Cannabis use, whether medicinal or recreational, comes with increased appetite and many users find themselves overindulging or binge eating. While medicinal users are more welcoming of munchies since they will be able to stomach a meal, most recreational users consider munchies a burden unless they’re looking for an excuse to indulge in junk food.
Fortunately, there are healthy options that cannabis users can eat to satisfy their food cravings.
Let’s take a look at these healthy and delicious alternatives:
- Grass-Fed Beef
Before rushing to your local burger joint that serves up delicious-looking burgers filled with greasy but questionable meat drenched in sauce, think about cooking grass-fed beef at home. Go for grass-fed meat since this meat comes from cattle whose sole diet comprises of grass. You can prepare a thick juicy steak or a healthy hamburger at home instead of ordering a crappy meal. Not only does it taste better, but you will also be doing your body a favor and end up saving on time and money.
- Whole Fruits
Did you know that one glass of orange juice has more sugar than one can of Coca-Cola? Yes, that “healthy” juice or “healthy” smoothie is not as healthy as you think since it contains more than ten spoons of sugar per serving. Besides, you may need to drink a lot before feeling full which is way too much sugar. The liver is not able to process all the fructose that comes from juices or smoothies so, in the end, the excess sugar turns into fat.
Eating fibrous fresh fruit is a much better alternative idea and there’s no way you will consume as much sugar as you would in a juice. The best part about eating whole fruits is that you also get to keep all the beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and fibers. Next time the munchies strike, go for a bowl of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or slices of watermelon.
Bread may have earned itself a bad name but not all bread is bad for you. Make yourself a sandwich when the munchies kick in but make sure that you’re not consuming several loaves of white bread in the process. Use whole grain bread, go easy on the salad dressing and stay away from processed meat. A healthy sandwich is a much better option than one that’s full with all sorts of junky spreads. You can make a delicious and healthy sandwich using chicken fillet with tomatoes and lettuce and perhaps a touch of mayo.
Most breakfast cereals contain a lot of sugar and artificial ingredients which makes them quite unhealthy. Go for healthy cereals such as muesli or non-frost flakes and spice them up using yogurt or low-fat milk, and fruits. If you’re really craving some sugar then you can add honey to your muesli and enjoy your cereals.
Snacking on Mars bars simply won’t do and while you’re at it, please stay away from eating too much candy. The excess sugar may lead to unnecessary health complications. Replace your chocolate bars with protein bars. You can find great tasting protein bars to satisfy your munchies without loading up on extra carbs and sugars that will be a burden to shed off.