Friday, August 12, 2011


Today I was reading this post over at The Fat Nutritionist (if you don't follow her yet, you need to get on that ASAP!) . What's better or more yummy sounding than a post about snacks?

Michelle says
Snacks are legitimate, snacks are official, and when you decide that you are going to eat them and make them a non-negotiable part of taking care of yourself with food, you can stop feeling guilty about them immediately.

I'm right on board with that. Since I began eating intuitively I've done plenty of snacking. It would probably be helpful to delve into the depths disordered eating that I engaged in pre fat acceptance, but I'm not going to yet. It's an emotionally painful topic that I'm not yet prepared to share. Someday I hope I will, but let's just say that intuitive eating was a radical change for me. When do I snack? Usually when my tummy's a-growlin' and there are still hours to go until the next meal. I've learned that when my body says eat that I should probably listen. Yeah, it means I may eat less at meal time, but it doesn't matter because my body is telling me when to stop eating and, well, it knows best.

Just for fun I thought I'd tell you some of my favorite snacks! And then you can share some of yours!

Fruit! My faves are bananas with peanutbutter and flax seed, strawberries, plums, and oranges

Veggies!  My favorites are carrots, tomatoes (I know, technically a fruit), cucumbers, and broccoli . My most common snack is veggies with hummus or a delish vegan ranch dip made with a cashew base. (really- basically just cashews, vinegar, and some spices! yum!)

TOFU! (yes, that did warrant all caps) I can't even tell you how much I love tofu so sometimes when I'm hungry and in need of a snack I'll toss 1/4lb of tofu with some BBQ sauce

Guacamole and tortilla chips- preferably organic blue tortilla chips. (I know, the photo is of a taco dip with follow your heart vegan cheese, but I didn't have any photos of just guac)


Peanut butter wafers. Mmmm. This one's only a recent snack item since I only discovered that these were vegan and a "hell's yeah!" was in order. 

Mmmmm snacks. So what are your favorites?

edit: the peanut butter wafers have changed their formulas it seems and are no longer vegan (or I somehow missed 'milk fat' in the ingredients list the first half dozen times I read it) 


  1. I am having to learn to snack. For most of my life, snacking has been "bad". I trained myself out of eating anything between meals and for many years suffered a lot of guilt and anxiety if I did. Still do sometimes.

    I still don't know what I like to snack on. I'm experimenting with a lot of different things to find things that work for me.

  2. Kath- try some of my faves ^__^ You can steal them if you want, promise! I look forward to seeing a Snax post from you when you get to that point *hugs*