It’s one of those notoriously dreary Chicago days today, but I’ve decided to call it “cozy” instead. It helps to be positive because I know there will be many more ahead in my hometown here in the frozen tundra.
Today I want to make snacking easier with some new “grab-and-go” snacks and recipes that any kidney stone patient can safely throw in their backpack or purse on the way out the door?
Here’s a shortlist to help you better plan your snacking along with a bonus of two new recipes from my KSD Meal Plan service.
- Low Sugar Granola Bars
- Try my Banookies recipe
- No added sugar granola
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Low sodium turkey roll-up with swiss cheese
- Lower-sodium and sugar protein bars. I don’t mind these here and there but I’m not a fan of them as a routine meal replacement, however.
- Greek yogurt and fruit. I buy the no fat, plain, and add blackberries and strawberries for sweetness and fiber.
- Kidney Stone Safe Energy Balls
- Fruit. You’ll find lots of low oxalate fruits to eat in your Oxalate Food List, which you can download here.
- Pea Crisps
- Wheat Thins or Triscuit Hint of Salt crackers
- Pistachio nuts (they are lower in oxalate)
- Sunflower seeds (also lower in oxalate)
- Swiss cheese and apple or pear
- Hummus and broccoli for dipping
- Baked chickpeas
- Apple and sunbutter
- Sugar snap peas
- My Oat Bran Muffins
- Lower sodium popcorn (I make my own on the stovetop)
You might want to print the above list and take it to the store so you can remember to stock up on these healthy snacks. You can also eat them when you are watching your favorite nighttime shows. It’s best to get rid of the less nutritious snacks in your cupboards and replace them with items from your grab-and-go list.
No one is expecting you to be perfect. Just a better version of your current snack lovin’ self!
Let me know your favorite snacks, and I can add them to our list! Oh! And here is another list I made a while ago: https://kidneystonediet.com/snack-options-for-kidney-stone-formers/
Your friend and ally,
Simple, satisfying smoothies for kidney stone formers
We should be having 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of veggies each day and smoothies are a great way to help hit those goals.