As a writer, I find it pretty easy to grab junk food when I’m in the zone. It’s quick and I don’t have to worry about stopping. However, all of the chips and dip (my personal favorite) or candy isn’t going to be good in the long run. That’s why I’ve gathered a couple of healthy sweet and salty snack ideas for you to try. Some of these require a bit of preparation, but if you take care of it before you sit down to write then you should be able to enjoy without any distractions.
Frozen Yogurt Dots
First, put the yogurt of your choice into a sandwich bag. Then puncture a hole in one of the corners. All you have to do is squeeze it on a tray and pop it into the freezer.
The first time I tried this, it was a great snack, but warning: don’t leave them out to long or they will melt.
Yogurt Covered Strawberries:
It’s pretty simple, just dip the strawberries in the yogurt then freeze. You can do this with any of your favorite fruit just make sure the yogurt your using compliments the fruit. I’ve seen people try blueberries and raspberries and they’ve said they liked it so put your own spin on it.
Handful of Cheerios
This one doesn’t need a source and it’s still quick and easy. Just pour some in a bag and get to writing.
Pretzels and Applesauce
If you’re looking for something salty and sweet then just grab a bag of pretzels and a jar of applesauce. Just use the applesauce as a dip and keep on writing.This one is my personal favorite. My sister and I grew up eating this and I’m pretty sure I passed this on to my boyfriend. He was skeptical at first, but once he tried it he ended up loving it.
Note: I’d suggest refrigerating the applesauce first. I think it tastes better when the apple sauce is cold.
Apples and Peanut Butter
Just slice up those apples and slide them through some peanut butter. They taste pretty good. I only put a little bit of peanut butter on so it doesn’t just taste like peanut butter.
Bonus: Here’s an easy lunch recipe for those long writing days.
Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
2 slices of bread
3 slices of pineapple, fresh or canned
3 slices Canadian bacon
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
oregano and parsley
Butter one side of each slice of bread and sprinkle with parsley and oregano to taste
On non buttered side of bread place the shredded cheese, then the Canadian bacon, pineapple, and top with the other slice of bread, buttered side facing up.
Cook sandwich on stove top on a griddle or frying pan. Once bread is toasted on one side flip the sandwich to toast the other side. Cook on a low heat to allow the cheese to melt while the bread is toasting.
**Regular grilled cheese’s are good too**
I hope this helps you on your writing endeavor. Snacks are good every once in a while, but moderation is key. I’m still working on the whole moderation thing myself, but I’m getting better. Well that’s all for today and I hope you guys have found some recipes here that you like. Let me know what else you’d like to see and I’ll try to make it happen.