One of the questions I get most often is “What do you guys eat for snacks?”
Unfortunately, my answer is quite plain and not very exciting: fruit.
Yes, when the family snacks, 8 times out of 10, it’s fruit. The ninth and tenth times might be carrot sticks, homemade pickles, a homemade granola bar or even dried fruit, but I admit – those aren’t very exciting either.
That’s because since embarking on our real food journey a few years ago, snacking has pretty much lost its luster.
While in the grocery store, I totally bypass the snack aisle. Previous trips have shown me that there are very few items that aren’t laden with preservatives or additives, and it doesn’t seem worth the effort to turn over 10 or 20 boxes (again) just to possibly find the one gem that’s doesn’t go too far beyond the real food boundaries.
And the chance of that one item being affordable is slim to none… so for the most part, I don’t waste my time and just keep on walking.