Good Monday afternoon to ya! Hope your weekend was sweet and that you’re recovering from all the Super Bowl fun and food.
Today we’re talking about snackage! I think anyone who knows me well knows that I snack a lot. I’m much more likely to eat lots of snacks through the day rather than separate full meals. Besides my big breakfast, lunch and dinner usually consist of several snack size things (half a sandwich, some soup, carrots, celery, etc), and I’m usually eating something through the afternoon. Because of that, I’m always looking for easy, healthy, and delicious snacks to carry me through the day.
Here are a few I love:
1 // Greek yogurt plus blueberries and old fashioned oats. My favorite yogurt brands are Fage and Siggi’s (if it’s on sale).
2 // Carrots and hummus. Tribe Everything hummus has been in my fridge lately, but I think my favorite is Publix or Trader Joe’s brand. I’m not a Sabra diehard like most, but of course, I still think it’s good!
3 // Apple, celery, and nut butter. I made some yummy homemade almond butter this weekend (easy as pie), or peanut butter is always a good choice.
4 // Larabars. I expressed my love for these little gems on instagram last week, and I can’t get over them. They’re fantastic for grab and go and always satisfy my sweet tooth.
5 // Open faced egg sandwich. If I’m wanting something a little saltier and warm, I’m usually satisfied with an over easy egg on a toasted whole wheat english muffin or slice of bread.
When I’m looking for a new idea, instagram is surprisingly one of my go-to sites for inspiration. I can search for hashtags like #healthysnacks or browse some of my favorite foodies, and I usually find something I want to try. Unlike a recipe book or website, the visual aspect of instagram is integral in helping me decide on a snack. With food styling becoming even more popular, food companies and restaurants must take advantage of image-focused social media. In this industry, it is becoming increasingly necessary for consumers to see what you offer not just hear about it!
Do you have any favorite snacks? Any companies or restaurants that have an awesome instagram?