365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
228. Your favorite snacks
Snacks are great. I have some specific snacks that are my “go-to” when I feel the need to give myself a treat. Now that we are eating a mostly keto/low carb diet, I don’t get to have most of my favorite snacks anymore. There are a few snacks that I will never give up and even if I can only have them on very special occasions, I will continue to treat myself every now and then
One of the snacks that I used to eat all of the time was cheeze its with Lay’s ranch dip. I could eat half a box of cheese its in one sitting as long as I have the ranch dip to go with it. There is one particular snack that I always crave when I do not feel well. It started when I was a teenager. One time I had an upset stomach and just didn’t feel good. My dad went to McDonald’s and got me a McDonald’s chocolate milkshake and an order of fries. After I ate it, I felt better. Ever since that day, I have always craved this whenever I didn’t feel well.
Now that I am trying to eat more of a low carb / lazy keto diet, I have gravitated towards other favorite snacks. Almost daily I eat turkey sticks and macadamia nuts. I think it’s safe to say that I have become addicted to macadamia nuts since we started eating low carb. Another one of my favorite keto friendly “go-to” snacks has been Quest Protein bars. I heard a lot about these when we first started this diet, but it took us a while before we tried one. I bought one and tried it and it was just okay. Then I watched a YouTube video that showed someone taking a Quest Bar and microwaving it until it got nice and warm and soft. HOLY COW!!! It was like eating a freshly baked cookie. My favorite is the cookies and cream flavor.
I know that snacking is actually not good when you are trying to lose weight. You should just stick to your regular meals, but let’s face it, sometimes a gal just needs a snack. And when I do.. these are the things I reach for.