In an effort to minimize crappy, cannot-pronounce ingredients, I love to make my own snacks. And, for the most part, these are not time consuming. What I do try to avoid is grains, refined flours, and minimal sugar, if any. Why? Because they tend to spike blood sugar which essentially will make us crave and grab for even more sugary and refined foods that do more harm than good.
I’m going to give you the snacks that I make myself and those that I grab from the store, on the go!
Here are a few of my favs….FRESH & HOMEMADE
BULLET PROOF DANDY BLEND (or a MATCHA version)
This is a mixture of dandy blend, cacao butter or coconut oil, collagen, and hemp seeds blended into fat fuelled goodness. It’s extremely satisfying.
Just 3 brazil nuts give me my daily recommended dose of selenium which is great for the thyroid. But, it’s also full of plant-based fats and protein which is ideal in sustaining energy and keeping hunger at bay.
ENERGY PROTEIN BITES
Okay, I have so many recipes for protein and energy bites, it’s crazy! They make a great travel companion since they don’t take up much room. The Chocolate Pistachio Energy Bites are the absolute best! Get the recipe HERE.
Continuing on the liquid form, I love-love-LOVE Matcha or Turmeric Tea lattes for an afternoon pick-me-up. If you make them with coconut milk (even almond milk), you’re given yourself some excellent plant-based fats and protein to help stabilize your blood sugar. Similar to the Dandy Blend drink, I’ll blend mine with some added collagen or cacao butter.
Making your own kale chips is incredibly easy and so nutritious. And, trust me, you’re going to save yourself a whole lotta $$ on making your own. Here’s the recipe for my Cheesy Chipotle Kale Chips.
Don’t be scared now. The fat in these fat bombs are not going to make you fat, I promise. Instead, they’re going to help keep your blood sugar stable so you’re not reaching for a bag of skittles! You’ll love my Almond Butter Fudge (not pictured below). The fat bombs below contained a mixture of coconut oil, coconut butter, chocolate protein powder, and cacao nibs.
Other homemade options that I reach out for:
Bone Broth, blended with collagen and turmeric
An avocado with sea salt and hot sauce
Dry toasted pumpkin seeds with grey sea salt
Grain Free Rosemary Black Pepper Bread
Grain Free Dark Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread
Whipped coconut milk with a small amount of low-glycemic berries such as blueberry or raspberry
Hard boiled egg with grey sea salt
PACKAGED & ON-THE-GO
Okay, so we don’t always have time to whip up snacks. Even I struggle with that sometimes especially if my weekend didn’t exactly allow the time.
Here are a few of my favourite on-the-go snacks:
Okay, so I’m going to keep this list up to date as I try new products so be sure to check back. Now, tell me, what are your go-to snacks? Tell me in the comments below!