Here are some of my favorite SNACKS to bring to work or to have around the house! They aren’t terrible for you either! Healthy – ish = BONUS!


Garlic Parmesan pretzel crisps with ham salad or egg salad are the bomb! I feel like this might be a better alternative than eating it on bread. I also like to use these with hamburger dips and hummus!

The pretzels are only 100 calories per serving, 0g trans fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol . Also – GLUTEN FREE! They taste good and are very filling!

They have plenty of flavors – my favorite is garlic Parmesan but I can see that they might be too salty. I also love the “everything” cracker pretzel. (linked below). I’ve also tried the blue (original) flavor as well! It looks like they have cinnamon and sugar, chocolate, honey mustard, and buffalo flavor too!


Nut Thins, Turkey Pepperoni, and Mozzarella Cheese Sticks!

Okay – this snack has been my favorite for a LONG time. Even when I was taking Anatomy and Physiology in my junior year of high school this was my go to snack.

The nut thins are super healthy!

  • 3 grams of protein per serving
  • No cholesterol and no saturated fat
  • Gluten-free, Certified Kosher

They are made of rice and almonds! The cheddar cheese and smokehouse flavors are my favorite. They also have pepperjack, ranch, honey cinnamon, sea salt, etc. EVERYONE including Craig and Carver love nut thins and I don’t feel guilty letting them eat “junk food.”

The pepperonis don’t need to be refrigerated but I think they taste better that way. I sometimes mix it up with Colby jack or pepper jack cheese sticks as well. I love to cut up the cheese into chucks and throw them in with the turkey pepperoni.

Way Better Chips

These chips are DELICIOUS! More than that, they are HEALTHY!

  • Certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher and Non GMO
  • Sprouted ingredients provide incredible nutrient absorption
  • Processed in a nut free environment
  • NO trans fats

A friend of mine brought these to work and I was HOOKED! I would attach an amazon link but they only sell the chips in bulk. I’ve only tried the sweet chili flavor which pairs great with a Friedman family favorite: GUACAMOLE!

There you have it folks! These snacks make me look like I eat super healthy but honestly, they just taste good!

As with any amazon affiliate link, I have this disclaimer:

If you ever purchase any amazon products from MY link, I do get commission. If you buy, let’s just say, $150 worth of other stuff while you’re on Amazon by following my link, I also get commission on those things you purchase. It’s a way to support my blog and it is a way to score some great quality products. I just want to be honest with you guys. I would have raved about this product even if I didn’t make any money off of it.

I’m in the home stretch of clinicals and combines and craziness! I’ll be investing more of my time in my blog over the weekend! Thanks for reading!!



  1. Donna
    November 6, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    We’re always on the look-out for “healthy-ish” snacks. Thanks and for the recommendations.
    Love and prayers

  2. Kim LeMere
    November 6, 2019 / 1:09 pm

    Good luck on those clinicals! and thanks for the snack recommendations.

  3. Aileen
    November 6, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    I’m a big fan of the chocolate pretzel chips. One or two chips can satisfy a chocolate craving.

    • Barb
      November 10, 2019 / 7:31 pm

      I enjoy your blog but need to mention that Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps are not gluten free.

  4. Susan the Farm Quilter
    November 7, 2019 / 4:50 am

    I’m always looking for new, good, snacks – thanks for the recommendations!! I just read the story of why your blog is called The Pink Shoelaces…made me cry. I was a CNA for a while…loved the residents so much and I was so lucky that only one went to heaven while I was there.

  5. November 9, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    Aw, this was a really nice post. In thought I would like to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and under no circumstances appear to get something done.

  6. December 8, 2019 / 8:12 pm

    Love chips and junk food !

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