Em and I tend to eat a light lunch around 1130 or 12 each day. It’s usually a sandwich or some fruit. I seldom take much time to cook up a gourmet lunch. Working from home still puts a bit of constraint on my available time. Since our lunch is so light we usually end up having a snack around 330 or so when Alan gets home. I find that a good healthy snack around that time holds us over until dinner, which is usually around 7 p.m.
Making sure we all eat a healthy snack is sometimes a challenge. It’s easy to open a bag of chips or throw a pop tart in the toaster, but it’s definitely NOT a healthy choice. We have found two new things that are perfect for our afternoon snack: popcorn or smoothies. Either of those choices are perfect. Popcorn if we are in the mood for something crunchy and salty; smoothies if we want cold and sweet.
I love that Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! is a healthy choice for an afternoon snack. An entire bag of popcorn (7 1/2 cups) is only 240 calories. Since we all share one bag we are adding less than 100 calories to our daily intake with this snack. Oh, plus its 94% fat free. Love it!
I guess it helps that we all love popcorn so it makes it easy to incorporate it into our daily snacks. Besides the health benefits I appreciate that it can be popped up in a matter of minutes AND it doesn’t require me to dirty any dishes. Actually, I think the popup bowl container is the best thing ever! I love not having to dirty any dishes for our afternoon snack.
It’s been very easy replacing the unhealthy snacks with Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! Have you tried Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! yet? Be sure to stop by Orville’s Facebook to learn more.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Orville Redenbacher’s. I received Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! products as well as a promotional item as a thanks for my participation.