Believe it or not, knowing how to snack with PCOS is a vital part of a healthy PCOS diet but it is also one of the most challenging meals of the day to prep for, and this can lead us to eat the wrong foods.
WHY IS SNACKING IMPORTANT?
We all know that feeling in the back of our mouth or the pit of our stomach. That my dears are called cravings, it is our number one enemy when it comes to dieting but what some don’t realise is snaking helps with squashing these cravings, prevents binge eating, provides energy and prevents a huge spike in insulin levels.
My first tip when starting your PCOS friendly diet is to document the times you feel like eating. Doing this will allow you to see form a trend in your eating. I found myself getting hungry around 11 am, 5 pm and 8.30 pm. This will be different depending on how active your day is and how much you eat during your main meals.
Just like your main meals, prepping meals will always be your best friend. I commonly cook my snack in bulk as it prevents me from searching to cupboards.
SNACK IDEAS (Purchase)
- Corn Thins
- Coconut Yogurt
- Gluten-Free Vegemite
SNACK IDEAS (HOMEMADE)
Here is a collection of my homemade healthy snacks. All of them are super easy to make and are all PCOS friendly. Perfect for any snacking occasion.
Cinnamon Fried Apples & Coconut Yogurt
Ham, Corn & Sweet Potato Noodle Frittata Muffin
Bacon & Cheese Meatballs |Dairy-Free
Homemade Nacho Cheese Corn Chips | Dairy-Free
Brown Rice Cakes with Tuna, Spinach & Feta
For anymore check out the snack category
WHAT MORE CAN THERE BE?
Water is also a healthy part of snacking as commonly those who are dehydrated can also send the body mixed signals of hunger. So before you make yourself a snack, help yourself to a glass of water and see if that helps.