I was chatting with a friend earlier in 2014 about how she loves to go to yoga in between finishing work and heading to dinner. The only problem is she has approximately 2 seconds to run home, grab her things and head out the door and then she gets to yoga STARVING. But at the same time, she can’t overeat before yoga, because well, nobody feels good full in a downward dog!
She asked me what some go to snacks would be, so I thought I’d compile a list of both homemade & packaged ones that I love and eat myself.
Note: For the ones that you can buy pre-made, it will depend where you live, but I have linked to their websites as many offer purchases online. For homemade ones, the recipe is linked in the title.
This is the new and improved version of Inner J Bars. I like these enough that I don’t even save them just for an afternoon snack. If I am doing a workout in the morning, I will have 1/2 a bar to energize me. I like them because most bars don’t have a good sugar/protein ratio, but these are low enough in sugar, and still taste great.
Genuine Health Fermented Protein Bar
One of the topics in the HEAL Wellness Challenge has been all about fermentation and its benefit on digestion and the gut. I have yet to come across a bar on the market that uses fermented protein, so really like to add this to the mix.
I first heard about NudFud through watching Dragon’s Den, but the founder, Julia, is actually a Nutritionist as well, so these snacks are 100% nutritionist approved! Each of these snacks only contain 4 ingredients and they are dehydrated so that they keep their nutritional content.
Raw Vitality Raw Brownies or Crackers with Hummus
A raw brownie as a snack? Yes please! These tiny little brownies are a much healthier take on a regular brownie and one is enough to curb some hunger if you’re on the go. If you’ve got some hummus with you, dipping their raw crackers that have flax, buckwheat & sunflower seeds is amazing. Olive & Rosemary is my fave flavour!
This one is actually relatively new to me. This Canadian based company makes all things superfood. If you are in need of chia, flax, maca, or any superfood you can think of, chances are they have it. You could make your own trail mix from their products, or buy the Machu Pichu mix which is pre-made.
Make sure to store these at room temperature to maintain their crispiness, these are an excellent chip replacement with plant based protein.
Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Bar
I serve these at my lunch & learn events at companies, and they are always a hit! Make sure to use gluten free oats to keep them gluten free.
These can be made in 10 minutes flat as they are actually raw and don’t require baking! Store them in the freezer and grab one whenever you need it.
These were a completely random creation in the kitchen that were good enough to keep as a recipe. You’ll see it on my Instagram.
You'll need a food processor for these ones but if you have one, energy balls are one of the easiest things to make and one of my favourite go-to's.
Note: Sometimes companies send me product to review. I don’t make money on this, and only promote a product if I truly love it and eat it myself.