Dairy and I have long since had a hit or miss relationship, so I always appreciate the confirmation of Nutrition Response Testing to give myself the current What’s So on what should/shouldn’t be going into my body.
For the past 8 weeks of having no dairy, fruit or grains in my diet to support my health, I’ve created some super easy nutrient dense snacks that have become my new go to’s. There are also many a resource online when it comes to repatterning your brain to eating a grain-free diet. What I have found interesting is that I actually eat less than ever before because I’m not hungry and don’t have any cravings. When I do get hungry it’s because it’s time to eat, not because my brain is doing a sugar dance.
3 Easy Super Snacks for Women
- Grain Free Granola-served either with full fat coconut milk and a hint of liquid vanilla stevia, or alone. This granola gets clumpy so you can easily grab a bite. This vanilla one is a favorite of mine.
- Turkey Cucumber Wraps are another new favorite. I slice a cucumber into quarters and wrap each piece with a thin slice of roasted turkey breast, such as Applegate Farms. Yum!
- Lettuce wraps are an easy way to fill up with a lot of flavor, textures and protein. We put everything from tuna or egg salad to salami or sliced chicken breast in a big piece of bibb or romaine lettuce with sprouts, cucumber, mayo, mustard or hummus and sunflower seeds for a hearty snack or light meal. I find if I want to make a meal out of it, making 3 of them fills me up, and 1 is the perfect quick snack.
The third piece is to start getting that snack food doesn’t mean packaged, refined and processed foods. We can do some work ahead of time (which is really no different from the time it takes to pull off the road to grab something while on your way somewhere). It’s like getting that breakfast food doesn’t have to be a bowl of cereal, a pancake or a Pop-tart, as dinner re-heated from last night would suit just fine.
Keep in mind your goal is to fuel your body with a variety of color (your carbs), a protein and a healthy fat. It helps to meal plan and grocery shop with those three categories in mind. You’ll never go wrong or worry about having the wrong food in your refrigerator when using this as a guideline.