Best Healthy Snacks For Munchies When High
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Scientific evidence shows that people who consume cannabis tend to ingest more calories thanks to the famous munchies, but it also shows that pot users have lower body fat percentages and are less likely to be obese than people who don’t consume marijuana at all.
I know this is great news, but still, let me remind you that everything in excess could be dangerous for your body, and that’s why this healthy munchies list exists.
Today you should experiment with your case of the munchies and take your experience up to a higher level. Here are some ideas for healthy snacks that will hopefully inspire you to try out different kinds of snacks.
Rice cakes with peanut butter
Or almond butter. Or maybe a low-carb chocolate butter- you choose!
These puffed rice cakes are flat hard food made with puffed rice; they’re healthy and allergen-friendly, which means that it’s a great option for people who consume gluten, nut, and soy-free products. There’s also a variety of rice cakes; some are flavored with salt, caramel, and even apple cinnamon, so you can definitely pick that as well.
Veggie Straws Chips
Everybody loves to munch salty or spicy chips, but let me present to you a better option: Veggie Straws. These are potato-based chips that replace fat and sodium with sunflower oil and vegetable-based ingredients. They will even taste better than your average chips, I promise!
Almonds, pecans, macadamia, peanuts, hazelnuts, pistachios… Now think about the ridiculous amount of variations you could get with each nut: roasted almonds, sweet and salty pecans, Japanese-style peanuts, and everything you can imagine. The beauty of nuts is that you get to pick your favorites, plus there are all sorts of low-carb options!
Mango, strawberry, banana… Everything goes.
Fruit will give you the same sweet taste you’re craving, except it’s healthier and has fewer amounts of sugar. Somebody pointed out that they love soft fruit when they get cottonmouth (also known as dry mouth), which is a cannabis symptom that some people get, leading to a lack of saliva.
Fresh vegetables with hummus
Cucumber, carrots, jicama… Slice your favorite veggie into straws and dip them in the hummus of your choice.
If you’re not a fan of hummus, you can always try to pair these vegetables with peanut butter, or maybe lemon and Tajín Seasoning.
Sweet & Salty Popcorn Mix
I know there are a ton of sweet and salty popcorn brands out there, but the key is that you find a brand that doesn’t include the unhealthy chemicals and ingredients that a microwave popcorn bag has.
Boom Chicka Pop and other brands are cholesterol-free, low-calorie, gluten-free, and vegan- those are the ones that you want when you feel the urge to munch on some popcorn.
Mexican guacamole is not a complicated recipe, but it does have several ingredients that could make it a bit tricky to cook; however, you can always cut down some of them, and it will still taste delicious.
This is a recipe from My Latina Table, whose Mexican grandma taught her how to make guacamole when she was growing up.
Things you will need:
- Two avocados
- ¼ finely chopped cilantro
- ¼ finely chopped onion
- 1 - 2 tomatoes finely chopped
- One chopped jalapeño (optional)
- 1 - 2 teaspoons of lime juice
- Salt to the taste
- Two minced garlic cloves (optional)
And here’s how you make it:
- Peel the avocado and remove the core
- Mash the avocado with a fork and make it as chunky or smooth as you want to decide its consistency.
- Add the chopped onion, jalapeño, cilantro, tomato, and garlic and mix it well.
- Add lime juice and salt to taste.
The last thing you need to find are the chips you’re pairing it with; it could be fried pork rinds or some low-carb tortilla chips.
Edamame with Soy & Sesame Seed
Edamame bean is a preparation of immature soybeans in its pod, which originated in East Asia. This is a recipe from Pickled Plum, where they mostly have Japanese recipes.
Things you will need:
- Frozen edamame (with their pods)
- Soy sauce
- Sesame seed sauce
How to make them:
- Add edamame pods to a pot of salted water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain in cold water and serve. Alternatively, you could also microwave them in their bag if the product you bought allows it.
- Put the edamame pods in a steam basket and place the basket over a pot filled with about 1 inch of water. Bring the water to boil, put a lid over the basket, and steam for 5-10 minutes.
- Place the edamame pods in a microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle some water over them. Cover the bowl with a paper towel and microwave on high for 1-3 minutes.
- Serve soy sauce and sesame seed sauce in different bowls so you can dip the edamame before eating it.
- Sprinkle the shells with a bit of salt and let the beans pop into your mouth with a gentle squeeze.
Last but not least, make sure you lick the pods, trust me!
A while ago, a friend of mine gave me the recipe for her ultimate favorite snack; then, she shared a ketogenic (or keto) friendly version with me.
Things you will need:
- A bag of Fried Pork Rinds (AKA Pork Crackling or Chicharrones)
- One cucumber chopped into squares
- One pack of unsalted peanuts
- One lemon
- A bottle of Botanera Salsa Classic
And here’s what you do:
- Place the freshly chopped cucumber in a bowl
- Scatter a whole bag of unsalted peanuts (you can also roast them)
- Add the quantity of Botanera Salsa of your preference, and then squeeze that lemon into the mix
- Give the bowl a little bit of a shake to kind of blend the ingredients together
- Eat the mix with Fried Pork Rinds
Frozen Fruit Yogurt Pops
If you’re a fan of yogurt, you will love this recipe. Courtesy of Hello, Wonderful, here’s a healthy frozen treat to calm down your munchies. Consider that you’ll have to make this recipe overnight so the popsicles can be completely frozen.
Things you will need:
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh diced fruit (strawberries, mango, and/or kiwi)
- Popsicle sticks
- A mold (preferably a silicone one)
And here’s how to make them:
- Dice your fruit into small pieces. Layer the bottom of your tray with the fruit, then fill with yogurt.
- Pop your tray in the freezer. After about half an hour, just when the yogurt is just starting to freeze, place your popsicle sticks upright and place them back in the freezer until completely frozen.
- Take them out of the freezer; they will slide out easily from the silicone molds when you’re ready to eat them.
I hope these recipes inspire you to explore the chef within you. Feel free to experiment and share with us your favorite healthy snacks when smoking weed!
Author: Mary Jane
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