Five of My Favourite Snacks

Recently the question of whether snacking is healthy or not has been raised a number of times with clients. It appears to be a very complicated issue – to snack or not to snack. What’s a gal (or guy) to do?! Skip snacks or snack all day?

Here’s my motto: Snack if you are hungry. Don’t snack if you aren’t.

Not sure what to have when your between meals but don’t want to break out an Oreo box? I can help with that. Here are 5 of my most treasured snacks. Enjoy!

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1. Seaweed. 

I LOVE seaweed. Not only is it crispy and delicious it’s also packed with nutrients. The best part: no matter the dietary restrictions you will likely be fine to include seaweed snacks (they are gluten-free, sugar-free, low carbohydrate – you name it, seaweed fits).

2. Eggs.

Boiled eggs are self-explanatory. Boil. Peel. Eat!

3. Mini-salads.

Sometimes I like to skip the greens and get straight to the goods. My current favorite is 1/2 cucumber chopped up and mixed with 1/2 an avocado. Sea-salt, Pepper, go!

4. Smoothies.

First I’d like to mention that the healthiness of a smooth is very dependent on its contents. A smoothie made with a cup of activia yogurt, a banana, and a 1/2 cup of fruit juice isn’t healthy just because you add bee pollen to it. We need to evaluate every ingredient of its worthiness before we add it to our smoothie. Consider this the next time you go for a giant jugo juice…

Curious about your smoothie? Post the recipe in the comments section.

Here’s an example of one i like:

1 cup (or more!) of greens
1/2  cup frozen berries (blueberries)
1/2 cup fresh fruit (strawberries)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 an avocado
(dilute with water if you want more liquid)

lovely additions:
spirulina, maca, bee pollen, coconut meat, soft boiled (or raw) egg, ginger, cinnamon, cocao powder, coconut water, nut butter, apple cider vinegar …the list is endless!

5. Olives.

Have you ever been to the olive bar at Whole Foods? If not, drop what you are doing and go.

 

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