Woohoo it’s Friday!! In about 5 hours I will be eating pizza and catching up on the last night’s episode of the Real Housewives of NYC. Such an exciting life I lead, I know! But it is Pizza Friday after all 🙂
Andy is out of town on a guy’s trip this weekend so me and the dogs are home alone. I miss him already, but I’m glad he’s out enjoying some guy time and having fun. I on the other hand will enjoy some relaxation this weekend because I don’t have any big plans. I actually enjoy weekends like these and often crave them. I need alone time and a free schedule. I feel refreshed by the time Monday roles around.
While preparing my lunch today of left over ravioli from earlier in the week, I made sure to pack a healthy afternoon snack to have at work.
On Fridays I work the closing shift, so I am here until 7:30pm. I eat lunch on my late days at 2pm, since I don’t come in until 11:00am. By 5:30pm, I’m ready for an evening pick-me-up in the form of a healthy snack.
Today’s snack of choice has been a favorite of mine for some time: Yogurt + Fruit + Peanut Butter. You can’t go wrong with this winning combo!
The Chocolate Oikos Greek Yogurt is pretty amazing. The caramel flavor is even better if you’re looking for a delicious treat.
While packing my lunch, I had to get a quick taste of the peanut butter…
Peanut butter is probably one of the best foods in the world. Yep, I think it’s that good. Peanut butter is my buddy 😉
Some other snacks I enjoy taking to work or on the go are:
- Whole wheat tortilla roll up with nut butter
- Whole wheat tortilla + string cheese melted into a quesadilla
- Lara Bars or other snack bars
- Protein Shake (I prefer one without artificial sweeteners) + a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts
- Greek Yogurt + Berries + Almonds
- Greek Yogurt + Cereal + Peanut Butter
Basically, I like to include a bit of protein, some carbs, and healthy fat. I find that having all of those components keeps me satisfied until my next meal.
While packing up my lunch and snack for the day, I spent some time spying on the dogs in the back yard. I was like a Peeping Tom…how creepy!
They spent some time wresting (typical) and running around doing laps like crazed lunatics:
Then my cover was blown…they spotted the creeper in the window:
I just love my pups! 🙂
What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?