Face it, who doesn't love to snack? Responsible snacking is one of the main principles of clean eating. The key to snacking responsibly is portion control, this means eating a specific amount of one food, so that you don't end up over-snacking. The first step to snacking responsibly is first to have a designated snack time, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. My biggest suggestions, never equate a large amount of snacks (no matter how healthy they are) to a meal. A snack is a snack, a meal is a meal, when these two intermingle it can make your blood-sugar levels go crazy. I like to have a savory snack in the morning, and a sweeter, pick me up snack in the afternoon. I want to show you my favorite snack ideas and products.
-Half cup carrots or another raw vegetable and two tablespoons hummus.
-1/2 apple and 1 tablespoon peanut butter or another nut butter.
-Simple Mills Cheddar Crackers or Simple Mills sprouted seed crackers.
-130 calorie bag of Wonderful Pistachios.
-From the Ground Up cauliflower chips.
-Biena Crunchy Chickpeas
- Lesser Evil Coconut Oil Paleo Puffs
-Roasted pumpkin seeds
-Siete Almond Flour tortilla with vegetarian refried beans and cheddar cheese.
-Icelandic Provisions yogurt in Cold Brew, Key Lime, Coconut, Pineapple and Coconut, and Peach Cloudberry.
- Banana greek yogurt smoothie.
-Cup of Green tea and a handful of cashews
- Cheese and grape plate
If you are hungry before bed:
- 1 cup cottage cheese and pepper
- 1 cup warm milk with vanilla extract, cinnamon, manuka honey, and cardamon.