Daily Archives: August 13, 2017

Savings Sunday: Work Snacks 

Do you ever get the munchies at work? What do you do? Hit up the vending machine? Maybe go down to a corner shop?

I am notoriously bad about spending money on snacks, especially while I’ve been nursing. And honestly, with the nursing, snacking has actually been necessary. Sometimes my workplace has snacks in the breakroom – I’m often the one bringing them – but that isn’t always the case.

So eventually, I wised up a little and started bringing my own snacks to work. I try to be good about portion control, so if I get a big bag of something, I’ll divvy it up among some Ziploc bags or my tiny Rubbermaid containers (the smallest size in my set is great for snacks!)

I talked about this before, when referencing how much the whole family snacks. But, thinking ahead to the new school year (and back to work for me), I’ve wondered how I can be more efficient and maybe even a little healthier in my snacking choices.

So far, I’ve thought about:

  • veggies and dip (again in my Rubbermaid containers)
  • Peanut butter and crackers, pretzels, apple slices, or carrots.
  • Nuts in general (this tends to be my weakness from the convenience counter anyway)
  • Trail mix, either pre-prepared or mixed by me.

My regular work week doesn’t start until next Monday, but I may try to implement some of these ideas this week as a trial run. I’ll report back!