Ever hear your kids saying: I want a snack, give me a snack, give me a snack, give me a snack, I want a snack! Snack, snack snack!!!
I want to give you my top 7 favourites snacks for when my kids are going bananas for snacks.
- Sliced avocado drizzled with olive oil, a little balsamic vinegar, some salt and pepper and lemon juice. Super filling and really tasty.
- Kale chips. Yesterday morning my kids were eating kale chips after their breakfast. Beautiful!
- Muffins…What? Muffins?! Well, actually, meat muffins. We take ground grass-fed beef, some spinach, spaghetti squash, an egg, and spices – then we mix them all together and bake them in muffin tins. You can even freeze them! They are yummy. (Email me if you want to recipe)
- Dried raw Nori / seaweed. Very similar to the kale chips and good for your thyroid. Watch out for all those roasted seaweed snacks out there – they are often fried in canola or vegetable oil which can cause inflammation in your body.
- Olives. I love olives. On occasion I’ll add a little cheese (super good quality cheese) to this but most of the time I eat them on their own. Plus they come already portioned in perfect kid-sized bite-sized pieces.
- Raw pistachios in the shell. What I like about these is how they take a lot of effort to open one. This makes it easy not to eat too many.
- Sliced organic apple. Again, drizzle in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This is very similar to my avocado snack. Same idea but replace the avocado with apple. Keep in mind that you should reduce your fruit consumption if you are trying to reduce sugar.
- For a bonus: This isn’t really a food, but often when we want to snack we are actually dehydrated. So before I go and make a meal or consume too many snacks I focus on drinking more. One of my favourite fun drinks is Kombucha. A nice glass of kombucha might be all that you need.
If you want to know Jessie’s favourite snack, it is home-roasted pumpkin seeds tossed in a bit of melted coconut oil and garnished sea salt and fresh ground.