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Best Healthy Snacks When High

Getting the munchies is a common side effect of consuming cannabis especially when trying psychoactive cannabinoids like delta-9 and delta-8 THC. This phenomenon occurs because THC binds to the proteins in the CB1 and CB2 receptors which are partly responsible for regulating appetite and digestion.

While its tempting to indulge in greasy high-calorie snacks when the munchies strike there are plenty of healthier alternatives that can satisfy your cravings without derailing your diet.

Choosing snacks that are rich in vitamins and minerals can help you feel full and reduce the risk of overindulging. In this article well explore some of the best healthy snacks to keep on hand for your next cannabis session.

Chris Dorcey
Inheal Editor
Post date
March 22, 2024
Time to read
6 mins 43 secs
Healthy Snacks When High

Key Takeaways

  • The munchies are caused by THC binding to receptors that control hunger and digestion
  • Healthy snack options include fresh fruit and vegetable hummus guacamole nuts and yogurt
  • Choosing nutrient-dense low-calorie snacks can help you avoid overindulging while high and support weight loss goals
  • Staying hydrated is important especially if consuming salty snacks that can cause dry mouth
  • Opt for snacks low in saturated fat and high in fiber to maintain stable blood sugar levels

Savory Snacks to Curb Your Cravings

When the munchies hit many people crave salty savory foods. Here are some healthier options to consider:

Veggie Sticks with Hummus or Guacamole

Crunchy vegetables like carrots celery and bell peppers are low in calories but high in fiber and nutrients. Pair them with protein-rich dips like hummus or guacamole for a satisfying snack.

Guacamole made from mashed avocado is an excellent source of healthy fats while hummus provides a good dose of plant-based protein. Choosing fresh fruit and vegetable snacks can help you meet your daily requirements for essential vitamins and minerals.

Roasted Chickpeas or Edamame

For a crunchy salty snack try roasting chickpeas or edamame in the oven with a little olive oil and your favorite seasonings. These legumes are packed with protein and fiber making them a filling and nutritious choice.

You can experiment with different flavor combinations like:

  • Garlic-parmesan
  • Chili-lime
  • Soy-sesame

Opting for these savory snacks instead of high-fat options like tortilla chips can help reduce the risk of consuming too much saturated fat.

Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast

Popcorn is a whole grain thats low in calories but high in fiber. Instead of drowning it in butter try sprinkling some nutritional yeast on top. This deactivated yeast has a cheesy nutty flavor and is fortified with B vitamins.

You can also add other seasonings like:

  • Garlic powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Cinnamon for a sweet-savory twist

Choosing whole grain crackers or popcorn over refined snacks can help you feel full and satisfied thanks to their high fiber content.

Sweet Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you tend to crave sweets when high here are some healthier options to indulge in:

Fresh or Frozen Fruit

Fruits like berries mango pineapple and grapes are naturally sweet and packed with vitamins antioxidants and fiber. Keep a variety on hand in your fridge or freezer for an easy refreshing snack.

Tip: Frozen grapes or banana slices can be especially satisfying when youre craving something cold and sweet. Theyre a great alternative to high-sugar treats like ice cream.

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are tiny nutritional powerhouses loaded with fiber protein and omega-3 fatty acids. To make a simple chia pudding:

  • Mix 1/4 cup of chia seeds with 1 cup of your favorite plant-based milk
  • Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight
  • The seeds will absorb the liquid and form a pudding-like consistency
  • Add flavorings like vanilla extract cocoa powder or fresh fruit to customize it to your liking

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber which can help you feel full and support weight loss goals.

Dark Chocolate

If youre a chocolate lover opt for dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% or higher). Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and has been linked to various health benefits such as improved brain function and reduced inflammation.

Note: Be mindful of portion sizes as chocolate is still relatively high in calories and fat. Choosing dark chocolate over milk chocolate can help reduce the risk of consuming too much saturated fat.

Hydrating Snacks to Combat Dry Mouth

Consuming cannabis can sometimes lead to dry mouth or cottonmouth. Here are some hydrating snacks to help alleviate this side effect:

Cucumber Slices with Tajin

Cucumbers are over 95% water making them an excellent choice for hydration. For a flavorful twist sprinkle some Tajin seasoning on top. This Mexican spice blend contains chili powder lime and sea salt which can help stimulate saliva production and relieve dry mouth.

Watermelon Chunks with Mint

Watermelon is another water-rich fruit that can help combat dry mouth. For an extra refreshing treat top your watermelon chunks with some fresh mint leaves. The cooling sensation of the mint can help soothe a parched throat and freshen your breath.

Drinking plenty of water alongside these hydrating snacks can help keep you properly hydrated and reduce the risk of dry mouth.

Coconut Water Popsicles

Coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes like potassium and magnesium which can help keep you hydrated.

To make coconut water popsicles:

  • Pour some coconut water into popsicle molds
  • Freeze for a few hours for a refreshing thirst-quenching treat
  • You can also blend in some fresh fruit like strawberries or pineapple for added flavor and nutrients

Coconut water can also help regulate blood sugar levels thanks to its naturally occurring sugars and electrolytes.

Final thoughts

Getting the munchies is a common side effect of consuming cannabis but it doesnt have to derail your healthy eating habits. By keeping a variety of nutritious snacks on hand you can satisfy your cravings without overindulging in high-calorie low-nutrient foods.

Experiment with different flavor combinations and textures to find your favorite healthy munchies and remember to stay hydrated especially if youre consuming salty snacks. Choosing snacks rich in vitamins and minerals fiber and healthy fats can help you feel full reduce the risk of overeating and support your overall health goals.

With a little preparation and mindfulness you can enjoy your cannabis experience while still nourishing your body with wholesome foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes mangoes contain a terpene called myrcene which is also found in cannabis. Consuming mangoes before or during your cannabis session may potentially enhance or prolong the effects of THC.

Its best to avoid snacks that are high in sugar artificial ingredients or unhealthy fats as these can contribute to feelings of sluggishness or brain fog. Stick to whole minimally processed foods whenever possible. Avoid snacks high in saturated fat like tortilla chips or ice cream which can lead to weight gain and other health issues.

Try portioning out your snacks ahead of time rather than eating straight from the bag or container. Drinking water or tea can also help fill you up and prevent mindless snacking. Choosing snacks high in fiber like fruit and vegetable sticks whole grain crackers or brown rice can help you feel full and satisfied with smaller portions.


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by Chris Dorcey

A connoisseur of cannabis creativity and true contemplation with more than 20 years of experience, Chris extracts deep thoughts from getting lightly baked and shares his wandering mind. He blends cuisine and cannabis culture into nutritious, delicious recipes and insights for other hemp lovers.

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