One of the most common questions we get is what snacks do you eat?! Snacks can make or break you when you are trying to reach your goals. Reaching for a handful of candy or potato chips every single day can add up, and add up quickly. Don't get us wrong, we indulge on occasion, but we don't keep those items in our house OR our office and, therefore, don't let it become an everyday occurrence. Instead, we like to stock our pantry (and office and car) with healthy and filling snacks. Ever since Whitney and I started our "fitness journey" we've made sure to always have healthy snacks on hand. You will rarely ever catch us leaving the house without something to eat, just in case. So what do we snack on at work? Take a peek into my actual office drawer!
Our Favorite Office Snacks
- Wonderful Pistachios
- Fresh Fruit
- Granola (Look at the ingredients, many brands contain a ton of sugar!)
Maybe the oats and tuna aren't technically snacks but they are great to keep on hand when you've forgotten your lunch or you just need something quick to eat.
One of our favorite things about the in-shell Wonderful Pistachios (The Mindful Nut) is the fact that just having to open them helps to slow down consumption time and may help with portion control (There's actually a name for this, it's called The Pistachio Principle!). We could also call it The Fit Nut since it is one of the highest-protein, highest-fiber nuts around (and 30 pistachios are only 100 calories). Let's say you are one of the very few who doesn't tend to overeat nuts and you don't want to open each one, they have something for you too! Wonderful Pistachios has a no-shells variety in Roasted & Salted and Lightly Salted flavors. Whitney and I both can devour way more than one serving of pistachios at a time, so we also love their portioned-out small bags because it makes us be honest about how much we actually eat!
Not only do we love pistachios as a work snack but we also love to take them hiking with us. They provide the calories, and therefore the energy, we need to complete our hikes. We pack them on every single hike we take. Below are a few pictures of our last climb up Blood Mountain.