side) with hummus if I happen to go to the office for lunch with David
Maybe I should be adding flax to my lunches? Maybe you should go enter my giveaway!
So, what do you eat for lunch? And what is your favorite snack?