Happy quarantine everybody!! Anyone else gone their entire quarantine (so far) as a free bird? I'm talking no makeup, no bra. It's been amazing. A real treat. Although, I do miss seeing the more put together version of myself each morning.
I’ve been working from home now for a little under 2 weeks, and realize that I’m totally a grazer. I snack all day. If I’m thinking about it, I’m eating it. Zero self control. Like, if I don't take control quick, I'm going back to work weighing as much as I did eight months pregnant. And honestly, I'd really like to see a flat tummy again.
So I figured the only way to outsmart myself was to only order things that I don’t feel shameful about snacking on. These rice cakes satisfy my carb cravings, give me the crunch I need to survive another day, and taste SO damn good!
Chicken Jalapeño -melted cheese, coleslaw, shredded smoked chicken, topped with a jalapeño.
This one can prove to be a little dry if you don't buy, what I consider as the 'normal coleslaw'. Hubby just saw 'coleslaw' on the grocery list and thought the dry bag was good enough. Although, there are plenty of recipes out there for a coleslaw dressing if you want to make your own!
Pepperoni Pizza -pizza sauce, melted mozzarella, topped with pepperoni slices.
Does it get any better than this?! A low-cal 'personal' pizza? I'll be honest. It kinda felt like cheating when I bit into this one. But OH EM GEE, it was so worth it! Just note that the rice cake acts like a sponge when you go to melt your cheese, so really be sure to pile on that pizza sauce!
Taco Style -guacamole, sour cream, salsa, topped with black beans.
Mkay, if I could only make one suggestion with this one, it would be to eat this one outside on a hot sunny day. This one took my quarantine to Mexico (before kids). Like, a real vacation while stuck at home. But if I could make two suggestions, my other would be to have your favorite cold beverage close by.
The 'Quarantine 15' is a thing, and I'm not about to fall into it. Anyway, I hope these ideas help you through your quarantine snacking dilemmas, and as always -thanks for reading!