3 Anxiety Relieving Snacks
Updated: Jan 7
That sh*it is REAL people!
Let’s walk through how this goes down.
You’re nervous..upset… sad… annoyed… BORED…
You somehow find yourself opening the fridge to find a little snack to give you a little pick-me-up.
You don’t want to!
But you watch as your body digs RIGHT into that microwaveable mac and cheese…
And it kind of feels bad, but ….. IT ALSO feels REALLY GOOD right?!
Until 20 MINUTES LATER!!!!…
When the comedown starts, and you feel your brain start buggin' out.
And you decide, logically of course..... that you’re basically a failure in life… Normal reaction.
Prompts you to….
Seeing yourself... as the out-of-body experience that it is ...
GOING BACK TO THE FREAKING fridge…
FOR ANOTHER FREAKING SNACK!
(Hand on face emoticon)
And THEN the cycle repeats itself.
So! I’m gonna help a sister out here OKUR!
I have ZERO self-discipline. Like negative 5 levels of self-discipline. I think I'm probably on the same level as a toddler with this one.
I’m just not that person who can do something because I SHOULD…
Or NOT do something because I SHOULDN'T for that matter…
However, in life - we have to find ways to get ourselves to do things that are good for us, even if we don’t want to!
"But I don’t wannaaaa do the things, I don’t waaaaanaaa do…. " - I feel this.
(It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to!).
GOOD NEWS COMING YOUR WAY MY LOVE!
I get around this by finding ways to TRICK myself into doing those things I know I should but I won’t naturally want to!
And today I’m going to share how I do that with snacking.
The urge is hard to fight. Legit.
The habit is hard to break. For real.
So like with any big lifestyle change, the most important step - is that very first baby step :).
And that baby step here is healthy anxiety relieving substitutions!
I’m going to share three anxiety-relieving snacks with you which you can eat as a substitute, to STOP that spiral but ALSO satisfy the urge!
Doesn’t sound too painful right?
They’re snacks that are good for your body and have properties that help soothe your nervous system and feed your brain to give you more mental clarity and energy!
And you can make them all in under 20 minutes! Some under 5 minutes!
Food is one thing that plays a big role in whether we live in a natural state of anxiety or a natural state of calm. It affects your natural hormonal balance amongst other things.
SNACK 1 - The Balanced Banana Oatmeal Cookie.
Prep time: 20 mins. *Making time: 5 minutes.
Ingredients: One ripe banana, organic quick oats, cinnamon. Optional, chocolate chips, cashew or almond butter.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork. Add a dash of cinnamon. Add just enough quick oats until it will hold its shape. I prefer less quick oats bc it’s a softer cookie, but you do you! Then add a couple of chocolate chips cause hey, this ain’t prison!
Place them on some grease paper and bake for about 20 minutes until it’s your desired consistency. Option to top with a little almond or cashew butter if you wanna go even harder!
SNACK 2 - The Brain Food Chia Pudding.
Prep time: 20 minutes. Making time: 5 mins.
Ingredients: White chia seeds, nut milk of your choice, cinnamon. Optional: flax seeds, bananas, and blueberries.
Fill a cute little cup with the nut milk of your choice. (Nuts are great brain food!). Then add some chia seeds and a dash of cinnamon and a few flax seeds. Mix and let settle. Add more chia seeds until it has the consistency you like. Let sit in the fridge for 20 minutes (It will thicken even more). Top it with sliced bananas and blueberries!
SNACK 3 - Berries and Brain Food Cream.
Prep time: 5 mins. Making time 5 mins.
Ingredients: Coconut milk cream. Blueberries. Strawberries. Sliced almonds. Optional: Goji berries.
Use only the coconut cream from the coconut milk and discard the watery portion (You can buy only the coconut cream, or coconut milk has cream and liquid). Pour the cream into a cute lil’ bowl. Add some blueberries, sliced strawberries, and sliced almonds. Top with goji berries to up your superfood game and add some chewy sweet!
Enjoy! And let me know which ones are your fave!
Tag me @krystalchong in your creations!
Lots of love!
*Prep time means the amount of time from start to finish. Making time means the amount of time you spend actually making it :).