(above) Lunch box packed for the flight back to Perth last week – all the goods!!
If there is something that I excel at in life… it is snacking! Road trips, aero plane flights, weekend escapes, movie dates… you name it, I’ve got the snacks covered. I am honestly like a child. The only way to keep me happy is occupying me with food. When it comes to planes, boats and cars I blame this on my motion sickness. For some reason the only way to keep the nausea away is by eating. Literally as soon as I finish chomping my last mouthful, the motion sickness sets in. So that’s why I always have food handy!
And my draw at work. Well that is another whole kettle of fish. Unlike the limited space of a woman’s handbag my draw is STOCKED full of the essential snacks to keep that HANGRY feeling away. Nothing gets me in quite a rage like being so insanely hungry that it turns to anger. Admit it – we have all been there.
Here are my 5 favourite grab-and-go snacks kept on hand to avoid the “hangry” stage;
1. Rice cakes with nut butters, fruit, cottage cheese or avocado. (photo sourced from @mb_motivation)
2. Banana and handful of nuts/trail mix
3. Protein bars or homemade muffins (banana date muffin recipe HERE)
4. Carrot sticks with hummus
5. Medjool dates with peanut butter or almonds
Try and combine healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates into the one snack for optimum nutrition. That’s why you cant go wrong with the above snacks!!