This past week I worked all half day shifts, 8AM-12PM, so what I packed was more of a mid morning snack. I can and do eat large meals frequently, but I seem to function better when I eat smaller meals throughout the day.
I've always been the type who can't eat a large breakfast right away, so I'll usually have something light in the morning. This usually means I'm feeling hungry again by 10AM.
This one was more of a lunch than a snack, and it did tide me over until well after my usual lunch time. I try to incorporate a good balance of carbs and protein. I really like Nut Thins crackers because they're crispy and flavorful, yet pack a lot more protein than a regular cracker.
Fruit with nuts is probably one of my most frequent snack choices. It's always filling and delicious.
This is a snack sized version of one of my favorite salad combinations; spring greens, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese and pecans with balsamic vinaigrette.
I think this was another good combination of protein and carbs. The scent of the orange was also a great pick-me-up.
And...no Friday. I let time get away from me and didn't grab anything, so I just powered through until noon. I was pretty irritable by the time I got to eat lunch. Lesson learned is to not do anything on the internet until I get to work, or to pack the night before.
Overall I think I did well. Feel free to leave suggestions for healthy snacks and lunches! And don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a Fashion Lunch Set from Tuppeware!