Willow Jarosh and Stephanie Clarke of C & J Nutrition are registered dietitians who love to share what they're eating on their Twitter page and as regular contributors to Self magazine. Here are their holiday shopping healthy purse essentials:
Fruits and nuts: Both Willow and Stephanie throw a That's It bar in their bags. They also supplement with a few almonds or pistachios (seven almonds or 12 pistachios for 50 calories, or double the amount of nuts for a more substantial 100-calorie snack).
Supplement your granola: "We put one tablespoon of chopped walnuts in a baggie with 1/4 cup of KIND granola to get a 150-calorie snack or two tablespoons walnuts with 1/4 cup granola to get a 200-calorie snack," they told us. If you're going to be spending a long time shopping, Willow and Stephanie recommend taking a whole-wheat peanut butter and apple sandwich with cinnamon with you.
Other essentials: Bottled water or unsweetened ice tea — "staying hydrated is so important for keeping our energy up, feeling good, and having a clear head while shopping." And lip gloss. "It's a simple mood boost/confidence boost and makes you think twice before mindlessly grazing because you'll have to reapply," they say.