I’m a snacker. We have a snack every afternoon at three, but it’s late at night after the kids go to bed that I get really snacky. Since I’m up late cleaning, I want to go ahead and have a snack but I want to make it smart.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite smarter snack choices:

  • Yogurt – I buy plain yogurt and then flavor it myself with vanilla and a minimum amount of sugar substitute.
  • 100 Calorie Snack-Packs – There are a lot of brands offering these now, I like Quaker Cinnamon Streusel Mini Delights and Chex Mix Chocolate Caramel. Feeds the sweet tooth with a limited amount of damage.
  • Rice cakes – Yes, I eat those. Cinnamon Apple is good.
  • Nuts, in the shell – I eat peanuts or pistachios. Buying them in the shell means you have to spend time de-shelling them in between each one, which means it isn’t as easy to eat as many. (Whereas you can grab a whole handful of peanuts out of a can and pop them in your mouth at once.) Nuts do contain fat, but it’s a healthy fat and they’re also a good source of protein and other vitamins.

As you can tell, I’m a carb snacker. I don’t mind fruits and veggies during the day but when I feel “snacky,” I prefer carbs all the way.

What do you snack on?

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!