The best way to balance blood sugar levels is to have a little protein. If you find yourself reaching for a coffee mid afternoon, grab a little protein snack to increase energy levels instead of caffeine. Caffeine may cause cravings for carbohydrates and it depletes the body. If you suffer from fatigue, insomnia or hypoglycemia caffeine is best avoided regardless.
I personally get really tired of snacking on a piece of chicken and a handful of nuts but it doesn’t have to be boring. Try these tuna bites, you won’t be sorry. It’s ridiculous easy to make, and really not even a recipe, just go with what you feel like. The best part is they are free of grains, eggs and dairy. These bites are super delicious and give your body the protein it needs to get you through the remainder of the afternoon.
I used chia seeds to garnish the tuna bites this time. I try and get a little chia in Aidan and Ava’s diet as often as possible. Chia contains 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, 7 times more vitamin C than an orange, 6 times more calcium than milk, 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries and 3 times more iron than spinach. Not only that chia is loaded with fiber, is a complete protein and is packed with Omega 3 and Omega 6. So chia it up!
TUNA SNACK BITES
one green or red apple, thinly sliced
one can of tuna, drained
juice of 1/2 lemon
handful of chopped cilantro
sprinkle with chia seeds
pinch of sea salt
pinch of black pepper
Mix together the tuna, avocado, lemon juice, cilantro, sea salt and pepper. Scoop a little tuna on a apple slice and sprinkle with chia seeds.
Other seeds you could use include sesame, sunflower or pumpkin. Try nuts instead of seeds, my kids like raw pecans, almonds, or pine nuts.
If you don’t like cilantro (gasp), use basil or parsley.