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Friday, July 8, 2016

Smart Snacks for Recovery

Putting a healthful diet on your radar is an important part of your overall recovery and relapse strategy. After all, proper nutrition is an important part of healing your body and mind from the damage of addiction. The goal is to stay full, energized, and alert throughout the day – this will help you better complete recovery tasks, have willpower, and make smart decisions – and to distinguish hunger cues from cravings. 

One way to do this is to incorporate regular snacks into your diet. This doesn’t mean loading up on processed, sugary foods, which could lead to a sugar addiction, or at the very least, an energy roller coaster. Instead, the trick to snacking for a healthy recovery is to choose nutrient-rich foods and filling combos of protein and fiber. 

14 Filling Food Combos 
Add these simple, portable (and, of course, yummy) snack ideas to your recovery diet: 
  • Hard-boiled egg and slice of whole-wheat toast
  • Whole-grain toast or celery sticks with dollop of natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • Plain Greek yogurt with blueberries
  • Hummus with carrot sticks or sliced bell peppers 
  • Low-fat string cheese with whole-wheat crackers
  • Turkey roll-ups wrapped in lettuce with apple slices
  • Apple with handful of raisins and dollop of nut butter
  • Half of whole-grain bagel with ricotta, strawberries, and honey
  • Whole-grain waffle with dollop of nut butter and yogurt
  • Oatmeal with handful of crushed almonds or berries
  • Edamame
  • Brown rice cake with ¼ of an avocado
  • 2 cups of watermelon and handful of pistachios
  • Banana slices with ¼ teaspoon of Nutella 
Nutrition Planning at Complete Harmony
Helping clients plan healthful meals to enrich their body and mind is just one of the many features of our hybrid addiction treatment. By integrating conventional and holistic recovery approaches, we help restore balance to the whole person. To learn more, call: 866-930-4673.



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