If you eat meat, jerky is such a great option! Since meat is high in protein as well as fat, satiety won’t be something to worry about after eating it. Make sure if you’re snacking on store-bought jerky to be careful about which type you’re buying. Always buy grass-fed or uncured meat. Always check the ingredients section, as some companies like to sneak unnecessary sugar in their product which is no bueno. My personal favorite brand is Epic. Go check out their site because they have so many other products rather than just jerky AND they’re mostly all gluten free.
Chocolate Coconut Milk Smoothie
So for some reason, this has been my favorite go-to recently. I’ve been doing this smoothie/drink aside a small lunch, as a snack, or as a lunch by itself, so it really just depends on however much of it you make! Basically there’s two main ingredients you need to achieve this snack: coconut milk + cacao powder. Once you have those, you can really add in whatever else you want! My favorite way to make this snack is to combine full fat coconut milk, cacao powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, collagen peptide protein, & some salt. You can even add in some almond butter to give it a creamier texture! What’s fun about this idea is that you can make it either a cold smoothie or a hot beverage that’s sort of like a hot chocolate. I love enjoying this as a hot beverage, so after I add my ingredients into the blender, I pour in however much hot water I want & blend it all up!
Going back to what I said about simplicity, I love to keep things real simple with a good ole’ avocado. Avocado’s are my favorite because they just give you that creamy consistency, almost like a spread or a sauce, when you’re lacking it in a meal. Although I do enjoy avocados in meals, they tend to be more of a go-to snack for me because they’re quick and easy to prepare. All I do is sprinkle on top some himalayan pink salt, black pepper, & if I want more crunch, I’ll throw on some hemp hearts! You can also eat it with some shredded veggies on top. I’ve realized whenever people “snack” on avocados or even put them in their meals they only eat half because avocados are pretty high in calories. But I honestly eat one whole avocado a day, lol. And I don’t eat half for one meal and save the rest for a later meal, I eat it all at one time! Maybe this is because I don’t ever really eat “big” lunches and I always “snack” around lunch time. I don’t know. I don’t think it really matters whether you choose to eat half or the whole thing as long as you’re listening to your body. If you want the whole avocado, eat the whole avocado, lol.
Chia Seed Pudding
If you give any of these a try, definitely send a message my way & tell me how you liked it! Happy weekend everyone. GO OUTSIDE. The weather has been too wonderful lately not to…