Looking for Snacks

So, I get hungry during the day… usually while working. For this reason, I’ve been looking for some good snacks. They have to meet this criteria:

– Dry. I need something I can pick up and eat and not fool around with.
– Not greasy. I’m at a PC with a mouse and a keyboard all day. Enough said.
– Doesn’t need to be refrigerated. It’ll be stored down in my room, which is a floor down from the fridge.
– Won’t spoil or get stale in a short period of time. For this reason, fruit is kind of an issue.
– Not terrible for me. Doesn’t need to be health food… but, I don’t want to feel bad about eating a lot of it.
– Tastes good (a given, right?)

I am open to suggestions. After some consideration, I placed an order yesterday for some food from Amazon.com. I ordered the following:

Emerald Nuts Wasabi Peanuts. I’ve never had these before, but I like wasabi/horse radish (see below) and peanuts are fine by me, so I think I will like it.

Tasty Joy Roasted Wasabi Green Peas. I’ve had these before. They look funny, but I like wasabi peas.

Sahale Snacks, Sing Buri Blend. Alright, now this is a complete leap. I don’t really know if I will like it. It sounds good, it looks like it fits the criteria above… but I am not sure. We’ll see.

Quaker Breakfast Bars, Apple Crisp. Looks like something I’ll like.

Robert’s American Gourmet Pirate’s Booty. Found this on Amazon.com, as well. Looked good, had good reviews… we’ll see.

So, that should hold me for a while. Hopefully it’s all good… I might blog the different things. I also got some Big League Chew, some Sour Punch Twists (awesome) and some Bawls Mints (never had them before). I like candy and eat candy, but obviously, it doesn’t do much for hunger and eating a lot of it is … bad. Anyway, again, if anyone has any suggestions for snacks that fit the above criteria, please feel free. :) Thanks.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

5 Comments

Truestar

about 15 years ago

I'd say granola bars and breakfast bars are a good idea. :D

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Brandon

about 15 years ago

I have the same problem... I get really hungry throughout the day and need to snack on something. I've found these organic granola bars are really good (better than any others I've found, organic or not) and healthy too:

http://www.cascadianfarm.co...

I also eat a lot of fruits. If you don't want to bother with the mess, try dried fruits. You can either dry them yourself (dehydrator) or buy them dried. I love dried oranges, banana chips, apple, peaches, etc. Mix in a few peanuts, cachews, etc. and it's a pretty good snack.

And then there's chocolate. I eat dark chocolate and it's less messy, better for you and some studies say it's good for your heart... not sure about that last one though :)

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Patrick

about 15 years ago

Thanks for the comments, guys. :) Brandon, they had those bars at Amazon.com, so I placed an order. :) Will let you know/hold you responsible. hehehe

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Stephan

about 15 years ago

What about pretzels? They have all kinds of different flavors and they'll fill you up.

I love dry fruit as well, especially the tart stuff like cranberries.

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Patrick

about 15 years ago

Hey Stephan,

Thanks for that. Good idea. I get sick of Pretzels fast, so that's why I had not thought of them... but, getting a few different flavors may help with that.

Patrick

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