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Our Favorite Healthy Snacks

Triple Knots is back from a whirlwind of a wedding weekend in Beverly Hills! On April 23rd, Meredith said “I Do” to the man of her dreams Denison, and Bri and Kris were honored to be by her side.

…yup, more details on this fairytale wedding are coming soon!

In the weeks leading up to the wedding, we ALL started thinking a bit more about what we were eating — hello dress fittings!

In an effort to increase our menus of healthy snack options, we reached out to each other for inspiration!

Below, we discuss our favorite “go to” healthy snacks.

Mere… Veggies and hummus is my go-to healthy snack, but recently I’d been feeling a bit bored with my staple. That is until I found Sabra Lemon Twist Hummus! This is my new favorite hummus—the classic hummus taste and texture with a zesty, citrus punch! In order to keep “mixing it up” I try to rotate my veggies—carrots, snap peas, mini tomatoes, bell peppers—or prepare a combination! Dip your favorite veggies in and enjoy!

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Kristi…While I try to minimize snacking overall (because I don’t have a ton of self control!) I do try to stock our home with as many ‘healthy snack’ options as possible. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes a package of Oreos or chips will somehow sneak their way into my shopping basket, BUT for the most part, I tend to be pretty good.

For me I try to have smaller snacks that are protein rich and low in sugar. Right now, I’m really enjoying Mini Babybel cheese wheels. Not only are they incredibly fun to unwrap from their wax packaging, but they’re a great size for a quick snack.

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I also try to keep a large bag of good old plain almonds in the house. Let me be frank, these are NOT my favorite snack, but they give me a boost of protein which typically curbs my hunger. Also, because I do not really like them, I tend to close up the bag faster than say a bag of popcorn, chips or pretzels!

Bri… Seasonal fruit is always on my list! Sweet, affordable and filling, I tend to keep my “fruit shelf” stocked up by heading to the local farmers’ market most weekends. Right now, spring fruits are just coming into season in the northern hemisphere and there is certainly no shortage of late-winter citrus including California Navel oranges.

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With summer on the horizon, now’s a great time to commit to healthy snacking. We’d love to hear what’s in our pantry—please drop us a line on what you snack on, in the comment section below.

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Hungry Hiker: What Food to Pack for a Big Hike

We are officially a week out from our Whitney hike, and boy are we excited! In addition to getting together our gear and packing for the rest of our trip, I have been focusing on pulling together what food we will need for our day out on the trail. While we have had to pack food for our various training hikes, there are different criteria that we are focusing on for the “big day.”

  • Weight: We are looking to minimize as much pack weight, so packing exactly what we need (and nothing else) is important.
  • Durability: Along with minimizing weight is minimizing our pack size, so we need foods that can deal with getting crushed.
  • Protein: We want food that is high in protein to keep us going throughout the long day.
  • Salt & Sugar: Salty foods will help keep our electrolytes balanced, and sugars (natural is preferred) will give us carbohydrates.

So what was on my shopping list? A list of items that rival a Michelin-star restaurant. NOT!

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While this may change, right now I plan on feasting on protein bars, peanut and raisin mix and beef jerky. Enticing, huh? Let me explain why I’ve made these choices:

PROTEIN BARS: The name says it all. They’re packed with protein (21g) and their small and light-weight. I chose the peanut butter flavor to get my “sweet n’ salty” despite wanting something with chocolate (which I knew was going to end up as a gooey mess).

PEANUTS & RAISINS: This little homemade concoction is both simple and to-the-point. The nuts are a great source of protein and salt, and the raisins provide a little sugar! They are crush-proof and will be a great snack on the trail.

BEEF JERKY: Since there won’t be a Subway for me to grab a sandwich, the next alternative is to get “meat” through jerky. This really is not a favorite—more of an essential. It was this or canned sardines (YUCK—something suggested to me by another hiker).

So what does a hungry hiker eat after an epic hike like Mt. Whitney? Something DELICIOUS…and we are already scoping out where our “victory meal” will be when we return to town! I vote for a huge bowl of pasta, but I think Andy is eyeing the biggest ribeye steak he can find! What would you choose?

Do you have a big hike or outdoor excursion on the horizon? I hope some of my food packing ideas can help inspire your packing list when you’re getting ready for your next outdoor activity.