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Emergency Snacks

There you are, its 2:30 in the afternoon, you are borderline hangry about to walk into your next meeting waving the white flag because you need something to eat stat. You honestly don’t care what it is because, well, it’s an emergency. But, thank goodness, you’ve got a stash of emergency snacks in your desk drawer to reach for!

Being prepared is key. I love the saying fail to plan, plan to fail! We don’t wing it over here, y’all. We are prepared! So, I’ve put together this list of emergency snacks to keep on hand, in your purse, car, desk, carry on, etc.

I like to keep snacks everywhere, just in case, because you never know. But, I am very picky about my snacks as I am with most things. Snacks are one of those things that can work for you or against you and can easily throw you off track.

So, our main goal with a snack is to take care of that hunger and calm that blood sugar crash if you are having one!

BARS

 

Let’s start with bars because that seems to be EVERYONE’S go to. Hate to break it to you, but, not all bars are created equally. In fact, there are very few I will even recommend.

I honestly don’t love bars, one because they are usually full of junk and two, real food IMO is better. But, we are all human and I understand this is easy sometimes.

 

FIRST, WHAT TO AVOID IN A BAR

 

TONS OF SUGAR. Or all the other 500 names for sugar: corn syrup, fructose, maltodextrin, sucrose, brown rice syrup, dried cane syrup, dates, honey, maple syrup. You get my point. Lots of bars are FULL of sugar. That is what makes them taste so good.

SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE. AKA chemically engineered soy that is doused with tons of chemicals and pesticides. No thanks.

So, lets get to it. There are a couple of good bar options made with real food that have minimal sugar, and no soy protein isolate. The ones below contain enough healthy fats, protein and fiber to actually keep you full and satisfy your hunger until you next meal. PLUS, minimal sugar.

 

Primal Kitchen Protein Bars

13g fat, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugar 13g protein

Bulletproof Collagen Protein Bars

14g fat, 14g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugar, 13g protein

Epic Meat Bars

 10g fat, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 5g sugar, 8g protein

(beware, some have up to 10g of added sugar)

Dang Bars

15 g fat, 11g carbs, 6g fiber, 3g sugar, 9g protein

(amazing stats, tons of fiber for a bar)

Requirements for the bars I chose: clean ingredients, good protein source, contained a healthy fat, not a ton of carbs or sugar, as well as no weird, inflammatory ingredients like canola oil, corn, or soy. Any of these bars are great emergency snacks to have on hand!

 

OFFICE SNACKS 

  • hard boiled egg with berries and cashews
  • almond butter packet  or sunbutter with an apple
  • hummus with veggies and deli meat
  • any nuts, my favs are cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pistachios
  • full fat greek yogurt with berries
  • oats with chia seeds and nut butter
  • smoothie that you made and brought with you
  • banana with go-raw sprouted pumpkin seeds or sunbutter

 

ON THE GO+PURSE+CAR SNACKS 

 

 

Thank you to Go Raw for sponsoring this post. All opinions and recommendations are my own. 

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