I am almost a week into my package-free snack Lent challenge.
During the workday, I have been doing okay. I stocked up on fruits and nuts and double downed on carrots and hummus.
Now that I look back on the week, it is cool to open my lunch bag (which is more than just lunch, I pack food for the entire day) and see that everything in it is a whole food.
My troublesome area so far is when I come home from work. I am pretty famished and just want to eat the first thing I see when I open the kitchen cabinet. The usual bag of popcorn (or pretzels, wheat thins, whatever it may be that week) is off limits and I have eaten enough fruits and vegetables throughout the day that I don’t want to snack on an apple when I get home.
On Friday, my third day of this challenge, I made stovetop popcorn for my after work snack. As annoying as it sounds, and much more time consuming than opening a packaged bag of popcorn, it really isn’t that much more work. It takes maybe 5 minutes and tastes way better.
It may just be my saving grace.
So I will share it with you!
If you don’t end up eating it all (which is hard), I was able to keep it fresh until the next day by storing it in an airtight container.
Do you have any other snack suggestions? Please share!
Gah. Keeping package-free snacking interesting can be so hard. I struggle with it too. Making flavored nuts and also making extra food when I make dinner has been helpful for me.
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Will have to have that pretzel making date!