Healthy RecipesAyurveda Inspired Snacks
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.
A snack full of healthy fats with seeds, nuts and ghee.
Guacamole is a versatile dip that lowers vata and pitta and slightly increases kapha.
This drink is a natural energy drink designed to boost vitality at the core level of ojas.
A versatile appetizer that you can stuff and spice according to your tastes.
Enjoy this healthy and lighter multigrain blueberry bran muffin. For those who want a muffin that isn’t overly sweet and is full of fiber.
These energy balls make a tasty dessert or snack.
This light and lovely dish of spiced apples and pears can be either a snack or a simple dessert.
This graham cracker makes a great snack or dessert for both kids and adults.
Jamie 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!