Throughout the year, everyone needs snack options, especially those with hypoglycemia or poor stress resilience. A key to smart snacking is to make sure it contains all three macronutrients – protein, fat and carbs – to provide satiety and blood glucose stability. What better time to upgrade your snacks than during the holidays to keep you satisfied, happy and healthy?!
Here is a list of snacks pairing protein and healthy fat with a fruit or a vegetable:
- pistachios & strawberries
- olives & baby bell peppers
- hummus & carrot sticks
- guacamole & crudité
- hard-boiled egg & grape tomatoes
- almond butter on apple slices
- grapes & cheese sticks
- jerky with oranges or cucumbers
- sunbutter with celery sticks
I'd love to hear from you; if you have healthy snacks you love that aren't on this list, please share below in the comments! And happy holidays everyone! xoxo
Mom's Hummus (excerpted from my book, Gutsy)
This creamy, protein- and fiber-rich hummus was my mother’s classic recipe. Serve with raw sliced carrots, cucumber, radishes and/or jicama.
1 20-ounce can of chickpeas (or 2 15-oz cans), drained and well rinsed
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 large clove garlic
1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste
Handful of fresh herb such as rosemary, dill or basil, optional
Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until creamy. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!