September is self improvement month and Oroweat has challenged me to share something that I am trying to better in my life.
If you have been reading for more than two days you may have realized I am a bad snacker. “Bad” as in I snack a lot, I snack mindlessly, I get chip crumbs everywhere, I hoard snacks in my purse…
I could go on but I’m sure you’re reading this while you should be working/studying/picking up the kids so I’ll get to the point:
My snacking habit is a sad scar left from my starve/binge days in college. (Nutshell: I would try to ‘diet’ by eating 500 calories all day. Then, I would come home after class and attack the kitchen like Miley attacks a foam finger.)
I don’t do the restrict part any more, but since I’m a little sensitive about it, I don’t give myself a ‘good’ snack when I’m hungry in the afternoon. Instead I often graze too much instead of satisfying my needs.
Since I’m a volume eater I like snacks that are about 200-300 calories but feel like a lot of food. Enter: A sandwich.
My friend Dan the UPS guy delivered a package full of Arnold products a few afternoons ago. I already had lunch, but wanted to eat some of my new stash so I made a turkey sandwich on Sandwich Thins.
Hello pretty food, how are you?
Boom. Delicious snack all for this Monican.
This sandwich was under 250 calories too!
That’s less than the bar I was going to have!
So my better is to eat a healthy, delicious snack that will make me feel good and satisfied. (Note: I’m not anti-that bar. I like a lil granola bar every now and then, it’s just that a whole sandwich is a lot more satisfying.)
Oroweat is working with Ali Sweeney to help Americans “Feed Your Better” too! Share your better on the Feed Your Better site and you can win up to $20,000!
Question: Do you eat the same snacks every day?
I’ll go through phases of eating the same thing for a few weeks and then switch it up randomly.
Disclaimer: I am partnering with Oroweat on this post. The company sent me bread and dough for it. All opinions are my own.