If you’ve ever gotten high, you’ve likely experienced a severe case of the munchies. While junk food and sugary treats easily cure that growling in your belly, it’s not always best for your waistline. Like the dreaded freshman fifteen in college, munchies can cause regular smokers to gain weight quickly. Rather than settling for a guilt-trip after smoking bowl and indulging in your favorite candy, reach for these healthy alternatives to crush your need for munchies recommended by you’re the best dispensary in Denver.
Dry mouth is one of the most common side effects of smoking, and it can leave you reaching for your favorite sugary drink over and over again. Rather than stocking up on soda, make a fruit smoothie after your smoke session. Use your favorite frozen fruit and sweeten it with orange or apple juice rather than ice cream and sugar. The cold will feel great when you’re high and the burst of nutrients will keep you full without the sugar crash. You can even add a bit of protein powder for an added kick and a banana to make the smoothie creamy and delicious.
Chips and Guacamole
When you’re stoned, crunchy foods can really hit the spot. However, that bag of potato chips packs a bunch of nutritionally void calories, saturated fat, and chemical preservatives. Satisfy your craving for all things crunchy by reaching for tortilla chips with guacamole instead. You can either make your own chips and guac or buy store-made versions. Either way, they’ll be better for you than greasy potato chips. Best of all, avocados have many benefits
that are preserved even when they’re mashed up into guacamole. For an added health boost, ditch the chips and use veggies to scoop up the creamy deliciousness.
Sometimes, your sweet tooth will demand to be satisfied. While chocolate does the trick, it’s far from the healthiest option. Instead of stocking up on your favorite candy the next time you’re at the store, pick up a bunch of grapes. These little morsels pack a ton of flavor and are sure to satisfy your craving for all things sweet. For a delicious and refreshing twist, take the grapes off the stem and pop them in the freezer overnight. This makes the fruit more like a bite-sized popsicle that’s perfect for warmer weather.
Let’s face it—dips are a mainstay of every cure for the munchies and hummus fits the bill. This magical combination of olive oil, chickpeas, and tahini packs a ton of protein and is relatively low calorie, so eating the whole container shouldn’t make you feel guilty. You can eat it plain or season it with just about anything you can imagine. We recommend a chopped olives and feta cheese for a great Mediterranean-style snack.
Once you’ve got your pantry filled with healthy snack options, stop by Altitude Dispensary today and pick up some fresh bud for the week. Our friendly budtenders are happy to recommend a new strain or hook you up with your old favorite. Contact us
for more information on our current specials today.