question: ever had a mid-day snack attack + found yourself woefully empty-handed?
at fitlosophy, we know all too well: the struggle is real.
you want to make healthy choices, but good intentions are easily derailed when time is limited. between shuttling kids, putting in a full day's work, running errands to and fro, cooking meals, doing laundry, and....(i'm exhausted just thinking about it!) sometimes it’s all you can do to sneak in a quick 15-minute walk around the block, let alone having time to measure out the perfect healthy portion of trail mix! which is why i, fitlosophy's in-house foodie + mom-of-3, was so pumped to test-drive the newest (and extremely popular, hello selling out in less than a day!?) member of our fit family.
introducing the snackstak: our totally portable, super stackable, highly durable little munchie-toting containers, specially designed to make portion control + smart snacking a breeze. just pack your snacks in the four handy-dandy pre-portioned jars and hit the road. there’s even a removable handle to make it perfect to grab-and-go.
so, one might ask, what’s the snackstak packin’?
[2 tbsp jar] perfect for dips + nut butters
[¼ cup jar] ideal for nuts or dried fruit
[⅓ cup jar] awesome for a hard-boiled egg, scoop of protein powder or beef jerky perhaps [think protein]
[½ cup jar] excellent for fresh fruit or veggies
once i had this baby in my hands, i promptly began dreaming up ways to fill it. it took me less than five minutes to set myself up for a full day of smart snacking, goal-getter style.
here's a glimpse into my day’s worth of healthy, delicious nibbles:
[10:30am] it’s been a couple hours since breakfast + i could really use a little pick-me-up after my workout. my chopped hard-boiled egg with salt + pepper really hit the spot! bonus: protein will keep me full til' lunch!
[3:30pm] between my conference call, a looming work deadline + school pick-ups, i only had time for a light lunch. good thing i had bell pepper strips + hummus ready to roll when hunger set in this afternoon. it's a great way to sneak in a serving of veggies + give me a mid-afternoon boost! tip: i busted out my handly little food scale to measure exactly 1 serving + it fit perfectly!
[8:30pm] who doesn't crave a little something sweet after dinner? what shall i pair with my nightly green tea as i cozy up with my journal? well hello, dried apricots, don’t mind if i do! side note: nighttime snacking is a surefire way to derail your goals, so by planning your snacks out ahead of time, you are taking a preemptive strike against needless nightly noshing.
and that was just one day. the options are endless. here's why i love my little pre-portioned partner in crime:
- no measuring out sticky nut butters or trail mix, both classic portion distortion culprits.
- no plastic-bag waste.
- no last-minute desperation junk-food.
- no hangry episodes.
- no wasteful, expensive impulse snack purchases.
yep, i think i’m in love. i’m officially addicted.
so, my fellow goal-getters. what would your perfect pre-portioned day o' snacks look like? share your ideal "day-in-the-life" in the comments below + share this post on facebook/twitter + tag us. one lucky winner will get hooked up with his or her very own previously-sold-out-but-now-back-in-stock snackstak!
talk to me.