Snack Attack

I’m going through something.

Everyday I get home from work around 5:15 and I’m hit with a wicked case of the hangries.

Honestly, I don’t have any problem sitting down to dinner around 5:45 pm like a geriatric. The thing is, it leaves me feeling hungry for a fourth meal around 8:30 and that’s just no bueno. There’s not much about having two dinners that screams slender.

So, like I said, I’m going through something. Fortunately, I’ve found a new favorite way to quell the hunger. Something light and slender, but just enough to satisfy the hunger and urge to munch.

Snack Attack | The Slender Student Snack Attack | The Slender Student Simple enough, right? A spoonful of peach salsa, a spoonful of tomatillo salsa, and a dollop of (spicy avocado) hummus with carrots and celery for dipping. Pro tip: you don’t need to arrange your veggies in a sundial shape to eat this snack.

 

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review | The Slender Student Earlier this summer, I was sent a box of products from Health Warrior to try out. It included a bag of white chia seeds (with which I made these patriotic parfaits) and a selection of their Chia Bars. Needless to say, I was suuuper excited to have a new snack bar to try. Since I’m on campus a lot, it’s nice to have grab-and-go options as part of my meal prep. These did not disappoint.

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review | The Slender Student

At just 100-110 calories, each of these bars satisfy in both taste and nutrition. Their unique flavors really come through without tasting at all artificial, as many bars tend to. Plus the combo chewy/crunchy texture from the chia seeds is something I always love. These little snacks offer good fat, fiber, and even a smidge of protein, so they really work to tide you over between meals without putting much of a dent in your calorie bank for the day. Not sold yet? Check this out:

The bars are all-natural, vegan, dairy- and soy-free. As the only bar on the market boasting chia seeds as its #1 ingredient, Health Warrior Chia Bars have 1000 mg Omega 3’s, 16% DV of fiber and only 5g of sugar.

Chia seeds pack a mighty punch in a small package: 1⁄4 the size of a grain of rice, pound for pound, Chia has more Omega 3 fatty acids than salmon, more fiber than oatmeal, more protein than tofu, more calcium than milk, and more magnesium than broccoli.

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review | The Slender Student

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Almond Butter Apple Stack

Almond Butter Apple Stack | The Slender Student

This snack not only has some serious style, but it’s also nutritionally turned up a notch from the normal apple and peanut butter. Healthy fats from the almond butter and added protein from the quinoa and Greek yogurt complement each other for a perfect pre-workout snack.

Almond Butter Apple Stack | The Slender Student

Almond Butter Apple Snack
Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 219
Fat: 9.2 g (Sat Fat: 0.8 g) | Carbohydrate: 30.4 g | Fiber: 6.6 g| Protein: 7.8 g

ingredients:
1 small apple
1 T almond butter
1 T cooked quinoa
1 T fat free Greek yogurt
1 1/2 T PB2

directions:
1. Core your apple and slice into four even sections.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the almond butter, quinoa, Greek yogurt and PB2. If it’s too thick, add 1 T unsweetened vanilla almond milk. If it’s too liquid, add in an extra teaspoon of PB2.
3. Spread the almond butter mix, stack the apple slices & enjoy!

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Late Night Lollipop

Late Night Lollipop | The Slender Student

Ya know, sometimes dinner just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes 9 pm rolls around and you’re in bed watching Dexter and despite the blood and violence, you find yourself feeling hungry. The last thing you need before bed is some simple carb-fueled sugar high. Cue the late night lollipop– the simple snack sweet enough to ward off any premium channel-level gore induced nightmares.

Late Night Lollipop | The Slender Student Late Night Lollipop
Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 100
Fat: 8.5 g (Sat Fat: 1.1 g) | Carbohydrate: 4.4 g | Fiber: 2.1 g| Protein: 2.5 g

ingredients:
1 T unsalted almond butter
3 dark chocolate chips

directions:
1. Load up your almond butter on a spoon and top with the chocolate chips.
2. Freeze for 15 minutes.
3. Enjoy.

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Pack A Snack

Airport snack ideas for slender travels! | The Slender Student

How many times have you started a trip with every intention to “be good,” only to be sidelined by the unhealthy airport selection that leaves you spiraling into a vacation of cheat meals and despair? Hopefully I’m not alone on this one, otherwise I’ve over shared to the max.

Per usual, all it takes is a little planning on your part to start your travels off on the right foot. The following snacks are all airplane safe and ideal for traveling because they can be stashed in a Ziploc bag in your carry on. Depending on how long you’ll be airborne, you might want to pair a few of these together for a more complete, low calorie, high protein meal.

Low calorie, filling snacks perfect for bringing on a flight! | The Slender Student

  • 15 almonds (105 calories, 4 g protein)
  • 1/2 C shelled edamame (100 calories, 8 g protein)
  • Babybel Light (50 calories, 6 g protein)
  • 1 oz turkey jerky (100 calories, 19 g protein)
  • Health Warrior chia seed bars (100 calories, 3 g protein)
  • Pop Secret 100 Calorie Pop (100 calories, 3 g protein)
  • 1 hardboiled egg (80 calories, 6 g protein)
  • Horizon Organic string cheese (80 calories, 8 g protein)
  • dark chocolate energy bites (55 calories, 3 g protein)
  • cinnamon raisin protein bread (70 calories, 5 g protein)
  • brainola (155 calories, 3 g protein)
  • sweet and savory muffins (125 calories, 4 g protein; 100 calories, 9 g protein)

In the event that you can’t throw any of these together, check out airport convenience stores for my go-to snacks– Greek yogurt, high protein/low sugar/low calorie snack bars, raw nuts, turkey sandwiches (no mayo, plz), etc. What are your must munch travel snacks? Leave a comment!

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