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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!
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By the way, your name is so pretty. ? I also have PCOS since I was thirteen (fellow Cysters!) and I'm a little confused...I've never been told that I can't snack (on healthy things, of course.) Here are some suggestions, but maybe ask your MD or gyn the next time you go?
1 serving fruit
Red pepper strips with hummus
That's what I eat, anyways.
Hope this helps!
Love these snacks! I’m new to your blog and love it. I was wondering if you could make a list of PCOS friendly snack foods. I, unfortunately, have PCOS, and we have a huge list of no-no foods that can aggravate our symptoms. Snacking in general is bad for my blood sugar, but sometime I need a snack so it's better that we eat a PCOS friendly snack than something else.
Also, I have a quick question about intuitive eating. The topic fascinates me, by the way, but I feel like it's not a possibility. While you emphasize the importance of eating all types of foods, I can't. I can't always eat when I'm hungry either (especially after dinner). Any insight? I would love to feel “food freedom” but I can’t. I can’t eat refined sugar, I have to limit my fruit intake and refined carbs (even whole-wheat isn’t great) and try to eat only three meals a day (impossible for me!) Thanks, Alexia
Erwin Keren says
OMG these snacks looks Sweet.
Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite says
I often gravitate towards sweet snack ideas, so I love your idea for the savory trail mix! And I need to make those banana bites too...I did a LONG time ago, but need to again! I've been loving these bars lately 🙂
Beth R. says
Mix plain Greek yogurt with lime zest, curry powder, mango chunks, curry powder and a little bit of honey. You'll thank me later.
A little extra turmeric and black pepper would be amazing! I'll be making this soon, thank you!
Jeremy King says
Ok I am totes trying this! Thank you!
These all sound amazing, Alexis! I have loved Fage for years, and I've been eating their plain 2% for maybe two to three years now. So satisfying! I love their cups, and it always satisfies my cravings and fills me up nicely. Our sweet Mason used to hardcore beg to lick out of the plain tubs when they were almost empty. He was Fage's biggest fan!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
The chocolate peanut butter banana bites are calling my name! They sound so good, and are so healthy! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog