Easy foods to have on hand

When I am most successful at eating healthy and creating useful habits around food, it is when I am prepared. Below is a list of things I try to have on hand- which makes it easier to grab a healthy snack when I am ravenous. (Instead of reaching for potato chips or something with empty calories). Seems like common sense- but it can be a real game changer for grab and go eating!

Roasted Chickpeas (roast your own in the oven and add seasoning of your choice!)

Chia Seed Pudding (Add water to chia seeds- it makes a pudding. Add full fat coconut milk, vanilla and honey)

Sarah Bars (packed with clean ingredients) Oats, coconut, pecans, honey, flax, chia, vanilla, and mixed dried fruit. Sarah is local in Denver, but she ships her bars too! Our family loves them, and they are such a great post workout snack. (12 bars for 30$) Contact her at Sarah@okanoskitchen.com

Boiled eggs

Raw Veggies: Sliced radishes, celery, sugar snap peas, carrots, and broccoli

Hummus for the above veggies or for rice crackers

Toasted nuts: pumkin seeds, almonds, and pecans

Nut butters: Almond butter, sun butter, cashew butter

Edamame (can buy frozen and organic)

Lentils: soaked and cooked

Quinoa (cooked)

Popcorn seasoned with Braggs and nutritional yeast

Egg muffins (https://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-recipe/egg-muffins/)- served hot or cold

Marcy’s Muffins: (healthy and delicious)

1 tbsp ground chia or 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water (to make a chia or a flax egg

2 very ripe bananas (mashed)
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda

Make chia or flax egg and let sit 5 min to gel
Mix all other ingredients together, then add the “egg”
Spoon into 6 sprayed or lined muffin tins
Bake at 350 for 20 min