Snack Attack

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The first thing that my naturopath recommended to me was a probiotic (HMF Forte by Genestra). At the time my gastro had me on Metronidazole and my naturopath wanted to make sure that I was replenishing some good bacteria in my gut.

What does this have to do with snacks?

Well... I had to take my Flagyl with food 3 times per day. I had to take the probiotic with food 2 times per day, 2-3 hours apart from when I was taking the other pill.

Yah, it hurt my brain too.

As a result of this mess I learned to plan my snacks. I've found that this initiative has really helped me to plan my day and it ensures that I'm not going hungry! In the past I've been really good about planning my meals, but not so great about snacks. Incorporating them into my plan has really helped me. Here is a list of my favourite snacks:
  • organic fruit (oranges, pears, cantaloupe, berries, apples)
  • hummus with carrots or ryvita crackers
  • dried apricots or cranberries
  • gluten free sugar free cereal bars
  • larabars (higher in Points, but so tasty and very filling and only a few ingredients)
  • plain yogurt with agave nectar (and sometimes almond butter)
  • No Pudge single brownies (with plain yogurt)
  • almond butter on toast
  • baked chips
  • homemade muffins

What are some of your favourite snacks? Do you find planning your snacks helpful?

Speaking of snacks... be sure to check out Chocolate Covered Katie's giveaway! She's giving away a whole case of Jocolat bars (which are made by the yummy folks at larabar)


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Thanks girl! Consider yourself entered ;o)

Kari@Onederland said...

I love the larabars!! I've heard a lot about agave nectar so I wanna try that. And I have a container of almond butter in my fridge that I'm not sure what to do with because I DO NOT care for it. Love almonds, but just don't love almond butter. lol.

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