One of the biggest challenges most of my clients face before working together is making the right choice when it comes to snacks. Retail stores are bursting with options, some good and some that are truly poisons for your health.

 

 

While it is important for weight management to manage the amount of snacks you consume between meals, snacks can be a life savior when you need more nutrition, when you exercise or when you miss a meal.

 

I asked some of my clients to share their top favorite snacks with you in this week’s blog, and I included some of my own favourites for you too:

 

20 HEALTHY SNACKS TO TRY THIS MONTH:

 

SALTY

  1. Kale or seaweed chips
  2. Sauerkraut – this is also great for reducing and even eliminating sugar cravings
  3. Chickpea or raw almond hummus with veggie sticks
  4. Crunchy jicama sticks with fresh guacamole
  5. Pickles and pickled vegetables, such as carrot, daikon, beets, and lotus root

 

CREAMY

 

  1. Smoothies
  2. Organic kefir with wild berries and raw honey
  3. Puddings made with avocado, pumpkin, banana or chia seeds
  4. Mashed sweet potatoes with a sprinkle of cinnamon
  5. Puréed soups

 

CRUNCHY

 

  1. A handful of nuts (choose raw and unsalted)
  2. Sprouted grain toast with avocado and sea salt
  3. Avocado or hummus dips with baked organic corn chips
  4. Plan popcorn – use coconut oil to pop the kernels
  5. Crunchy fruits such as apples, pears or frozen grapes

 

SWEET

 

  1. Wheat grass shot
  2. Organic fruits (whole or in smoothies)
  3. Dates stuffed with almond butter or other kind of nut butter
  4. Fruit “ice cream” (peel, chop and freeze ripe bananas; then blend with nuts, wild berries or dates)
  5. Raw dark organic chocolate (try new flavours such as spirulina, wild orange, Indian spice, lavender, peppermint)

 

Happy spring!

Otilia