Craving that piece of birthday cake from an office party? Or maybe it’s that odd hour between lunch and dinner when you want to eat every and anything in sight! Whatever type of craving you have, use these 3 emergency craving snacks to put natural energy back in your body and keep you on track!
This one is easy as pie. (Sweet potato pie, that is.) Cut a sweet potato lengthwise, and toss the orange-hued wedges in oil, and spices for a new take on a hamburger’s BFF. Shhh, it’s a secret: A medium sweet potato has more potassium than a banana and five grams of fiber.
A new take on hummus, this spread adds some color and fiber to your dipping delight. Bring a pot of water to a boil, and toss in 2 cups of frozen edamame (16 whopping grams of fiber!). Boil for three minutes; remove from heat, and drain. Combine edamame, 3 cloves of garlic, and 6 tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of salt, cumin, paprika, cayenne, and a squeeze of lemon in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Serve with toasted pita bread or sliced veggies like carrots and cucumbers.
Strain a 1 6-ounce jar of artichokes to remove all liquid. Snack on them as-is, or get fancy by topping it with 1 tablespoon of feta, a squeeze of lemon juice, a little olive oil, and some cracked pepper. This six-ounce (or 3⁄4 cup) serving of the hearts (the center portion of an artichoke) has more than seven grams of fiber. Plus, they’re a rich source of vitamin C. (We won’t tell anyone if you stick a fork in the jar.)