Thanksgiving is a holiday notorious for eating, catching up with friends and family, watching football and parades, and eating some more. It’s safe to say the food is one of the best parts of the holiday (right after visiting with the cool aunt you only get to see during this time of year).
With plenty of temptation on the menu, it’s easy to give in. But then the inevitable happens – you feel bloated, tired, and not your best. You’re stuck thinking, “Isn’t there a way I can eat tasty treats and not feel bad after?”
There is! You don’t need to sacrifice filling, flavorful foods to do it.
Smart snacking this Thanksgiving doesn’t mean giving up the foods you know and love. It means choosing foods that nourish you and make you feel good. Ready to find you new favorite functional treat without sacrificing on flavor? Here are 4 snack alternatives you can dip into that will leave you feeling healthy, not hangry.
A substitute for your uninspired mid-morning snack
That snack you grab around 11 AM while you’re home for the holidays? You know, the one you eat because you’re bored? Make it mean something by choosing a healthier alternative.
If you need a recommendation, how about a dark chocolate bar? And not just any bar… a Dark Chocolate Bar with Maca. The adaptogen is known for its healing properties, so swapping your mid-morning craving for this functional food will provide energy to get you through hours of personal interaction with family you haven’t seen in a year.
To replace the usual snack beside the cheeseboard
Want to spruce up the traditional trail mix with a sweet and salty treat that’s sure to wow your guests this season? Complement the smorgasbord of cheeses set out for all to enjoy with a bowl of delicious Dark Chocolate Almonds with Sea Salt.
The perfectly portioned chocolate coated almond is an addicting addition to your Thanksgiving charcuterie board. And the protein you get from this snack? It’ll keep you satisfied until dinner is served.
An option to satisfy your need for something snackable
Sweet and salty? Sure. Poppable? Precisely. Addicting? Absolutely. If you’re looking for something better for you than chips to munch on while you’re waiting for the turkey to cook, try our satisfyingly simple 4-ingredient Kettle Corn.
The crispy crunch elevates this nostalgic treat from a child’s snack at the fair to an amazing alternative to salty crackers, chips, or pretzels. And since it’s not packed with any unnecessary ingredients, you can eat more than a handful and still have room for dessert.
To knock the sugar cravings late at night
Cookies your grandma made just for the occasion is a taste no one can replicate. But when you’re in the mood for something sweet without the sugar crash, NatureBox’s Lemon Turmeric Cookies are the perfect treat to knock the cravings (and stress, thanks to the turmeric!) once and for all.
In the mood for something more familiar? Try our grownup version of chocolate chip cookies. Healthier for you than the big-box store brand but still delicious.
Whether you try one or all of these better for you alternatives to your traditional holiday snacks, choose functional foods that don’t sacrifice on taste this Thanksgiving. Happy snacking!