Almost a year ago I used to snack exclusively on chips and cookies when I came home after work. This was not the healthiest snack and after a while we committed to change this habit of ours and stop buying cookies and chips completely. But, we still needed something to snack on that tasted good, was quick to make and eat, but wasn’t terrible for our health. So, today I’ll share with you all my 5 after work snack ideas. They may not be the healthiest out there, but they are for sure healthier than chips and cookies!
1. Cheese and Crackers
Ever since Gursheel and I discovered the Boursin cheese brand, we have been hooked! We then found some crackers that don’t break easily and the Breton crackers brand is our favourite. We just take out a spreading knife and spread a bit of cheese on each cracker and devour! This is my favourite of the 5 after work snack ideas!
2. Nuts, seeds and dry fruit mix
We like to buy some pre-mixed nuts from Bulk Barn and the Hungry, Hungry, Hippie Trail Mix is our personal favourite. However, you can mix your own nuts, seeds, and dried fruits! This is the quickest of the 5 snacks ideas to prepare/eat since it is already prepared and ready to indulge!
3. Naan + Hummus
The Costco near us also carries ready made naans. We buy these and store them in the freezer until the afternoon snack attack hits. I just take it out of the freezer, brush it with some olive oil and sprinkle on some seasonings. My personal favourite is garlic powder with dried basil, and Gursheel prefers chipotle chilli powder with chilli flakes and salt. I then just place in the toaster oven for 5-10 min and then cut it into triangles. Serve this with some store bought hummus and you have the perfect snack.
A few months ago, Costco was having a sale on frozen pierogies (Pelmen Perogies), some of which were also vegan. So we went ahead and bought a few bags to try out and we fell in love. If you want to make pierogies from scratch, it requires a bit of effort, so frozen pierogies are perfect for the afternoon snack attack. There are a couple of different ways to cook frozen pierogies. The brand we bought says to bring a pot of water to boil and then cook the pierogies until they float to the top. We actually started brushing the pierogies with some olive oil and baking them at 400’F for 20 min, flipping once.
5. Rice Crackers + Peanut Butter
This is another quick and easy one. Just buy some store bought rice crackers, we love the ones from Bulk Barn. And slather on some nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter. Most rice crackers are unflavoured, although you can buy flavoured ones. You can be creative and add anything your heart desires on the rice cracker, but my personal favourite is peanut butter.
Well there you have it! 5 After work snack ideas that are much healthier than chips and cookies. Although I do like to treat myself to chips and cookies everyone once in a while, I actually am starting to prefer these 5 snack ideas I share with you all today!
I would love for you to share your favourite after work snack ideas. Comment below!