9 snacks to attack your salty, sweet, or crunchy cravings

Do you snack during the day?

I’m definitely more of a grazer — eating a little lighter and more frequently throughout the day.  For body weight it doesn’t matter.  Others have told us it’s too time consuming to think about eating 5 or 6+ meals each day.  But for us it works. 

What about you?  Here’s a scenario I hear about time and time again.

generational-ideas-vending-machines-example-01You’re at work.  It’s 2 PM.  Your eyes are starting to roll to the back of your head and your stomach is starting to “yell” at you. 

It’s the vending machine “calling.”  Obviously you have to cave, right?  WRONG! 

Finding a great option in the vending machine is like finding a needle in a haystack.  But here are a few  snacks to satisfy your salty, sweet, or crunchy  cravings!

Sure, some, but not all of them would work at the office, but that same snack calling can come at home too.


Got a craving for salty foods? 

Try any of these:

  • Sliced cucumber with a pinch of salt and black pepper
  • Toasted chick peas (drain and rinse canned chick peas, toss with 1 tsp olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and chili powder.  Toast in a pan over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until crispy)

Craving sweet foods?

Try these:

  • Sliced melon with a squeeze of lime juice
  • Grilled pineapple with a drizzle of melted chocolate
  • Grilled plum with a scoop of Greek yogurt (a personal favorite)

Craving crunchy foods?

Try these:

  • Baby carrots with hummus
  • Wasa Crispbread (LOVE this) with a slice of tomato, avocado & smoked salmon
  • Apple slices with pieces of Cabot seriously sharp cheddar cheese mini bars

Craving salty, sweet, & crunchy foods at the same time?!?!?

  • “Homemade” Trail MixMy personal favorite is a mixture of Dark Chocolate, peanut butter chips, Nuts & Sea Salt – it’s convenient, has ingredients you can pronounce and combines a little dark chocolate goodness with a hint of salty flavor.  I love keeping these in my bag and desk, so I’m never without a quick, easy, smart option.   BEWARE…   these days, danger lurks in the prepackaged mix in the form of excess sugar, oils, and preservatives.  Check out this awesome website that I found that has tons of healthy trail mix recipes.  

So what are some of your favorite healthy Snacks?


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Coach Eric Hollingsworth
P90X, PiYo Certified Fitness Coach

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