Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Healthy snack idea's for grazing and beating your cravings

Do you get cravings?

Most women do when they are pregnant, due their period and those

who suffer from PCOS. You should light snack in between meals to keep up your energy levels and keep hunger pangs at bay. I tend to crave when I am hungry and bored...sometimes it is a savoury craving, sometimes sweet.

We crave sugar when our blood sugar levels are out of balance, mine certainly are due to my PCOS. It is best to not let your body get too hungry where you are likey to grab a quick processed unhealthy snack, plan your snacks ahead. Get snackwise! Here are some tasty things I love, which you could try:

Savoury snacks

The Mexicana

Chopped avocado

Chopped tomatoes

Chopped pepper

2 table spoons of salsa

1 tea spoon of dijon mustard

cracked black pepper

Mix together in a bowl, if you have fresh coriander you can add to taste.

This is yummy! I make a bigger potion for a lunch sometimes and add aduki beans and lots lettuce.

Nutty seeds

Try different combos

Pecans, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pine nuts, pasastios, punkin seeds, sunflower seeds, linseeds.......... there are so many

I like pecans with almonds and punkin seeds mix. Pour them in a small container ready to snack in the day.

Sweet craving

Chocolate fruit bar!

mix dried fruits like apricots, prunes, rasins, cherries etc. in a bowl

add chopped nuts

coat them in dark coco powder

drizzle over a little honey add a few drops of water and mix

lay mixture onto baking paper and cut into bitesize pieces. Leave in the fridge for an hour to set or eat from the bowl! It is very yummy, I make them in batches so they are ready when I crave chocolate.

Dark Chocolate drops of heaven!

mix dried cherries, rasins, peanuts and a sprinkle of dark choc chips in a mini container. What a great healthy treat :)

I hope you enjoy trying these, or they inspire you to try snacking and grazing on new healthier foods.

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