The 5-Second Single-Serving Post-Workout Snack...And It Saves You Money, Too!
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Wouldn't it be great to have a cheap, healthy post-workout snack right in your gym bag? Just buy mini-ziplocs and fill them with nuts and dried fruit from the bulk aisle to create single-serving trail mix! You get protein, fiber, AND it's a pre-measured portion. Great for the office desk drawer too!
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I sit at my desk for long periods of time so I keep a drawer full of healthy snacks like dried fruit, peanut butter and rice cakes, nuts and low-sugar natural granola bars so I don't feel tempted to break into the junk food available.
Bonus points for packing snacks (like trail mix) in single-serving size portion snack baggies so there's no guessing.
Instead of paying extra for "100 calorie snack packs", I buy a regular package of healthy snacks, and portion them out into snack bags. This gives me the ability to grab a quick snack without eating more than a single serving, and saves money.
I also re-use the bags, since I generally like the same kinds of snacks!
I love frozen convenience items like diced onions & green peppers or frozen fruit but they can be costly. My money saver is to shop my local farmers market or fruit market, then buy, chop and freeze my own produce in snack size bags. The smaller bags are perfect for single servings plus doing this saves money and I get a lot more.267
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