10 PCOS Snack Ideas
Eating healthy snacks will help to fuel you and keep your blood sugar levels stable.
I have 10 snack ideas that will help you feel satiated. I know that sometimes you have different cravings, so I tried to list some of each category-sweet, crunchy, and savory.
In the mood for something sweet, then snack on one of these:
1. Chocolate chia pudding
Chia puddings are super easy to make. You just need the milk of your choice, chia seeds, cocoa powder, and whatever sweetener you like. They only thing is that you need to let it sit overnight. This will definitely satisfy your craving and pack a punch of fiber.
2. RX Bar or Larabar
The reason I recommend these bars is because they are made from real ingredients such as dates, nuts, fruit, etc. It is hard to find pre-made bars that have natural ingredients and that taste good. My personal favorites are the Peanut butter cookie from Larabar and the Chocolate Sea Salt RX Bar.
Looking for something crunchy? Then these snacks will be up your alley!
3. Baby carrots and bell peppers with hummus
Baby carrots and bell peppers are so good for you. Did you know that peppers pack more vitamin C than an orange? It is true!!! I personally like to make my own hummus, I think it tastes better, but you can certainly grab a store bought one as well. They will do the job too!
4. Nut crackers or seed crackers with cheese
When you desperately want some chips, try out nut or seed crackers. I like the Crunch Master seed crackers, Mary’s Gone Crackers, and Nut Thins- which are usually made from almonds. I like to pair them with some cheese for an awesome snack that leaves me feeling satisfied.
5. Apple with almond butter
This is another great snack idea. Almond butter compliments apples so well. Just make sure you choose an all-natural almond butter than does not include any added sugars. With all the fiber in the apple and the healthy fat from the almond butter this snack will stick to your ribs!
Want to nosh on something that is a little more savory?
6. Roasted chickpeas
Now this will take you a little more time because you have to make them yourself but I’m telling you it is worth the effort. In fact, here is the recipe that I like to make. Chickpeas are a awesome source of protein and fiber. Give them a try and let me know what you think.
7. Avocado on Ezekiel toast
Avocado toast is all the rage and for good reason. It is a very filling snack. Avocado is a healthy fat that you want to incorporate into your diet. Ezekiel bread is a much better choice than standard breads because it is made from sprouted grains and is low glycemic.
If you like your sweet and salty together, then these snacks will hit the spot.
8. Pistachios and Strawberries
Pistachios are so flavorful and good for you. Nuts are another source of healthy fats that help leave you full. Strawberries are naturally sweet and they are full of antioxidants. Berries are actually proven to improve insulin resistance.
9. Blueberries and pumpkin seeds
Blueberries offer similar benefits to strawberries. While pumpkin seeds contain essential fatty acids and zinc. Essential fatty acids help with hormone functions, hair, skin and nails, insulin levels, regulate periods and help with hirsutism.
10. Dark chocolate and almonds
Dark chocolate offers a host of benefits including increasing insulin sensitivity, decreasing blood pressure, increasing circulation, improving mood, preventing memory decline, and improving overall cognitive function. To reap the benefits, the chocolate must contain 70% cacao or more. Almonds are also a powerhouse because contain essential fatty acids as well and will keep you full.
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Eating a PCOS-friendly diet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste. These snacks get the job done and are delicious. The key is to keep trying new foods and mixing up your meal plans. Anything gets boring when you eat it over and over. Try some of these snacks and some combos of your own.
What’s your go-to snack? I am always looking for new ideas. Tell me in the comments.
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