I love Erin’s blog over at Recimplicity. We became blogger friends through Foodie Penpals! She was my first Foodie Penpal ever back in March. I love reading her blog because she has amazing recipes. And her photography is incredible! Erin recently signed up for her first half marathon so I can’t wait to hear all about her training adventures and how the race goes. She just started her first “real-world” job and has some tips for how you can still eat healthy… even if you are short on time!

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Hi All!

My name is Erin and I am excited to be guest posting for Lora while she is on vacation(so jealous!). I blog over at Recimplicity, a healthy living blog that is focused on simple recipes.

I recently experienced a huge life change as I graduated college, moved to a new city, and started my first real job! Working 9 hours a day has been a huge adjustment from my relatively flexible college schedule. While I love wearing suits, and feeling like a grown up, there are some down sides. One aspect of working that has been a particularly difficult adjustment is that I can’t just go to my pantry and grab a snack every couple of hours (or when I just get bored of working).

Today I am going to share some of my favorite snacks that help keep me going through the work day. All of these ideas require minimal preparation, and are so easy to grab in the mornings!

I love my fruits, and it could not be easier to throw an apple or banana in my bag on the way out the door.

Egg muffins have gotten me through many a rushed morning! I will make a batch on the weekend, and snack on them all week long. They are a great way to add some vegetables to my breakfast/snacks.

Smoothies are another one of my favorite treats, especially in the summer! I am lucky enough to be able to walk to work, so I will sip on one of these to cool down in the mornings. I also sometime prepare tea or coffee the night before and will use that as the liquid base for my smoothies instead of water. I love my caffeine in the mornings! On my blog I have recipes for this carrot ginger flavor, along with key lime pie and peanut butter and jelly.

Homemade trail mix is a great way to add to some healthy fats to your snacking. I like to keep it simple with raw almonds, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. Every night I refill this little snack bag to keep my portion sizes in check, or else I would devour waaayyy too many almonds!

Last, and definitely least, I always pack a bag of carrots and then eat them around 4 or 4:30. While these are no way my favorite snack, by 4 I am just eating out of boredom so the taste doesn’t matter too matter.

I hope you enjoyed reading and seeing some of my favorite snacks! I think the easiest way to stay healthy is preparation. If I always have a healthy, delicious alternative to fast food or greasy snacks, then it is a lot simpler for me to stay on track with a healthy diet.

I would love it of you all also came by my blog, Recimplicity, for more quick and fresh recipes!



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