Healthy Recipes

Ayurveda Inspired Snacks

Snack Recipes

Ideally snacking should be minimized but when you need a snack, have it be filled with nutrition and fit your doshic needs.

For some people with higher appetites, snacks help balance the blood sugar and keep the energy levels stable throughout a busy day. However, over-snacking, especially on all the processed and sugared foods, contribute not only to weight gain but also rob one of the greater opportunity for true nutrition since a belly full from snacking isn’t hungry for the “real” meal typically full of healthier foods.

Most snacks today come from a box or a bag and are dry in nature and are loaded with sugar, salt, and artificial chemicals. The dry quality of these foods also imbalances Vata dosha.

In addition to making time for three healthy meals and reducing mindless eating, use these recipes to support yourself for the times when a snack is truly needed.

Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellbeing CoachJamie Durner, Holistic Wellbeing Coach

As a Wellbeing Coach, I know the importance of food in creating health.  As an Ayurveda Practitioner, I know that different foods have different impacts on you as an individual.  I promote a whole foods diet and help cue you as to how the recipes will affect the vata, pitta and kapha doshas so you can support your own needs.  But even if you don’t know about the doshas or Ayurveda, you can use these recipes to add new variety, try out vegetarian main meals, and expand your definition of what a healthy treat might be!

I don’t love to cook, but I make time to cook as part of my daily sadhana and strive to find recipes that are easy, quick and fit into a busy life.  Recognizing that we live in a complex world with many demands,  I don’t expect myself or my clients to be any kind of diet purest, skip desserts, or eat tasteless “health” foods.  If you’re mind and heart aren’t happy eating the food, even if it is the healthiest in the world, it isn’t going to fill you up.

I invite you to find your yummy foods with recipes that meet your unique bodymind needs.

If you find modifications that are awesome, please share in the comment section.

If you’ve got a fabulous recipe you’d love to share, send it to me!