1. 2/23/2012

    snacks are a necessity, but it’s that bowl that has me swooning! good for you for setting up the discipline to give up bread. I am confident the outcome will be stellar!

  2. I love these ideas. I worked for a restaurant for many years and then for a catering company and you’re right, if you haven’t eaten you won’t be able to give good service. Having food on hand is essential. I found it helped to have food to eat that wasn’t he food I was serving. I don’t know about you, but after cutting chicken for hours on end, the last thing I wanted was chicken. :)

    Lately my go-to meals have been grain-free granola bars, boiled eggs, and cheese. Quick, and full of calories and nutrients to keep me going.

  3. 2/23/2012

    Good luck giving up wheat for Lent – I’m still trying to decide what I’m giving up 😉 I have taken up drinking lots of water from a cup with a straw. Love these healthy fruit and nut snacks – I like the Trader Joes Omega packs.

  4. 2/29/2012

    Hangry … love it! Long days without time to eat is never great for me and those I am around. I find myself always packing Larabars and pb&j’s (well almond butter and apple butter sandwiches to be exact). Handy bags of trail mix are perfect too! Oh and no wheat for Lent…Oh Heavens! Good luck!

  5. 3/14/2012

    Not sure it is an excellent choice in terms of long lasting energy but my go to bite between services was rice (as long as there was some left in the rice cooker) a handful of greens- always on the bench anyway- a big squeeze of lemon plus S&P. The zing of the lemon seemed to carry me through, and it didn’t seem to matter if it was hot or cold or anywhere in between. Kind of still miss it actually!

    • 3/14/2012

      I love your snack idea! What a great meal in a pinch! I might need to have steamed rice at the ready at home, just for that reason! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. johanna

    i agree–cashew type gorp is great; i also do the following:
    1-turkish apricots and Toasted almonds–yummy and lots of protein, complex carb and fat.
    2-small tins of sardines in olive oil or water–cram it on a slice of bread (gluten-free if you want) or wrap in a lettuce leaf. i’ve found it’s GREAT energy food–but bring a mint for after.
    3-toasted sesame seeds mixed with raisins– in a baggie, much as you pictured. i learned this from an Ayurvedic Doctor some time ago. he told me these two foods are synergistic in many ways, easy to digest and give you energy as well as nutrition. i found it did work well for me and change it up with the other 2 above ”meals”.
    4-bringing lemon-tinged water in a sealable (glass) bottle is a great appetite suppressant in a pinch–plus it’s really healthy if you don’t overdo the lemon too much; adding fresh mint too or strawberries is great for warm days.

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