I was chatting with a friend earlier about how she loves to go to yoga in between finishing work and heading to dinner. The only problem is she has approximately 2 seconds to run home, grab her things and head out the door and then she gets to yoga STARVING. But at the same time, she can’t overeat before yoga, because well, nobody feels good full in a downward dog!
She asked me what some go to snacks would be, so I thought I’d compile a list of both homemade & packaged ones that I love and eat myself.
Snacks That You Can Buy
These snacks are little superfood packets full of protein, Omega 3s, and fiber. Now, the product was originally designed to be a salad, pizza or yogurt topper I believe, however I kind of like just munching on them as a snack, particularly the single serve envelopes.
I like these enough that I don’t even save them just for an afternoon snack. If I am doing a workout in the morning, I will have 1/2 a bar to energize me. I like them because most bars don’t have a good sugar/protein ratio, but these are low enough in sugar, and still taste great.
One of the topics in the HEAL Wellness Challenge has been all about fermentation and its benefit on digestion and the gut. I have yet to come across a bar on the market that uses fermented protein, so really like to add this to the mix.
I first heard about NudFud through watching Dragon’s Den, but the founder, Julia, is actually a Nutritionist as well, so these snacks are 100% nutritionist approved! Each of these snacks only contain 4 ingredients and they are dehydrated so that they keep their nutritional content.
A raw brownie as a snack? Yes please! These tiny little brownies are a much healthier take on a regular brownie and one is enough to curb some hunger if you’re on the go. If you’ve got some hummus with you, dipping their raw crackers that have flax, buckwheat & sunflower seeds is amazing. Olive & Rosemary is my fave flavour!
This one is actually relatively new to me. This Canadian based company makes all things superfood. If you are in need of chia, flax, maca, or any superfood you can think of, chances are they have it. You could make your own trail mix from their products, or buy the Machu Pichu mix which is pre-made.
Snacks You Can Make
Make sure to store these at room temperature to maintain their crispiness, these are an excellent chip replacement with plant based protein.
I serve these at my lunch & learn events at companies, and they are always a hit! Make sure to use gluten free oats to keep them gluten free.
These can be made in 10 minutes flat as they are actually raw and don’t require baking! Store them in the freezer and grab one whenever you need it.
These were a completely random creation in the kitchen that were good enough to keep as a recipe. You’ll see it on my Instagram.
Mandy King is a Holistic Nutritionist and Gluten Free Guru who shares her expertise with She Does The City. For recipes and nutrition tips, visit her website, HEAL. Follow Mandy on Twitter@mandyking_HEAL. Like Healthy Eating and Living on Facebook here. You can also find Mandy on Pinterest and Instagram.