Ask Sharon {Healthy Snacks}

Ask Sharon {Healthy Snacks}


I want to eat healthy while I’m at work, but I don’t know what to eat. I’m tempted to grab something from the vending machine that will hold me over until I get off work.  Any suggestions?

Sharon’s reply:

This is actually a very common question among my clients. Here are a few ideas that will help:

  • Kale Chips are great. You can find them at Whole Foods or make them yourself. (Recipe found here.)
  • Kombucha Tea – found at many grocery stores including Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Central Market and Whole Foods. Note – must be refrigerated!!
  • Sesame Seed Snacks – Mrs. May’s found at Costco. Easy to keep in your drawer. 
  • Good ol’ Almonds – found everywhere! It is best to buy raw almonds. The fatty acids go rancid quickly in nuts once they have been cooked, so stick to raw!
  •  Sparkling Water – many brands found everywhere! I love Le Croix, Perrier, and San Pellegrino.
  • If you keep a bottle of flavored Stevia extract at your desk, you can add sweetness and flavor in a hurry! This will soothe even a serious sugar craving with no calories and no sugar intake!
  •  Fruit and Vegetables – Apples, oives, or mini-peppers (found at Costco) are my favorite “go to” snacks. I also love strawberries and almond butter. 
  • Lara Bars

Snacking Tricks and Hints:

  • Thirst is often misinterpreted as hunger – make yourself drink a water bottle BEFORE you eat anything between meals.
  • Portion your snacks BEFORE you are hungry. What does the label say is a serving? How do you feel about the fat and calorie content? Split portions in half if need be. This will help you avoid overeating.


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