The new term to describe feeling hungry as well as irritable, annoyed, and/or angry is, 'hangry'. Many of us may get hangry, but if you are insulin-resistant, pre-diabetic or have Type II Diabetes you know exactly what hangry is. This snappy feeling could be attributed to a sudden drop in blood sugar with shaking, sweating, rapid heartbeat, headache, weakness,fatigue, impaired vision, anxiety, irritability, and dizziness.
Perhaps reaching for a candy bar may be tempting, but ultimately balanced snacks with some carbohydrates and a bit of protein will give you the energy pick you really need and tame your hangry. Here are my simple tasty go to's.
4 slices of avocado wrapped in sliced turkey
1/4 cup fresh granola with 6oz of greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce/fruit topped with 1oz chopped walnuts
Whole-grain bread/tortilla toasted and topped with 1-2 oz of shredded cheese & veggies
1 whole-grain waffle topped with 1 tbsp of cashew/nut butter
1 oz sliced cheese on 6 Triscuits
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds with 1/4 cup raisins/craisin
1oz pistachios/almonds with 1-2 oz of dark chocolate
1oz Whole-grain chips with chickpea or black bean humus
Fresh veggies with Greek yogurt ranch dip
Snack deliciously and the N.O.S.H Box way!