Easy energy-boosting snack ideas

“If you eat beautiful things, you will become beautiful”

Basically the fancy way to say “you are what you eat.” Our bodies are made up of the things we consume: the food, the messages, the energy we surround ourselves with. Here are some of my tips for staying fueled throughout a busy day.

Stay hydrated
Sometimes we will eat when really our body is just craving more water. Try drinking some water or tea before reaching for more food. Be sure to stay hydrated, especially if you are doing a physical activity.

Keep a snack/ bar in your bag
This will save you if you aren’t able to get substantial food right away.  

If you’re craving something eat it!
Craving some chocolate ice cream? Try blending up a frozen banana with some almond milk, cocoa powder and honey instead. Look for seed based crackers for that dip. Cravings are the way our bodies communicate what they want. However, try to train your tastebuds to crave the good stuff- this actually will shift over time. After giving up processed foods I actually started to crave natural food, as I could taste the chemicals that were in processed foods.

Make it easy. 
Take a little time to meal prep. This could mean simply peeling and cutting up your carrots, that way you reach for the carrot sticks, not the chips in the future. By decreasing the effort it will take to make a healthy choice, you make it easy for your future self.

Don’t bring it into the house.
If it isn’t in the house, you can’t eat it. Waiting to checkout? Don’t pick up that candy bar.

Snack ideas:

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This plate is the perfect balance of sweet and salty, soft and crunchy. Healthy fats and natural sugars help fuel the body. 

Also try:
-fruit

-dried fruit- I like dried mango, dried bananas, dried strawberries, and dried rhubarb
-banana with peanut butter and chia seeds
-carrot/ celery sticks with peanut butter or almond butter
-nuts
-nut yogurt- I like Forager’s cashew yogurt as a non-dairy alternative
-dark chocolate
-seed based crackers
-kale chips
-healthy trail mix- Try combining roasted salted almonds, raw cashews, chocolate chips, and dried mango pieces

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