Raise your hand if you look forward to eating snacks as a crucial way of helping make the work day go just a little faster! Raise ’em…yep…there ya go…just a wee bit higher my friends!
Whew…alright, I’m not the only one!
If you work a standard 9 to 5, “I-have-an-hour-for-lunch-and-no-more” desk job where you sit in a semi-comfortable chair and spend your days answering emails, graciously doing things your boss asks of you and sneaking on Facebook when no one’s looking, then you probably already know how important having a well-stocked snack drawer is.
When 10am rolls around and you don’t want to finish that press release, FRUIT + NUT KIND BAR!
When 1pm rolls around and dessert sounds better than sending that email you’ve procrastinated writing all week, LARABAR (and four candy cane Hershey kisses, because they are so delicious)!
When 4pm rolls around and you’re ready to run out of work like our homegirl Kim Kardashian away from a douchy, soon-to-be ex-husband, WHEAT THINS!
As you can see, snacks play an integral roll in maintaining a full-time, working girl’s sanity.
You may be able to imagine my excitement then when Lollihop contacted me and told me about their monthly subscription service delivering healthy, delicious and organic snacks. Did you say I can receive this monthly? And it’s healthy? And most importantly,I am receiving SNACKS?!?
Sold! I signed up and immediately started singing this song.
Suzanne and the folks over at Lollihop promptly sent me a sample box free to review for this blog and upon receiving said box, I immediately dumped its contents into my handy dandy snack drawer at work. Let me tell you how much of a lifesaver it’s been over the past two weeks:
(1) Last week, blue corn chips made the perfect lunch accompaniment to a bowl of Sweet Potato Corn Chowder.
(2) I thought I had left an extra container of Healthy Quinoa Fried Rice in the fridge for lunch earlier this week. Wrong. No quinoa fried rice meant a lunch of kettle chips, a Larabar and dried cherries. I didn’t hate it.
(3) Today, my coworker brought me a slice of her barley vegetable taco pie (delish!) but I needed just a lil’ extra something to go along with it. Solution? A Fruit + Nut Kind Bar.
While I would completely recommend you give Lollihop a try, I find the $22.75/single month just a bit too steep for my budget (although, I will note they include free shipping). Because if you’re like me, you’d rather put that money towards your happy hour beer fund.
Instead, I encourage you to keep healthy, delicious snacks on hand to munch on. Not only will you never go hungry, but trading in your chips, Hostess cupcakes and Big Gulps for Larabars, fresh fruit, veggies, trail mix, Somersault chips and tea WILL result in more energy and a lower cholesterol level. If I was a doctor, I’d just about guarantee it.
You may even find yourself with enough energy to send out that press release or email.
Although, let’s not push it.
We all know Facebook status updates need to be checked first.
What are some of YOUR favorite snacks for the work day? As always, sharing is caring!