This is a PERSONAL choice. You can fit ANYTHING into your PLAN but looking for things that are less processed, more natural, higher in fiber and lower in fat, calories, etc. are basic rules - Normally I have fruit and nuts around but as you mention, some love salad (yuck), some prefer air-popped popcorn, a fiber bar or a protein bar (depending on whether you need more of one or the other), fruits, veggies, snack-size candy bars or 100 calorie packs of whatevers (cookies, snack cakes, crackers), peanut butter or cheese on toast or crackers. Read labels, decide what YOU like and then find things that are between 100-300 calories and fit into the healthy category. Sometimes ONLY ice cream will do - then I have 1/2 a cup. Sometimes ONLY something crunchy will do - pretzels are a good choice but watch the SODIUM, tortilla chips are also a better choice than potato chips - again watch the sodium.
I tend to keep the things that don't go bad sitting in my purse and car around like the fiber and protein bars, nuts, raisins, etc. BUT since those are NOT the BEST choices, but rather they are better choices than in the past, IF I have an option, it is usually fruit or some type of nut butter on whole wheat crackers or toast. Keeping options and choices around really helps and it helps best if you listen to YOUR tastes as well as the healthiness of the snack.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
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