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:
Seeds: chia, hemp, pumpkin, sunflower, flax (Store in fridge or freezer to protect their healthy fats.)
Raw Unsalted Nuts: pecans, walnuts, cashews(Store in fridge or freezer to protect their healthy fats.)
Dried Berries: golden berries, goji berries, mulberries, dried cherries, dried blueberries
And: cacao nibs, wheat germ
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 or cooked fruit and 2% Greek or regular yogurt. Optional: Add 2 teaspoons of raw oat bran.
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!
Jittery Snack Attack – Go Nuts! Print Ready Recipe
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?
Jovina Coughlin says
What a delicious looking snack mix. Lots of interesting ingredients.
Jittery Cook says
Wow! You’re fast! Love that we’re so often on the same page.
These are the best! They’ve become an absolute staple in my house…
Jittery Cook says
I’m packing a bag full of Jittery Snack Attack pods up to bring on vacation because you should never take a holiday from super-healthy, satisfying Jittery Snack Attacks.
Seriously, they’re addictive!
Thanks for liking Erin.
Maybe I’ll have a giveaway of a dozen? Anyone interested?
deborah groper says
Sounds yummy. Good to be prepared for when the attack hits….the popcorn recipe is a great treat. What is the calorie count?
Jittery Cook says
I have one of those snack attack pods everyday for breakfast. Love them! No idea what the calorie count is, but each ingredient is kept to a minimum and they’re all healthy. It makes my morning routine super easy!
You must mean the popcorn with chocolate?