Are you feeling snack-y but not sure what the most PCOS-friendly snacks would be?
Often times I find clients with PCOS questioning whether or not snacks are okay to eat at all. The answer is YES!
I get requests for PCOS-friendly snack recommendations all the time on Instagram.
Below I’m sharing my best ideas for making satisfying PCOS-friendly snacks.
Let’s get snackin’!
When to eat a snack
To me, snacks are simply another opportunity for nourishment.
If it’s been a bit too long between meals, more than 3-4 hours, a satisfying snack is probably a good idea.
PCOS-friendly snacks between meals can help keep blood sugar balanced, provide energy, and prevent you from getting too hungry or overeating later.
How to make the best snacks for PCOS
Here’s my best tips to making PCOS-friendly snacks:
- Make it a combo: Include a combo of protein or fat PLUS a carbohydrate/fiber food. This helps keep blood sugar balanced, while providing the energy your body needs.
- Plan and prepare: Include your snack combos in your meal plan or when you grocery shop. Prepare your snacks ahead of time, if needed, so they are ready-to-go for the week.
- Include an easy to-go snack: When we’re out and about, it’s nice to have a snack when hunger strikes and prevent yourself from getting low blood sugar. Nuts, trail mix, or protein bars work well.
- Keep it simple. You’re welcome to make a recipe, but you can simply combine two foods together for a quick and easy snack.
- Bonus tip: I love these silicone reusable bags for stashing my snacks!
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See the list below for ideas, and feel free to mix and match!
31 PCOS-friendly snacks
- Greek yogurt + peach + nuts
- Shredded mozzarella + pepperoni + crackers
- PCOS-Friendly Breakfast: Peanut Butter Oat Bites
- Apple slices + warm peanut butter
- Skyr yogurt + peanut butter + apples
- Nectarine slices + almonds + cinnamon
- Hummus + bell peppers
- Roasted chickpeas + orange
- Bean dip + grainy chips or crackers
- Salsa + black bean chips
- Tzatziki dip + veggies
- Peaches + pecans
- Cheese + crackers
- Cheese stick + Love Corn
- Boiled eggs + melon
- Avocado toast
- Protein waffle + almond butter
- Mixed nuts + chocolate
- Guacamole + veggies
- Whole grain bread + turkey slices
- Peanut butter sandwich
- Trail mix
- Meat stick + veggies + dip
- Cottage cheese + pineapple
- Tuna + crackers
- Easy Peach-Strawberry Smoothie for PCOS
- Oatmeal + protein powder + ground flaxseed
- Leftovers from dinner
- Muffin + boiled eggs
- Chicken salad + crackers
- Nut/granola bar like KIND Nut Bars
Snacks are an easy way to nourish your body and PCOS.
Plan and prepare snacks that include a protein/fat food paired with a carb/fiber food.
Choose a few snack ideas from this list above to keep on hand.
If you want to know more about how to eat to manage PCOS, check out my course, NOURISH Your PCOS, here.