Mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with ½ cup of vanilla soymilk. Let stand for 10 minutes until it starts to thicken, then top with fresh fruit. Or, try this recipe for chia berry pudding.
If You’re Craving a Crunchy or Savory Snack
The craving for foods that are crunchy and salty are sometimes triggered by frustration or stress. That’s because the act of chewing and working the jaw muscles actually relieve tension.
Here are some healthier alternatives that could satisfy that salt-fat craving:
Jerky is lean meat that is salted and dried into a chewy, high protein snack. It can also be made from poultry or fish, and there are vegetarian and vegan versions, too. Their chewy texture satisfies the craving for crunch, and the protein content can also help curb hunger.
Cottage Cheese Dip
Whirl nonfat or low-fat cottage cheese in the blender until smooth. Stir in a little dark mustard and use it as a dip for crunchy veggies.
These are easy to make. Remove tough stems, break leaves into bite-sized pieces, wash and dry thoroughly. Toss leaves with a little olive oil and salt, spread on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees, turning occasionally until edges are brown.
After popping, dust with a little low-fat Parmesan cheese or chili powder to satisfy that craving.