So since getting back from vacation I have been trying to get back in the habit of feeding my body QUALITY instead of whatever I may be craving that second. In doing this I have also been trying not to spend all my precious paychecks. I was heading to the gym today and of course dragging from a long previous day at school and totally spaced on eating breakfast. I knew the trainer was going to kick my butt so I stopped into Walgreen's to see what they may have. Did I mention I didn't have my wallet? Yeah, no wallet means I had the change from my cup holder ($2) with which to find a suitable breakfast that both tasted good and gave me some energy with which to survive my hour long workout. Guess how surprised I was to find I could afford not just one, but TWO healthy snacks with my limited funds??
For 99 cents each I got granola bites for before my workout and nice and salty pumpkin seeds for a evening snack at work! Walgreen's has had their own brand for a few years but in August of 2011 launched their Nice! brand
which features over 400 inexpensive snack and meal options for customers to choose from. I have seen their stuff before but the Granola Bites really made me take a closer look (and almost be late for my appointment!).
Flax is super healthy and contains fiber as well as Omega-3 fatty acids
(the kind of fats you are supposed to have). Oatmeal is a whole grain that is packed with even more fiber (thus helping to keep you fuller for longer) and raisins are just plain tasty.
This was such an unexpected and great find and not only kept me powering through my workout but helped to open my eyes to the unexpected places that cheap and healthy treats might be hiding.Where have you found healthy food unexpectedly? How much would you pay for a healthy snack?