Snacks

As you may have noticed, I don’t share my snacks in my meal plans. That’s because I don’t plan them to the degree in which I plan my meals. I like to give myself the freedom and the chance to prove to myself that I can make good choices on a whim. But I thought it might be a good idea to share.

A thing to know about me real quick, is that I love a damn snack. Sweet and salty is my favorite thing, but salt is bad for you blah blah blahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Whatever, I like it. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Before I tell you what I eat now, I suppose I should start with what we used to buy. Because I feel like you can talk to super healthy people who tell you they eat carrots and celery all day, but that’s not hard for them since they were never on the junk food train to begin with. I however, was the conductor of that train.

We love ice cream and popcorn. Not just normal popcorn, but movie theater butter popcorn. We always love Oreos and I really enjoy the unhealthiest trail mix. It’s the one from Chex Mix that is specifically for people who like sweet and salty. It’s called sweet and salty. In case you weren’t sure. It’s not just me who loves snacking, either. My snacking problem is in no way, shape or form my husband’s fault, but I sure as hell piggyback on his cravings. And unfortunately for me, I was not blessed with his ridiculously fast metabolism. So I hate him.

What I eat now:

I buy a lot more fresh fruit and have really committed to taking it to work with me. So as I’m typing this, I’m eating fresh strawberries and blueberries that I prepped last night.

We still eat popcorn a lot, but I’ve started buying Cape Cod brand that is not butter. I’ve tried the white cheddar and sea salt, the salted caramel is on standby in my cupboard. I can eat a decent amount for fairly low point value.

I need something chocolate in the day, but I didn’t want to waste points on something that would just leave me hungry 25 minutes later. When I was at Target the other day, I fell prey to suggestive selling. There was an end cap filled with Think Thin protein bars that were on sale. SALE!!! I can’t get enough of a good sale, it borders being an actual problem. I’m just a few steps away from being a crazy coupon lady. I digress. So I used my WW app to scan the box and see how many points they were, and they’re only 5. The fact that they are high protein and high fiber tells me that they’ll be satisfying. The fact that they had s’mores and salted caramel flavors tells me that it would make me happy.

The best thing I’ve found, is hands down Halo Top ice cream. In case you haven’t heard of it, run to your nearest grocery store, let it thaw a little bit, and dig in. It’s high protein and low cal/sugar, so it costs me hardly any points. I could eat the entire pint for about the same amount of points from one serving Ben & Jerry’s. Since it’s so high protein, something about science makes it less creamy if you just dig in as soon as you pull it out of the freezer. It really is better if you wait.

I have a few recipes to try for snack-y things, but I just haven’t cared to do that just yet. Once I do, of course, I’ll post about it. If anyone has any snacks they love, let me know!

Happy snacking!

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What To Expect From Me

Here’s the deal. I LOVE PLANNING THINGS. I love knowing the most efficient ways to do everything, I love making a list and getting it done before the day is over, I love the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction I get with every check mark I make. I can’t stress it enough. I ESPECIALLY love when someone doubts one of my lists and I get to squint and smile at them once it all goes exactly how I said it would and then I get to drive the petty home with a loud “TOLD YA.”  Keep reading, I’m a nice person.

So, I will post weekly meal plans , a shopping list if we’re lucky, reviews from myself and my husband (more on him later), what workouts I did, and how I’m squeezing it all into my day. Time management is am excellent skill, and I think that’s why I have failed at this so many times. I’m now using my once petty power for good. I’m still petty, let’s be real. I can’t lie to you.

There’s a good point. You can expect honesty. As I said before, I am not a professional by any means, I borrow other people’s ideas from their own websites and condense it down to fit into my life. I will ALWAYS 10000000000000000000% credit my sources and give links to their pages. As I’m just starting out, I rarely don’t use my own recipes because I’m not confident in my ability to keep it healthy the way I can if I just use others.

My reviews will be honest. Maybe a dish was a real pain in the ass to make but it was really good. Or maybe it was easy and just ok. And maybe my husband wasn’t a huge fan, and if that’s the case, you may want to listen. Homeboy eats everything under the sun and is almost never not hungry, so if he doesn’t like it there may be a reason. Or if it’s something stupid like because there’s a raw onion on it, I’ll let you know he’s just being whiney.

For those of you doing Weight Watchers:

Apparently some people use Smart Points and some people use regular points? Idk. I thiiiiiiink that I use smart points. But when I get a recipe, even if they already provide me with how many points it’s worth, I am a control freak at heart and will put it into my app’s calculator just to be sure. And sometimes they are different. I highly recommend that you do the same.

I will post a couple times a week, if I ever do get any comments, I’ll do my best to respond. If I don’t, please don’t take it personally, I barely respond to text messages and I never check my voicemail. I just press play on them to make the notification go away. I’m awful. But I WANT to hear from you, especially any suggestions or if you think anything is missing.

I also promise not to split up the instructions to a recipe with pictures of raw chicken in bowls. It makes it so much harder to copy and paste that way and I hate it and you do too. I mean, you don’t NEED to know what it looks like when I say, “in a separate bowl, combine chicken and diced tomatoes”. We’re all in agreement that that is self-explanatory and I’m not taking a picture of it. You can also expect pictures that I’ve taken solely with my iPhone.

I promise to ramble, occasionally sneak in pictures of my dog, and to use an excessive amount of hash tags. Tell your friends!