20 Healthy Snack Ideas For Anyone on a Restricted Diet

Ok, so I know firsthand how hard it is to be on some sort of a restricted diet.
In order for me or I think anyone for that matter to be able to continue and succeed on any diet,
you need to have a good plan that really works long term.
One you can truly stick with and that’s doable and doesn’t make you absolutely miserable the whole time you are on it.
A diet where you don’t feel like your starving either.
I wanted to have some sort of list with snack ideas to pull from
so I am never at a loss for ideas when I need something fast right away.
At least I know that is what works best for me. ūüôā
Nothing worse than starving  and out shopping while on a restricted diet and with nothing to eat.
So I plan ahead now!
I wish so bad that I had one of these when I first started my restricted diet. (because of health issues)
I went into it without really much of a clue and it was real tough at first.

So I would LOVE to share my list of 20 healthy snack food ideas with you
so that  if you are ever in that predicament you will already have a compiled list of ideas.
Some of these you obviously can’t make¬†as easy on the go,
but either way
they are delicious and easy to make!

                                                                          1. Black or Green Olives

They are a great monounsaturated fat snack.
These fats help reduce your risk of heart disease, and strokes.
You can even get creative and stuff them with things like garlic cloves, or if you are not dairy sensitive you can fill them with cream cheese!
(just put some softened cream cheese in a small ziploc, ¬†zip tight, cut off a small piece from one corner and stuff away ūüôā

                                        2. Organic nitrate free lunch meat  rolled up with guacamole!

These can be held together with a tooth pic. I use chicken or turkey lunch meat.
I also put a thinly sliced Bubbie pickle spear in mine.
Bubbies are lacto- fermented pickles . They are delicious and are a good probiotic rich food.
You can check your  local health food stores around you to see if they might carry some.

                                                                                         3. Coleslaw

Whip up a batch  of quick and easy coleslaw using your food processor. Use your favorite mayonnaise, onion and garlic powder
and a little sea salt and a squeeze of lemon. I also shred a carrot or two in there.

                                                 4. Cooked carrots or any kind of steamed vegetables.

Steam lightly and add a little coconut oil ( I use refined because it doesn’t have a strong coconut taste
unless you prefer it to, then use extra virgin coconut oil or ghee(clarified butter).
I will sprinkle a little of this seasoning on my veggies and it is so good.

5. Granny smith apple with  almond butter
Sometimes I  mix some ceylon cinnamon and stevia or raw honey into my nut butter too.

6.¬†Celery stalk with almond butter and organic raisins, aka ants on a log ūüôā
Simple, but good!

7. Frozen fruit sorbet
I just put a handful of frozen organic berries (usually strawberries or raspberries)
in my blender with a little filtered water (maybe 1/4-1/2 cup), liquid stevia to taste.
(it doesn’t need much, maybe 5-10 drops) and a few drops of my organic orange essential oil,
(only from a brand I trust if I am ingesting it) (See why we choose this brand of essential oils above the rest here.)
Then, whip it up to a creamy consistency, and YUM!!

8. Egg salad with chopped bell pepper and celery  (I make this with Primal Kitchen Organic Chipotle Lime Mayo)

9. Cucumber, dill, and mayonnaise salad
(or in place of mayonnaise, squeeze a little fresh lemon on it with a dash of olive oil and your favorite herbal seasoning).
Cucumbers are so good for you and very alkalizing.

10. Sauteed cabbage and /or zuchinni in coconut oil or ghee.
 Sprinkle with your favorite seasoning. This is the one I use.

                                                                                         11. Trailmix

I combine my own  sprouted nuts or seeds of choice , organic raisins, organic dried cranberries
(no sugar added),with a few Lily’s chocolate chips (sweetened with stevia and erythritol and dairy free)
and some organic unsweetened  coconut chips.
It is so yummy ūüôā

                     12. Fresh, cut up veggies (like sliced zucchini, cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, etc)

Indulge them with an organic hummus dip, salsa, quacamole (see #13)
or homemade ranch and/or spinach dip!

                                                                                   13. Guacamole

It’s so easy to make!! Just use a ripe avocado, mash and add ¬†a little squeeze of ¬†lemon or lime juice, I prefer Lemon)
garlic powder, and salt to taste.
Optional: Add a little cut up bell pepper  and diced fresh tomato if you do not have a nightshade sensitivity.
This is good all by itself too!!

                              14. Organic plain greek yogurt (no sugar added) or plain coconut milk yogurt

I add my own stevia and vanilla (alcohol free) to flavor.
Add in fresh fruit of choice (kiwi’s and strawberries are excellent!)
and some sprouted pecans and/or coconut chips.

15. Green lettuce salad with fresh cut up strawberries, topped with sprouted pecans and  drizzled with homemade ranch.
If you are not doing dairy , there are plenty of good homemade
coconut milk ranch dressing recipes out there.
(I will be posting some delicious dressing recipes soon so be sure to look for them in the near future ūüėČ )

16. Steamed sweet potato or yam 
Top with butter (if not dairy sensitive), ghee, or coconut oil ,
salt and some nutritional flakes for a super healthy treat!!

                   17. Sliced avocado with a sprinkle of organic seasoning  and or a dash of Celtic sea salt.

It is also delicious with a little ranch dressing on it too ūüôā

18. Zucchini pizza.
Wash and slice your medium size zucchini into round pieces. ( up to but no more than 1/4 inch thick)
Arrange on a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
Top each slice with a half teaspoon of your favorite spaghetti  or pizza sauce.
Top with parmesan cheese or shredded organic mozzarella.
(If dairy sensitive they are equally delicious without the cheese too.)
Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes. Let cool and eat up!!

                                                                                19. A Berry Smoothie

See recipe here.
                                               20. Seasoned sweet potato or white potato fries or crisps

Wash potatoes, slice into long, thin strips. Put into mixing bowl, toss with melted coconut oil,
garlic powder, and  Herby seasoning or salt to taste.
Toss well, and spread out into an even layer on a  unbleached parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 until tender and slightly golden brown (about 20-30 minutes).
Watch carefully as they can burn quite easily.
They are delicious by themselves or dipped in homemade ranch dressing.

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