I’ve always been a snacker; I just can’t go without eating between meals. If I don’t snack, I become major grumps and feel physically bad as well. Not too long ago, the doc justified my needing-to-eat-as-soon-as-I’m-hungry when he expressed his concern over my low blood sugar. When I gave examples of my go-to snacks, he kindly pointed out that I was partaking in too much carbs and not enough fats or protein. Not only is this not good for anyone, but for someone with low-blood sugar, it’s a recipe for major crash and burn energy levels.
So recently I went to Fran, who is a pro at healthy living and is also the ultimate vegeater, and she provided me with a list of ten healthy snacks, all with a good balance of carbs, protein, and fats. Yesterday I went to the grocery store and stocked up on all of the ingredients I would need. I ALWAYS have a snack between every meal, so I was absolutely frilled to have so many options.
Fran suggested that I prepare my snacks in small containers in advance. I’m often in a hurry and running out the door to class when I grab my snacks. Prepping snacks in advance help ensure that I’m not tempted to give in to more convenient, but less healthy snacking.
There was no way I couldn’t share with the rest of our youfrillme friends, so here you go! Also, just fyi, I will use the gluten-free version of multiple food items on this list.
Each of these snacks have a good balance of carbohydrates, fat, and protein. I can just feel my body thanking me for being so good to it!