24 Aug 2012
I am not a big snacker. Probably because to be a good snacker you have to be thinking about snacks when you aren’t hungry so that you are prepared for when you are. Having the snacks on-hand when the snacking desire strikes is key to healthy snacking success (fortunately my wife, Amy, is great at this!).
As luck would have it, I work at Attune Foods, so when that snacking desire does strike I need go no further than our kitchen to find some great options. Erewhon honey graham crackers, a bowl of cereal or some awesome true whole grains. This last week has been especially good on the snacking front thanks to some new product work we have been doing.
We are very close to launching a new cereal featuring hemp seeds, and last week a 50 pound bag of toasted hemp seeds, left over from an early production trial, arrived at our office. I filled a small bowl with the tiny seeds and during the day couldn’t stop munching. They were a little cumbersome to handle in between phone calls and emails but by the time I left the office, I must have consumed at least 6 oz. Lots of fiber and omegas were a great addition to my diet. They tasted great with coffee. I’m not sure if it was my imagination but after keeping this up over a few days a nagging knee pain started to subside. Was it possible that snacking on something so healthy was having an immediate, curative effect?
I’ve always thought of snacking as a way to address nagging hunger, to tide one over until the next meal. What if snacking could also help you achieve some nutritional objectives? Now that is a good idea. Maybe I will get more prepared in the future and keep a bag of healthy seeds at my side!
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