Yo, what’s good homies? It’s ya boy Dan here to talk about one of the most important issues in the weed community: the munchies. We all know how it goes, you hit that joint or take a fat dab and suddenly your stomach is growling louder than a lion. And let’s be real, the first thing most of us reach for is a bag of chips or a box of cookies. But what if I told you there’s a way to satisfy those cravings without ruining your health and fitness goals? That’s right, today we’re talking about healthy foods to eat while high.
So, why do we get the munchies anyway? Well, it’s all thanks to those cannabinoids in marijuana, especially THC. When you smoke or consume weed, THC binds to the receptors in our brain that control our appetite, making us hungry as hell. But here’s the thing, it’s not just about getting high. The way you consume your weed can also affect how strong your munchies are. For example, vaping has a higher bioavailability rate than edibles, meaning you’ll get more THC from vaping. And apparently, smoking weed makes you crave food more than eating brownies. Crazy, right?
But enough of that science stuff, let’s get down to business. The key to avoiding unhealthy snacking while high is simple: plan ahead. Don’t just stock up on bags of chips and candy bars, because we all know how that ends up. Instead, prepare yourself with some healthy snacks that will satisfy your cravings without all the extra calories.
Here are some of the best options if you’re trying to snack while still being mindful of your health:
Air-popped popcorn – Popcorn is a great option for when the hunger pangs strike because it’s low in calories and fat yet packing plenty of fiber to keep you feeling full. Season with herbs and spices instead of butter or oil for even more flavor.
Fruit – Fresh fruit is the ultimate way to satisfy the munchies without going overboard. Fruits like apples, oranges, grapes, and bananas are all tasty treats with lots of vitamins and antioxidants plus natural sweetness to tame those cravings.
Homemade smoothie – If you’ve got access to a blender, whip together a satisfying smoothie with Greek yogurt, protein powder, frozen berries, banana, almond milk, and any other goodies you want to throw into the mix. This will give you energy, dietary fiber, calcium and potassium—all good things!
Veggies + hummus – Veggie sticks like carrots, celery, bell peppers, cucumbers etc dipped in hummus make a nutritious crunchy snack that’ll totally quell those pesky weed munchies. The fiber from veggies helps slow digestion to keep you fuller longer too.
Dark chocolate – Now we’re talkin’! Dark chocolate has tons of benefits including containing flavonoids which act as antioxidants in your body. Plus it tastes damn delicious. Choose dark chocolate bars with at least 70% cocoa content for maximum antioxidant power and minimum sugar content.
Nuts & seeds – Nuts add healthy fats to your diet while also giving you an energy boost. They range from walnuts, to almonds, cashews, pistachios and beyond. You can top salads or oatmeal with them or eat plain by the handful—just watch out on portion size since nuts are high in calories. Pumpkin seeds have loads of zinc and magnesium for added nutrition points.
Trail Mix – Combine some of the above items along with dried fruits like cranberries and raisins for a homemade trail mix that hits multiple snacky cravings at once. Sprinkle it over cereal or yogurt bowls or take alone for a portable snack on the go.
Now ya know what eats to reach for next time yo gettin’ munched up from da ganja smoke! Keep it healthy fam and blaze away 🙂