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Friday, March 25, 2011

Snack Lunch

I don't usually eat snacks.  I just am not hungry for them and the extra calories don't do my diet any favors.  But I love snack foods and I have them around because my kids eat snacks.  So every once in a while I have a "snack lunch" and eat my favorite snacks instead of a proper lunch.

Today my snack lunch is:

honey-roasted peanuts - 280 calories, 8 grams protein
4-Cheese Cheese Its - 150 calories, 4 grams protein
string cheese - 70 calories, 8 grams protein

I plan to eat them through the course of the afternoon in true "snacking"-style and I'm looking forward to it. 

What do YOU do to keep your food-plan interesting?


nikki said...

Brilliant Idea! :) I love trying new recipes and seeing how healthy I can make old favorites. Enjoy your snacking afternoon...yummy!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

That's a great idea. I like snacks and I'm generally hungry for them, lately I've been eating 1/2 of my lunch for lunch and then saving the other 1/2 for about 3:30, it's working out great for me.

MandaPanda said...

Hmmm...Trying different recipes is my thing lately. But nothing altogether original.

Island Bandit said...

mmmmmm.... sounds like heaven!

I find lately that i'm generally not interested in food so i don't really put that much energy or effort into what i eat!!! Of course that said, I have stocked up my fridge with a ridiculous supply of cadbury's easter chocolates... this is the first time ever that i've bought them early (you have to or they're gone) and will likely have some left after the holidays! yay lapband!

Rachel said...

I think diversity, change, novelty in one's diet makes it so much more pleasurable and fun. That is a great idea...I like your collection of delicious but healthy snacks.

Ronnie said...

I mix it up with breakfast for lunch once a week! I had oatmeal Tuesday or something, then yesterday I ate a boiled egg, some string cheese, and some carrots with ranch. Weird. Then today... I had Ramen noodles. Like the whole package. Eek. Gonna have to drink my body weight in water to get all that salt out for Sunday's challenge weigh-in. lol

Sarah said...

I eat alot of the same foods over and over...mostly salad. But I do love chips. For some reason I can eat lots of them! I try not to have them in the house.

I think mixing it up once in a while is a good idea. I jumped to low carbs for a few weeks and lost like 6 or 7 pounds... went back to normal and have maintained. I think our bodies like the change!

Bones said...

That is a great idea. My husband and I will sometimes have nachos for dinner, but I hadn't thought of other snack things. However, I am a sugar addict so I would really have to proceed with caution.

tagyourit said...

I try new recipes too and I also do the snacks for lunch too. It really does help you get those cravings without really messing with the plan.