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How to Build Healthy Snacks That Keep you Feeling Full + 10 Balanced Snack Ideas

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

Do you struggle with food cravings and constant snacking? Do you find yourself reaching for a midday snack - grabbing something quick like some chips or a granola bar only to find yourself starving an hour later and looking for more? If you answered yes keep reading.

The key to keeping your body feeling nourished and therefore minimizing those cravings is including plenty of fiber, protein, and healthy fats with your snacks and meals. These nutrients help support healthy hormones and metabolism and will help reduce cravings.

Here Is My Simple Formula For Building The Perfect Snack:


  1. Add in some protein. Not only does it help to boost metabolism and maintain muscle mass but it also helps regulate your appetite. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


  1. Add in some Fibre. It will help support digestion, will keep you feeling full for longer, and help maintain stable blood sugar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


  1. Add healthy fat. It will help turn off your hunger hormones and keep you feeling full for longer.

10 Balanced Snack Ideas:

  1. Chia pudding with berries and nut butter

  2. Hummus with veggies and cheese

  3. Banana or apple with nut butter and hemp hearts

  4. Crackers with avocado

  5. Cucumber slices with cream cheese and hemp hearts

  6. Yogurt with nuts and berries

  7. Raspberries with dark chocolate inside

  8. Pretzels or popcorn mixed with nuts and berries

  9. Smoothie with protein powder, flax, or chia seeds, and berries

  10. Nuts with chocolate chips and a bowl of fruit

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