One of the most annoying things –I’m sure most of you will agree– is when you’re running errands/waiting for a friend/stuck in a long line (like the DMV) and being without a snack. “Hangry” is a term for a reason, and I hate to admit that when I’m tired and hungry (throw in overheated for an ultimate gripe-fest), my productivity plummets, I get a headache, and am just wholly unpleasant to be around… aka hangry. Anyone else? Not to worry, guys. I have a bit of a solution…
After I graduated from college and began living in an city, I decided to make my own real person “emergency kit.” It fits in the bag I carry around most days and has the basics I find myself repeatedly reaching for while on the go: a Tide to Go pen, nail file, lotion, lip balm, tissues, blister stick, hand sanitizer, a granola bar, ibuprofen, etc. The granola bar is by far the dud of the group… no matter the variety, it’s never appetizing and I always choose to a) go hungry or b) buy a generally unhealthy snack– both of which defeat the purpose of even carrying something to munch on. Enter: Nourish Snacks. The perfectly sized portions of goodness that, in my opinion, are the ultimate “back up snack.”
Each packet is under 200 calories, gluten-free, and is what I like to call the ultimate “graze food.” You know, the food you have at your desk to graze on for the entire afternoon. The fact that I want to use my “emergency back up snack” to satisfy an afternoon food craving is amazing… hello, healthy option! Not going to lie, I used to regularly frequent Corner Bakery and pick up one of their chocolate baby bundt cakes. Delicious, but a terrible option nutritionally. Now that I’ve been making an effort to put better food in my body, I’ve been on the hunt for delicious snacks that aren’t terrible for me.
Shipping is fast, so you should be able to order a test run and reorder your favorites :) I’d go with the sample pack first, if you’re conflicted!
Anyone tried Nourish or been hoping to test the waters? What are your favorite ones? I’m determined to try them all, especially now that they’re being sold at Starbucks… a healthier option than those chocolate croissants and glazed donuts, not to mention a great energy boost for road trips and flights!
Photos by my sweet friend Brittany + me
Nourish Snacks, a brand + product I genuinely love, provided me with products for this post. As always, all opinions are my own!