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I'm a self-proclaimed snacking FIEND.
Why? Because snacking is kind of like a mini meal and I love experiencing different flavors and textures all throughout the day. Not only is snacking super enjoyable for me, but it also keeps both my mood and blood sugar happy campers throughout the day. I always recommend that clients listen to their hunger cues when it comes to needing a satiating snack, but every three to four hours is typical for most people. For me, it changes week to week. Sometimes I'll have waffles with nut butter and fruit for breakfast and be full till 1pm and some days I'll have eggs with a couple pieces of avocado toast and I'm hungry a couple hours later.
Depending on our age, gender, activity level, and genetics, we all have different hunger and fullness levels. Listen to your body and try one of these creative, simple, and oh so yummy wholesome snack ideas next time the snack attack hits ya hard!
When I'm Craving Sweet: Salted Chocolate PB Banana Bites
Looking for an easy, healthy snack that doubles as a little treat? You're in the right place! Healthy fats, carbs, a little sweet AND salty--gang's all here.
TO MAKE: Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice two small bananas into coins and spread into an even layer on lined baking sheet. Melt 3 tbsp chocolate chips in a small bowl in 20-second increments, stirring, until melted. Drizzle bananas evenly with melted chocolate. Next, drizzle with a big spoonful of creamy salted peanut butter. Add a sprinkle of coconut flakes and lastly, kosher salt. Enjoy right away or freeze for anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight and then dig in. I like them equally semi-frozen and completely frozen!
When I'm On the Go: Total FAGE 2% Split Cup
Talk about flavor + nutrition on the run! I love Greek yogurt for a lot of reasons, but FAGE Total 2% Split Cup (especially the Blueberry) is my go-to for the 3pm hunger beast because the fruit is right there ready for dipping. You can also choose how much flavor you want to use. I love getting a bite of rich and creamy yogurt and dipping it into the blueberries versus having it pre-mixed because the flavor and texture is more intense. I find that the 2% is the right balance of creaminess since it has a bit of satiating fat that we all know I love so dearly, not to mention the fact that it has more protein than sugar: 12g of protein and 11g of sugar.
I've been eating FAGE since middle school when my mom used to buy it for us (and she still does!) so working with FAGE on this post felt really full circle. Aaaand I'd be lying if I said I haven't eaten it in the car. We've all been there! To find FAGE Total Split Cups near you, click here.
When I'm Craving Salty: DIY Savory Trail Mix
I love nuts as a salty snack so lately I've been making my own trail mix. I used pecans and pistachios because I had them on hand, but use whatever nut or seed that floats your boat, like walnuts, pumpkin seeds, or cashews.
TO MAKE: In a medium bowl, combine ¼ cup each of shelled pistachios, pecans, unsweetened coconut flakes, and dry-roasted edamame (or sub another nut). Add ½ cup of whole grain cereal of choice (I used toasted O's). Sprinkle liberally with smoked paprika, salt, and pepper, stirring to combine. Store in an air-tight container.
What snacks are you loving lately? Share in the comments!