Ideally, we want to avoid snacking. Our bodies need time in between meals to carry out various biological functions which get interrupted when we eat more than two or three times a day.
However sometimes, when we don’t hit our protein and fat requirements at mealtimes, or we overdid carbs at the last meal and now have low blood-sugar; or something stressful just happened… at these times it is worth some advance preparation to avoid filling up on less helpful foods.
Please note that I do not recommend commercially available plant-based protein bars, the hidden sugar content is likely to upset your insulin-cortisol cycle.
- Very dark chocolate with nut butter
- Gently roast and salt a tray of nuts. Add herbs or spices as preferred. Store in a jar and keep in car or in an office drawer etc.
- Beef jerky or biltong. Check the ingredients list to avoid unnecessary additives and added sugars
- Pork scratchings. These should only be from outdoor raised pigs and with no additives other than salt. Good for carrying around
- Once a week hard-boil a pan of eggs and roast a tray of sausages with high meat content. Store in the fridge
- Left over roast meat with sticks of carrot, pepper, celery, cucumber etc.
- Olives and cured meats
- Bone broth can be warmed in the morning and stored in a vacuum flask for later in the day
- Vanilla smoothie
- Cacao smoothie
- Cacao elixir
- Hot coconut and vanilla shake
- Whey protein drink
- Molasses cookies
- Bedtime yoghurt snack