It could hit you any time of day. You need a quick pick me up, and you want to feel full, not heavy. You want something healthy, but luscious. And you want it now — something you can throw together in minutes or even seconds. It’ll take a little advance planning. Good things usually do.
After years of experimenting, of tweaking ingredients and combinations, I’ve found a fantastic Jittery Snack Attack, and it’s too good not to share. First things first. Head on over to the dollar store and get yourself at least a dozen teeny-tiny containers that look like single portion ketchup containers. Next, stock up on the following Jittery Snack Attack ingredients:
Try not to fret over the price. In the portion sizes you’ll be ingesting, these jewels will last you a long, long time.
For months, every time I wanted a teaspoon of each ingredient, I schlepped all ten of them out of my cupboard or refrigerator, opening and closing each container one at a time. Then I had an epiphany. Prepare ye a bunch of small single-serving containers in advance. That’s the way to manage time and control portions for your next attack.
Jittery Snack Attack
• 1 t each chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, dried berries, ground flaxseed, wheat germ
• 1 t pumpkin or sunflower seeds
• 4 nuts
Measure ingredients into tiny, single-serving containers and store in the refrigerator.
Jittery Snack Attack Serving Suggestions
Serve with fresh fruit and cooked steel-cut or regular oatmeal.
Take two slices of healthy bread, coat them with a thin layer of almond butter, add a handful of blueberries, sprinkle on Jittery Snack Attack and close up into a sandwich. Delish!
Microwave an overripe, peeled banana for 1 – 2 minutes on a covered plate. Sprinkle on Jittery Snack Attack and add a dollop of 2% Greek or regular yogurt. Heavenly!
As an added bonus, this Jittery Snack Attack will make you mighty regular, if you catch my drift.
I’m quite certain that there’s a profit to be made in the rendering of this recipe, but it won’t be mine, unfortunately. Anyone care to try? I’ll accept royalties for the name.
Real Simple has 19 healthy snack ideas.
I want to live in a world where the only significant attacks are against hunger, poverty, disease and injustice. Don’t you?