Top Snack Choices
Eat breakfast. An hour later, you're hungry. You're stuck in traffic, starving. Been there. You're craving something sweet after dinner. That's human. We get it. Some days, we never seem to be completely full from ours main meals. That's why we're writing this post to stress the importance of quality snacks. Sorry to tell you, you can't get quality snacks from the corner gas station. There's been times when we spend an hour sifting through snack choices at Whole Foods to find the best options. (We admit, this is a bit excessive. But hey, to each their own.) We've compiled a list of our top 10 favorite snacks that we eat every week. With a little added effort, you can munch on these snacks, guilt-free, anytime you're feeling hungry!
This is our go-to snack when we're feeling super hungry. Go to your local health foods store and get a combination of almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, and pecans. Mix them up in a bag. Put a couple handfuls in separate zip lock bags. Place a bag in your glove compartment. It's a easy, satiating snack when you're on the go.
2. Dark Chocolate
This is our go-to post dinner snack. Make sure it's at least 70% cacao. Our favorite bar is 88%. Indulge in a couple pieces anytime you need a sweet or chocolate fix. Throw a couple squares into your nut bag for a homemade trail mix.
This is the go-to snack when we're craving sugar. The natural sugar in the banana satisfies the craving along with hosting a load of nutrients.
Canned sardines are a cheap snack you can get from your local health food store. Make sure they're wild. Our favorite are the ones in extra virgin olive oil and lemon. Get the benefits of salmon, but for much cheaper!
5. Sweet Potato Fries
This takes 35 minutes of pre-planning that you'll be thankful you did. Cut up a sweet potato. Put some virgin coconut oil and himalayan sea salt on them. Throw them on the stove in some spring water and steam them or throw them in the oven and bake them while you're getting ready. Add cinnamon if you're feeling frisky. Place them in a zip lock or plastic container and throw them in your back pack.
6. Kale Chips
Grab some kale from the health food store or farmer's market. Take the leaves off in pieces and add coconut oil. Himalayan sea salt. Cayenne. Garlic. Up to you. Throw them in the oven for 20 min on 300 degrees. Zip lock them up and you've got your leafy greens to go.
We enjoy having a serving of Buddha Bowl Popcorn when we're watching Netflix. You can get this brand at your local health food store. The popcorn is non-GMO, baked in coconut oil and seasoned with himalayan sea salt. So yummy!
8. Coconut Yogurt w/ Coconut Bites
When we're craving ice cream, we turn to our coconut yogurt. We take a brand called Bare Coconut Bites and mix it into our yogurt. Be sure you're getting yogurt with no added sugar (the coconut bites will sweeten it) and no additives.
9. Beanfields Chips with Avocado Slices
When we're wanting something salty, we reach into Beanfields chips. The chips are made from different kinds of beans, brown rice, and some spices. They're delicious. We cut up some avocado to eat with them.
10. Core Bar/Papa Steves Bar
We're very picky when it comes to bars. They're so many on the market now. It can be overwhelming. Many of them have not-so-yummy ingredients for our bodies. That's why it's so important to stock up on these so you have them in the fridge when you know you're not going to have time for a meal. Our favorites are the Banana Walnut from Core Meal Bar and the Cranberry Almond made by Papa Steve's.