We all love to snack, but a snack can quickly turn into a full-on meal. It’s better to think of snacking as the bridge that will get you to your next meal time, without overly filling you up. While I love food and could snack forever, before I go grab my next bite I always ask myself if I’m actually hungry, just bored, or dehydrated. These little mindful check-in’s actually make a huge difference and you’ll be able to get more in tune with your bod! Here are some of my favorite go to snacks:
GimMe Organics Seaweed Snacks
I know these might sound a little strange, but trust me they’re amazing! It may be because I’m obsessed with sushi, but these seaweed snacks will satisfy any salty/crunchy craving in an instant. You can’t go wrong with any of their flavors!
I recently became obsessed with Brami Beans after picking them up at Whole Foods. These pickled lupini beans are super yummy and have a whopping 13.4 grams of protein per 100 calories! Their minimal ingredients are super clean and will leave you coming back for more. They’re also great as salad toppers!
Granola, I love Sakara or Purely Elizabeth
If I’m looking for a sweet snack, I’ll fill a (small) bowl with some granola and cashew milk. Sakara’s Classic Superfood Granola is addictive, but they also offer dark chocolate (yes please!) and a plant protein version. Purely Elizabeth is also another go-to and her grain-free versions are seriously amazing. These granolas are also great paired with coconut milk yogurt for a more indulgent snack!
Flackers are my new favorite crackers! They’re made out of whole flax seeds and dehydrated to preserve all the nutrients. These crackers are super crunchy and hold up to any dip. I personally love the rosemary flavor, but they offer a bunch of varieties, even a sweet one!
You can never go wrong with fresh fruit! Besides it being super portable, it’s always refreshing and full of fiber. My top tip is to check what fruit is in season and buy that! It always tastes so much better, is fresh, and full of nutrients! One of my go to combos is organic strawberries with a bit of cashew butter and cinnamon.
Just like fresh fruit, you can never have too many veggies! Sometimes I’ll make a quick salad as a snack or just cut up some celery and pair it with almond butter. My pro tip is to prep cut up vegetables in the beginning of the week so then you can just grab them and go. No excuses there!
Chia pudding always feels like a crazy indulgent dessert, but it’s such a healthy snack! There are endless flavor combinations and if you’re short on time, you can make it the night before. I just combine chia seeds, coconut or almond milk, fresh fruit, and let it set in the fridge or you can get these easy pre-made pods. You can also add superfood powders or anything you please! If you don’t like the texture of chia seeds, you can also pop the pudding in the blender and blend until silky smooth like a mousse!
Sweet Potato Fries
I love prepping these fries on the weekends to have for the entire week. I’ll cut up a sweet potato, toss it in either coconut or avocado oil, add salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder and put them in the oven until crisp (about 25 min or so). They’re so delish and you can always mix up the spices! For a salty/sweet version, I’ll do cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, and sea salt!
Nuts are the OG quick snack, but because they’re so good, they’re also super easy to overeat! I’ll always grab a handful and put the rest of the bag away because I know I can easily polish off a whole bag. It’s super important to buy high quality nuts that are organic as nuts are one of the highest sprayed crops. Moon Juice has great activated nuts which makes them easier to digest.
I’m not a huge bar girl as I prefer to grab whole foods first, but when I’m in a pinch the only bars I reach for are Sakara, Health Warrior and Raw Rev Bars. These are super clean and seriously the only bars that I’ve found that don’t taste like cardboard!
Kale chips are great to satisfy that crunchy/salty craving. Luckily, so many brands produce great ones so you can always buy those but they’re also super easy to make at home! If I’m buying them at the store, I always make sure they have no added sugar or nasty ingredients. These are a great option!