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The Good and The Bad: Snacking Edition

2010 December 29
by Jess

Bad Sacks:

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Good Snacks:

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I have big goals for my 35th year. If I want to reach them, I need to focus on not eating leftover Christmas cookies and focus on eating healthier snacks like Laughing Cow® Cheese and veggies.

Can you believe that I hadn’t tried laughing cow cheese until early this month with I was invited to The Laughing Cow #FitJoy Tweet-up at Pure Yoga?

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It was a great night of yoga and snacking. We were treated to a private yoga class with Danya and then sampled Laughing Cow cheese.

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(I’m the one hiding behind a ponytail bush, can you say someone needs a haircut?)

The reason I’m telling you about this now, is that I need to change my snacking habits. As of late, I’ve come up with every excuse in the book to grab a Christmas cookie instead of an apple and cheese. In fact, I admit that just before writing this post I ate two of the cookies in the above photo.

My challenge to myself is to stop snacking on holiday leftovers and start eating healthy yummy snacks like Laughing Cow cheese paired with fruit or veggies. I’m not starting tomorrow, I’m starting RIGHT NOW!

More of these kind of snacks and

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less of these kind:

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What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Thank you to The Laughing Cow for inviting me to the Tweet-up and introducing me to your yummy cheese!

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18 Responses leave one →
  1. December 29, 2010

    Probably nuts and dried fruit.

  2. Marlow permalink
    December 29, 2010

    I find that when you start something immediately you have a better chance at sticking to it, yet I am not too sure why that is? However, I LOVE Laughing Cow (so does my dog Buddy) They have great little slices of low fat swiss that makes him and I very happy! Your blog has now inspired me to stop eating this box of chocolate covered pretzels someone bought for me. I am going to give them to the guys down the hall, let’s face it guys will eat just about anything, and I’m going to stop ignoring my vanilla greek yogurt that is sitting in the fridge since last week!

    • Jess permalink*
      December 30, 2010

      Good job! I’m trying my best to do the same!

  3. Michelle permalink
    December 29, 2010

    So while i’m totally with you on the less cookies, more veggies train I have to be honest. It made me a little sad to see you label cookies as “bad” right off the bat. I’m a huge believer in everything in moderation and to label a cookie “bad” leads to all sorts of food guilt. Cookies are good. Just eat more veggies then cookies. :)

    And my favorite healthy snack is veggies and hummus!

    • Michelle permalink
      December 29, 2010

      more veggies *than* cookies.

  4. December 29, 2010

    Nuts and kale chips are probably my favorite snacks currently.

  5. December 29, 2010

    hummus, hummus, and more hummus! I love it veggies and GF crackers!

  6. December 29, 2010

    I need to try laughing cow! Right now my favorite snack is just raw baby carrots (with or without hummus). Yumm <3

    • Jess permalink*
      December 30, 2010

      Yes, you do! It’s so good and there are so many flavors!

  7. December 30, 2010

    Nick and I were JUST talking about how the week after Christmas all we do is crave sugar. It’s like your body gets used to that last couple months of a little extra sugar, and now it just wants it all the time! Same with salt. It’s crazy. I’ve been snacking like it’s my job. I am not a huge fan of Laughing Cow because I can’t stop at just one. They are high in sodium and one is never enough for me!! It’s pathetic.

  8. December 30, 2010

    This is definitely the time of year where all I was is Christmas cookies- I’m actually glad I went away after Christmas because we had to give all our leftovers to Eric’s parents :)

    My favorite healthy snacks are baby carrots and hummus, or greek yogurt.

  9. December 30, 2010

    Those cookies looked YUM! I treat myself every weekend to a couple cookies & eat pretty clean all week long & weekend too but I have to have my treat cookies!

    Fav healthy snack.. almonds or my homemade protein cookies!

  10. December 30, 2010

    Laughing Cow cheese is a perfect snack! I even find the ligh swiss soft wedges to be a good “icing” like topper to a healthy muffin.

  11. December 30, 2010

    this is going to sound so dorky and i hope none of my guy pals see but, i love roasted brussels sprouts to munch on.

  12. Amber permalink
    December 30, 2010

    My favorite holiday snack is anything that involves chocolate and peppermint. The Candy Cane Joe Joes from Trader Joes are my downfall. Which is why I want to THANK YOU for writing this. I too have big goals for my 35th year. However, I went to Trader Joes today thinking I would just buy whatever Candy Cane Joe Joe items they had left beacuse you can only get them once a year (never mind I have three boxes in my freezer already!!!!) andI thought of this post and I actually managed to restrain myself. Even though they had Candy Cane Joe Joe ICE CREAM. Sigh.

    Thank you!!!

    • Jess permalink*
      December 30, 2010

      You’re welcome. Those Joe Joes are dangerous! Did you see the dark chocolate covered ones?

  13. December 31, 2010

    My new thing are these “roll-ups” I’m making with lettuce/hummus/cucumber/peppers/tomato/avocado…..we had a gal from Tribe Hummus show us some wraps at a fitness event and I’ve been hooked ever since. She made them with tortillas, but during the week when I’m avoiding “carbs” I use lettuce. Kinda messy but YUM.

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