Satiating, Healthy, & Nutritious
Feeling hungry all the time happens because you aren’t eating enough in general, or enough of the right foods. If you’ve ever felt like you were still hungry after a bag of chips, you know this is true. The most important thing about healthy snacking is to remember it’s a mini meal. Just because you need a little something to hold you over, does not mean you have an excuse to reach for sugary or highly processed snacks. If you really want to stop being distracted by hunger, you will highly benefit from eating a balanced snack that is made from real, high quality foods.
I recommend that snacks include at least two of the three focus foods, which are non-starchy vegetables, protein, and healthy fats. This ensures you get a great balance of nutrition, which also keeps you full and happy until your next meal. I mean, who was ever satisfied from eating just a banana? I definitely wasn’t. That’s why if you are going to eat fruit, it’s better to eat it in combination with protein and healthy fats (like a tablespoon of almond butter).
Don’t get caught in the middle of the day empty handed with no healthy options. Even if you have a goal to snack less throughout the day, it’s still always best to have something you can eat when hunger hits. I know from experience that it’s easy to underestimate how much food to pack for lunch, so I always have one snack that doesn’t need refrigeration in my backpack. The last thing you want to do is feel stuck between the bag of chips and the candy bar, since using willpower to avoid unhealthy snacks is almost impossible when you’re super hungry. Some great sacks include:
- 1/4 cup dry roasted almonds
- Turkey roll ups (recipe below)
- 1/2 can of tuna with 1/4 avocado
- Carrot sticks or celery sticks + 1 or 2 tbs of peanut butter/almond butter
- Small apple or banana + 1 or 2 tbs of peanut butter/almond butter
- Any type of raw veggies with guacamole or mashed avocado
- 1/2 green smoothie
- 1 Kind bar that has 5 grams of sugar or less
- 1 Raw Rev Glo bar (creamy peanut butter is my favorite!)
Avocado Turkey RollupsPrint This
- 4 slices organic turkey breast (could also use organic sliced chicken, ham, or roast beef)
- About 1/2 avocado, cut into thick slices
- Baby greens (lettuce, spinach, etc.)
- Sprinkle of sea salt, optional
- Dash of hot sauce, optional
- Lay out four pieces of turkey on a plate, then add a small handful of greens on top of each slice of turkey.
- Place one thick avocado slice on top of the greens.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and hot sauce (if using) then wrap it up and enjoy!