Struggling with cravings lately? Check out the first installment in my Beat The Cravings blog series featuring my favorite grab & go healthy snacks.
Beat The Cravings is a brand new blog series where I will share what I’m doing to beat the cravings and stay on track with my health journey.
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Welcome to the first installment in my Beat The Cravings Blog series! I’m so excited to share different ways that you can continue to enjoy delicious food without all the guilt!
Since this whole Quarantine started, I’ve been eating ALL OF THE THINGS.
Naturally, being home more makes it tempting to indulge in all of the goodies and snacks that we stocked up on. So needless to say, I’ve been all the sugar, all the carbs, and I may or may not have been enjoying a daily happy hour.
However, as with everything in life, there are the concequences and for me, that looks like gaining back almost all of the weight that I lost pre-quarantine. As you can imagine I was beyond disappointed with myself. I worked hard to lose weight and I’ve basically erased all of my progress. I did allow myself a moment to sulk but after that, I came to terms with two major truths about my weight as it relates to my behavior during this season:
+ We are going through a major pandemic and whether or not I’d like to admit it, it has definitely affected me mentally, emotionally, and now, physically – and that’s OKAY. We all have been coping with COVID and the current pandemic in our own unique ways.
+ I have the power to resist overindulging in unhealthy foods and it’s not too late to start over.
With the above truths in mind, I decided that my first step to getting back on track would be to remove the triggers associated with my recent weight gain. Luckily, I know better than to just toss out all of my snacks and leave myself with a bare pantry. For me, that’s a recipe for binging out on any and everything I can find.
Instead, I decided that I would replace my unhealthy snacks with delicious, yet healthier alternatives.
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So if you’re like me and have been over-indulging in all of the sugary quarantine snacks, check out my healthy snacks round-up below to find some great tasting, healthy snacks that you can enjoy without the guilt.
Before we get to the list though, I have to give a major shout-out to Quest Nutrition for gifting me an oversized box of their delicious, protein-packed snacks and shakes! I’ve definitely included a few of their goodies in this healthy snacks roundup below.
Now, on to the list…
Quest Protein Bars
Quest protein bars are easily the most delicious protein bars out there! They come in a delicious variety of flavors from cookie dough to chocolate sprinkled donut. Not to mention, each protein bar has between 20-21g of protein with very minimal sugar and carbs. You can check out these delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough protein bars here.
Quest Protein Cookies
Quest protein cookies are soft, chewy, and taste even more delicious warmed up in the microwave! Each cookie has 15g of protein with very minimal sugar and carbs. You can grab a pack of my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie protein cookies here.
Whisps were one of my favorite snacks when I briefly attempted the keto diet! Although I’m not keto, I definitely still enjoy these from time to time. They’re gluten-free and have only one gram of carbs per serving. You can learn more about Whisps and check out their other flavors here.
Quest Protein Shakes
Quest Protein Shakes are ready to drink and packed with protein- 30g to be exact! They come in three different flavors, are gluten-free, and each shake is naturally flavored with only 1 gram of sugar per shake. You can get your hands on a 12ct pack of Quest Protein shakes here.
Quest Snack Bars
Quest Snack Bars come in four delicious flavors and have 10g of protein each. They’re also keto-friendly with only 1g of sugar. You can check the Sea Salt Caramel Almond flavor, as well as the three other varieties of this snack bar here.
Fiber One Brownies
Fiber One Brownies are one of my favorite go-to snacks whenever I have a sweet tooth! They come in a variety of flavors and are only 70 calories each. You can check out the Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavor here.
Sargento Balanced Breaks
If you can’t tell by now, I’m a sucker for all things chocolate. So the Sargento Sweet Balanced Breaks – specifically the ones with the dried cranberries and dark chocolate peanuts- are my favorite thing to grab when I’m wanting something a little different. These come in so many different varieties but you can find these in near the cheese in the refrigerated food aisle.
Skinny Dipped Almonds
Skinny Dipped Almonds are a great source of plant protein and come in a variety of flavors. They are gluten-free, non-GMO, and don’t contain any sugar alternatives. You can check out their entire range of flavors here.
Quest Protein Style Chips
Quest Protein Style Chips are easily one of my favorite Quest snacks! They definitely help me beat my carb cravings and they’re seriously packed with flavor! Each flavor contains 16-20g of protein, 4 net carbs, and they are baked to perfection! You can get your hands on an 8ct pack of Quest Protein Chips here.
Quest Hero Protein Bar
Quest Hero Protein bars are basically protein-packed candy bars. Think Snicker’s bar buuuut with a fraction of the sugar! They come in four different flavors, are gluten-free, and contains only 1g sugar per bar. You can get your hands on a 10 pack of Quest Hero Bars here.
Safe + Fair Granola
Safe + Fair makes a variety of allergy-friendly products but their granola has gotten rave reviews from tons of people. Their granola is nut-free, gluten-free, and free of the top 8 allergens. You can check out the Birthday Cake Granola here.
Jack Links Original Beef Steak Strip
I’ve always loved Jerky so once Jack Links came out with their Beef Strips I had to check them out! Each strip has only 70 calories, 8g of protein, and are a great source of protein with 8g in each bar! You can check out the Jack Link’s Beef Steak Strips Bars here.
These are snacks and goodies that I enjoy whenever I don’t have any of the above. Not for any particular reason, but if I had to choose between the above snacks or these, I’ll always go with the above first!
Cliff Energy Bars
Cliff Energy Bars are made with Rolled Oats and contain between 9-11g of protein! You can check out the different flavor varieties here.
P3 Portable Protein Pack
P3 protein packs come in a ton of different varieties but the ones with Jerkey are my favorite! You can check them out here.
Special K Protein Meal Bar
Last but definitely not least, especially at 12g of protein per bar, Special K meal bars definitely make the honorable mentions list. You can check them out here.
There you have it!
My favorite grab & go healthy snacks to help you beat the cravings and stay on track!
I’m super excited about this series and I can’t wait to share what else I’ve been doing to stay on track with my health and fitness goals. Stay tuned!