I really try not to just snack for the sake of snacking. If I feel a dip in energy mid-morning, a loss of concentration late-afternoon, or feel my stomach rumbling between meals then I go grab something tasty and nutritious. It’s important for me to make sure my snacks TASTE good and make me feel good too!
While my snacks are fairly simple, I thought I’d share some of my absolute FAVORITES with you. Since I have been following this low FODMAP diet for a while now the whole snacking idea is definitely less daunting, but at the beginning if hunger struck and I didn’t plan ahead for a snack I was often left with a grumbling tummy because I wasn’t quite sure what FODMAP friendly snack foods I could grab!
Now, I’m sharing my favorite healthy and delicious low FODMAP snack ideas with all of you (weather you are low FODMAP or not!) so that you are prepared for the next time the snack monster calls when you least expect it
**Remember that with the low FODMAP diet and other tummy issues everything is very individualized and what may taste great and make someone else feel great may cause you discomfort! These are snacks that work well for me.
Healthy & Delicious Snack Ideas:
- Blue Diamond Nut Thins with a hard boiled egg.
Have you tried these crackers? While I try to stick to whole, real foods as much as possible, sometimes I just want a salty, crunchy cracker! These crackers are a delicious and great option. I love that they are gluten-free and have a very short ingredient list. While almonds may cause tummy discomfort to some, I find that if I limit my portion to about 8 crackers (half a serving) I feel fine and my craving is satisfied!
- Fruit (preferably frozen) and a dollop of nut butter. If I am craving dessert, this usually hits. the. spot. and seriously tastes oh so good I love frozen blueberries, strawberries, and banana.
- Fruit Smoothie! While smoothies can get pretty filling, if I am making a snack-size smoothie I usually just scale down the portions. A favorite go-to combo:
- 1/3-1/2 banana
- 5 strawberries
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (coconut or almond work well)
- Handful of spinach
- Half a scoop of protein powder (optional)
I also love snacking on smoothies because it’s easy to get studying or computer work done while sipping away.
- Blue Diamond Nut Thins topped with nut butter. This one takes me back to childhood. Crackers with peanut butter was always a favorite snack while I was growing up! I love the crunch of the cracker paired with the smooth nutty nut butter
- Fresh veggies with a hard boiled egg. So simple and tasty!
- Coconut Flour Pancakes. OK, so this one is a little off the wall, but typically I like to make a double batch of these pancakes so I can keep some in the fridge for quick and easy snacks/breakfasts. Enjoying one of these pancakes cold from the fridge is actually really tasty and satisfying!
- Fudgy Nutty Snack Bites. I LOVE having little bites on hand because they are so portable! It’s really simple to pop one of these in my purse if I know I am going to be out for a long time.
- Homemade Oatmeal Protein Bars. This snack is similar to the bites listed above. They are easily portable, but I also LOVE that I know what is in these protein bars. Many protein bars on the shelf have tons of crazy ingredients that don’t always agree with my stomach. These are easy to whip up and taste amazing.
YUMMM! Now, I think I’m going to raid the kitchen for a snack!
Question of the Day:
- What is your favorite, healthy, go-to snack?!
- Have you ever tried Blue Diamond Nut Thins?
This post was sponsored by the Blue Diamond. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.