8 yummy snacks to reduce stress and anxiety
Food can have a huge impact on how you feel in body and mind. Next to me-time, breathwork, therapy, good sleep, drinking enough water and exercise, you can turn to small changes in nutrition. For anxiety warriors like blogger Serena, it has made all the difference.
The web is full of articles reminding us of what we should NOT eat or drink if we struggle with anxiety. And yes, it’s scientifically proven that caffeine, alcohol, processed food and too much sugar messes with your health. We got it. Sounds like a lot of no-nos and very little fun…😏
This article is different. Let’s dish up easy recipes so you can help yourself to a yummy snack. Let’s go for food that delights your eyes, warms your heart, gives you pleasure and makes you feel what you are: worthy.
A Simple Rule of Thumb
Snacks that may help reduce anxiety are made of whole foods and are minimally-processed. They’re high in molecules, called antioxidants. Antioxidants can protect your cells from being harmed by a type of unstable molecules, called free radicals. You know, the good-versus-bad-guys story. The snack options below are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins and more. And the best: Preparation time is less than 7 minutes, they look fantastic and taste delicious.
To find out if changes in your diet do have an impact on your mood and anxiety, download the free Earkick app. It lets you track your food along with mood, anxiety levels, symptoms and much more in less than one minute. Your stats will reveal how new habits such as healthy snacks impact your well-being over time and you will be able to stick with what works best for you.
To access the recipes, just click on the respective images.
Warm & melting
Fresh and cooling
Berry-Yoghurt-Honey Snack 🍓🫐🍯
Chia Pudding with Banana 🍶🍌
Crunchy & hearty
Homemade Trail Mix 💪🏽
Trail mix with almonds, walnuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and goya berries
Ultra quick but powerful
No time to prepare anything? Make sure to have the following in stock:
1 fresh orange 🍊
1 bar of dark chocolate 🍫
You can even add a daily reminder for your snack and a weekly notification for your shopping list to your goal section in the Earkick app. Download it now and get started!
And remember: There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to diet and anxiety. You are unique and may react differently to certain foods. That’s why we need your snack-expertise! Got any favorite recipes that worked for you? Pleeeeeaaaase share!
Let’s dish them all – the more the merrier 🥳
To find the entire collection, head over to our Earkick recipe wall.
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