Eating can be stressful, especially when you don’t feel like you have the time to make healthy choices. The key is planning ahead, knowing where your next snack/meal is coming from. This will mitigate a lot of stress in the kitchen and in your day. Nutrition information overload has led to misinformation and overcomplicating food choices. I find that the key is to start simple and then get more fancy as you get comfortable with your routine. Here are some simple ways to get started.
- Handful of raw almonds. Sweet tooth? Add a few dark chocolate chips. Almonds are rich in calcium and healthy fats to curb your hunger while fueling your body.
- Hard-boiled egg(s). Eggs are rich in protein and healthy fats. You can hard boil several eggs at a time to keep on hand for fuel on-the-go or add to a salad.
- Apple slices with nut butter (ie. Almond butter, cashew butter, tahini). The sweet apple pairs nicely with creamy nut butters. Apple slicers make this even easier for a faster prep time.
- ½ avocado sprinkled with herbamare on it’s own or with brown rice crackers. Avocados are nutrient dense brain fuel. Don’t be afraid of the fat content, eating fat does NOT make you fat.
- Vegetable sticks with hummus. An oldie but a goodie. Choose vegetables that you enjoy and prepare ahead of time. Carrots, cucumber, peppers, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, they all taste great!
Ready for a new snack challenge? Try my Almond Crunch Energy Bites recipe for a tasty snack on the go. You can keep them packaged in the freezer when you make them in bulk. https://naturopathbarrie.com/almond-crunch-energy-bites/
What are your go-to healthy snack options?
Dr. Karen Snow