How long have you been in quarantine? For many of us, it’s been over a month now, and it’s still going on.
As someone who works remotely, and often times from home, I wanted to share some of my favorite snacks that keep me fueled every day. Whether you are just starting to work from home, or you are taking your classes online in the comfort of your home, these snacks will help keep you focused and fueled.
Below are some of my favorite healthy snacks.
I think I could survive off of peanut butter and peanut butter alone. I mean I basically did my freshman year of college, paired with rice cakes, chia seeds, and sliced bananas.
Peanut butter goes well with bread, rice cakes, apples, bananas, etc, or just plain if you need some protein + healthy fat.
Rice cakes were another one of my college staples, but are still very much so. They’re an easy way to pile on a bunch of different ingredients and make for a filling snack.
My favorite way to eat them is with peanut butter, bananas, and chia seeds. It’s also great to pair them with peanut butter, strawberries, and coconut.
Popcorn is my favorite snack in the world, but so many brands add in ingredients that just end up hurting you in the long run. I love this popcorn brand, along with a few others because they are made with real ingredients, and will only fuel your body.
Square Organics Bars
I love bars! I try to get a new type to try every time I go into the grocery store, but these and GoMacro stay my go-to’s. They’re tasty, filling, and packed with protein.
They’re also a good, quick thing to grab when you are on the go. I try to eat whole foods as much as possible, but we all have days when we don’t even have 2 mins to cut up an apple. Thus, bars are a lifesaver.
Granola is my favorite thing to have on hand. It’s good to top fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, or just eat plain.
I love bringing crackers with me just about everywhere. Kinda like rice cakes, you can make them what you want! Go the savory route and top them with cheese, or go sweet and add peanut butter and jelly.
Mac & Cheese
It’s a college staple, that honestly is a young adult staple as well. My favorite mac and cheese is made by a company called Banza and is made with chickpeas instead of traditional flour. It’s gluten-free, packed with fiber + protein, and doesn’t have all the bad stuff that regular mac and cheese has.
It’s 2019 so I think we can all agree that breakfast is an important meal. I think we can also agree that oatmeal is not bland, and is in fact, one of the greatest foods around. I like to add peanut butter, coconut, chia seeds, and maybe some flax to mine to spice it up.
Apples + Bananas
I love fruit, especially fruit that tastes good with peanut butter on top. Bananas and apples are awesome staples to keep on hand and are great sources of fuel.
If you follow me on Instagram then you know I am the queen of dessert. Every time I eat something savory I have to eat something sweet afterward. These almonds are a great way to satisfy my cravings and require no work to make.
Pumpkin seeds are a surprisingly great source of protein. I don’t know why it took me so long to learn this, but they’re an easy and yummy way to get in some of your protein for the day.
It’s easy to forget how important protein is when you are busy with school work all day, but it’s essential fuel for our bodies.
I hope you enjoyed this post and got some ideas of some healthy snacks that you can keep stocked.
Remember: food = fuel. Our bodies are what keep us working and what we put inside is important. 🙂