When we are h-angry we are likely to reach for whatever is quick and easy, which doesn’t always equate to the healthiest snacks. Keeping grab-and-go options around and in-mind will curb this misstep and both our bodies and those around us will be grateful. In our “Snacking Responsibly” Nutritional Guide you can learn some pointers on how to stay on track. Here are a few options you can toss in your bag and a few recipe ideas you can whip together in no time at all.
1. Granola Bars
Go for the ones with whole foods a.k.a. ingredients you can pronounce.
2. Date Bites
1-2 pitted dates dipped in coconut oil. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
3. Veggies & Hummus
Any raw veggies will do the trick. Some of our faves: celery, cucumber, peppers, asparagus, carrots, or raw beets, dipped in your favorite hummus.
4. Seasonal Fruit
I know, it’s obvious, but sometimes we need the reminder to grab an orange or apple instead of a sugar-laden, plastic-wrapped nibble.
5. Rice Cakes
Rice cakes are great delivery systems for avocado & tomato or nut/seed butter & banana.
6. Yogurt Dip
1/2 cup of a thick yogurt (vegan or not) with 2 tablespoons of nut/seed-butter mixed in + an apple for dipping.
7. Baked Chickpeas
Roast chickpeas with oil and your favorite seasoning are great to have on hand for when you need an energy boost or are craving a crunchy snack.
Hard boil a dozen to keep in the fridge. Eat them on their own or smash one up with some avo and spread on a piece of toast.
9. Fruits & Nuts
Aim for fresh fruit plus a nut/seed butter to spread on top, yum! Like sliced apple and tahini, or pear and almond butter.
10. Green Smoothie
Most of us could use more greens in our life. A smoothie loaded with celery, lime juice, avocado, kale, fresh leaf lettuce, mint, ginger, and parsley, is a great way to sneak in extra plants and herbs.
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