5 of Our Fave Snacks for People Who Intermittent Fast

Intermittent fasting isn't for everyone, but for the people who eat up this surprisingly flexible lifestyle, it's game-changing.

Now, we're not here to sell you on the merits of intermittent fasting (IF). If you want to learn more about how this eating paradigm can help you gain muscle, increase your metabolic health, balance your hormones and even help you get a better night's sleep, you're gonna want to read this.

This blog is for people who are already on (or getting on) the IF bandwagon and who are looking for some tasty snacks to enjoy throughout their eating-packed day.

That's the thing with IF, after all: you may not eat for 14-16 hours out of a 24 hour period, but during the hours you DO eat, you need to eat pretty much non-stop. And the foods you do eat need to nourish your body completely. You need to be hitting those macros and NOT EVER depriving yourself.

Remember, you're not cutting calories down to an unhealthy, unsustainable level when you IF: you're just restricting when you eat your meals and snacks.

So, with this in mind, let's take a look at our fave foods to munch on when hunger hits but it's not quite time for a meal.  You can get all these snack ideas as well as meal ideas and a comprehensive breakdown on intermittent fasting (including how to do it and how to start) in our Fast & Furiously Fit ebook.

This has been one of our best selling guides for a reason: it helps people get a handle on IF so they're fully prepared for success. Get your copy here.

Now, without further adieu, onto the snacks!

Five of the BEST Snacks for People Who Intermittent Fast

Running the gastronomical gamut from sweet to savoury, these nutrient dense snacks are sure to crush just about any craving.

Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

(makes one serving)

You’ll need:

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp raw nuts of your choice, chopped
1 cup mixed fruit of choice
1 pinch cinnamon
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut shavings

Directions:

This tasty treat always looks best in a glass cup or mason jar but you can combine it in any way you'd like. Putting this parfait together is easy. Just start by layering some yogurt along the bottom of your container, then add a layer of your mixed fruit, sprinkle on a layer of nuts, then a pinch of coconut. Then repeat from the yogurt until you've run out of ingredients. Top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and any remaining coconut, and you're done!


Lemon & Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

(makes four servings)

 

You'll need:

2 cups unsweetened nut milk of choice
1 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is better!)
⅓ cup chia seeds
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp lemon zest (fresh!)

For each serving:

2 sprigs fresh lemon thyme
3/4 cup blueberries
1 tbsp raw nut(s) of choice

Directions:

Combine nut milk, lemon juice, chia seeds, lemon zest and honey in a large jar or bowl. Stir well and allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes. After this time, stir again to ensure the chia seeds are distributed evenly. Next, you’re going to cover your concoction and let it sit in the fridge for at least six hours, preferably overnight.

When you’re ready to enjoy your pudding, spoon out ¼ of the mixture, garnish with the berries and lemon thyme.


Fruit & Nuts

(makes one serving)

You’ll need:

2 servings of fruit of choice
15 whole, raw nuts of choice

Directions:

Eat and enjoy!


Ants on a Log

(makes one serving)

You’ll need:

6 large stalks of celery (washed)
¾ cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 ½ tbsp nut butter of choice
1 tbsp raisins

Directions:

Fill celery with cottage cheese, drizzle with nut butter and then place the raisins along each ‘log’.


Chips, Hummus & Veggie Sticks

(makes one serving)

You’ll need:

Pop Chips/Baked Kettle Chips/Brown Rice Chips (one serving: should be specified on the package)
2 tbsp hummus
1 cup cut, raw vegetables of choice

Directions:

Dip your chips and veggies into the hummus and enjoy!

 

Rice Cracker & Almond Butter with Pear

(makes one serving)

You’ll need:

1 ripe pear, sliced thinly
4 large brown rice crackers, plain
2 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp dark chocolate shavings (preferably 75% dark chocolate or higher)

Directions:

Spread the almond butter on the rice crackers, and then top with ripe pear slices and dark chocolate.



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