April 19, 2013 By Leanne Vogel November 30, 2018
Today we’re talking about how to squash cravings and prepare healthy (quick) snacks to keep up with the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.
Practicality meets whole food amazingness… Fun!
I want to talk a little bit about impulse eating and buying. I am a planner. I prepare a list of the meals I plan to have for the week as a way for me to keep me on track with my diet and budget. Prepping the list also helps me avoid snacking on cookie dough for dinner. If it’s not on the list, I don’t buy or eat it!
My potential downfall are my in-between meal time cravings. At work, my snack choices are a candy vending machine or a soda vending machine. When all my co-workers take their afternoon break around having a snickers bar – it’s hard for me to not want to munch on some chocolate myself. So finally, after another afternoon that turned bitter from gazing at all the candy wrappers, I invented these vegan German chocolate bites.
These bites are packed full of protein (to keep you energized and get you through the rest of the afternoon), filled with vitamins (including Vitamin A, B, and E), and have a healthy dose of fiber – none of the features from a snickers bar! They are vegan and sweetened with dates. Feel free to experiment: mix and match whatever nut butters you have on hand, or roll them in whatever dried fruit/nut you’re in the mood for.
Snacking is inevitable so instead of impulse shopping at the nearest gas station, I encourage you to stock up on some weekly snacks on Sunday that will carry you over for the week.
My favorite quick snacks include:
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Author bio: Shelly is the author of Vegetarian Ventures. VV is a vegetarian food blog that shares vegetarian and vegan recipes with a twist of adventure and inspiration. 20-something and fresh out of college, Shelly lives in the heart of the United States. She’s been a vegetarian for over 10 years and is constantly seeking a healthier (but delicious!) cooking routine.
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HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.