10 Best Snacks for Writing Sessions

Does anyone else like to snack as they write, or is that just me? If you’re one of those ravenous writers, chances are you’ve had some great snacks while you’re writing and you’ve had others that have spilled all over you and your keyboard. It’s okay, it happens to everyone.

But it doesn’t have to! That’s why I’m here to give you some great snack options that won’t spill or get your fingers sticky. If you don’t have just the right snack, eating will turn into a chore that takes away from your writing, and no one wants that.

So here we go: 10 simple, tasty, mostly healthy, mess-free snacks to eat while writing!

1. Smoothie

You can’t beat the simplicity of this one! Simply throw in some frozen fruit, yoghurt, juice or milk, and whatever extras you want, and blend! On top of being easy, it’s also easy to grab and sip through a straw while writing. Make sure your cup has a lid, though – just in case!

2. Coffee or Tea and Bakery Item

Choose your favourite drink, grab a muffin (these are some of my favourites to make) or a non-crumbly pastry, and don’t forget the fork. You don’t want your fingers to get sticky, so grabbing those tasty bites with a fork is a must.

3. Peanut Butter Pretzels

Or any pretzel that’s plain on the outside. Since it’s basically just super hard bread, it doesn’t get anything on your fingers. Perfect!

4. Trail Mix

Filling, healthy, tasty, and won’t make your hands grimy.

5. Squeeze Applesauce

Those little applesauce pouches aren’t just for kids, you know. These little beauties make it super easy to slurp down a quick, healthy snack while you write – and they come in a variety of flavours, too.

6. A Thin Sandwich

Maybe a little more than a snack, but it works. Just make sure it doesn’t have any juicy ingredients, go easy on the condiments, and, as I already said, keep it thin. You don’t want it falling apart or leaking mayo over your hand.

7. Bite-Sized Cheese and Crackers

Two important things to note. One: bite-sized. You don’t want to be getting crumbs all over your keyboard. Two: prepare it in advance. Don’t be putting the cheese on the crackers as you’re writing! You can also just grab some bite-sized cheese pieces by themselves.

8. Carrots

Healthy, crunchy, long-lasting, and they don’t get anything except maybe some water on your fingers.

9. Blueberries or Grapes

I’m sure you get it by now – they’re bite-sized and won’t dirty your fingertips, leaving your hands free for typing.

10. Cherry or Grape Tomatoes

Another healthy and delicious bite-sized snack! If you’re not a fan of tomatoes, you can cut up some pepper or cucumber instead.

So next time you grab a snack before a writing session, make sure to think about how it could possibly hinder your writing. Choose something bite-sized or non-crumbly, eat sticky things with a fork, and make sure to prepare it in advance. Let me know what your favourite writing snack is in the comments!

Happy writing!
-E.J.

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