Never feel guilty after having the munchies again!
Let’s face it. Just about everything is great about consuming cannabis, aside from of course the strict laws that are slowly but surely changing. But there is one other aspect about getting high that is sadly not too desirable either.
When you’ve smoked that fat bowl and suddenly the weed kicks in, one of the first things that might hit you is the munchies. For some, the munchies are a welcome visitor. For others, it really puts a dent in their meal-planning and healthy-eating streak that had been going so strong for so long.
But why do you need to compromise your health and progress in clean-eating just because you get the munchies? Believe it or not, there is a multitude of healthy options that you can snack on, or even full-on-out indulge in while you are blazing hard. Don’t worry – these choices don’t taste bad either. You might even find that you start craving our healthy picks instead of the usual crap that stoners tend to reach for. There’s nothing wrong with munching on junk food, but we are just saying if that isn’t what you want, you have choices.
In this article we will walk you through some delicious, tasty foods that you can eat while high, so you can defeat the munchies once and for all the right way (until of course, you get high the next time!)
1. Greener Than Your Weed: Corn Tortilla Chips and Guacamole
The crunch of fresh tortilla chips and the creamy zing of just-made guac – not a lot in life can taste better than this. Not only does guacamole taste delicious, but it is also extremely healthy for you. Avocados are packed full of essential fatty oils, vitamins, and minerals, yet they still give you that melt in your mouth feeling that so many are looking for when they take a bite into their favorite dishes. For this reason, corn tortilla chips and guacamole are bound to satisfy your high craving, taking care of the munchies for you, all while still allowing you to stick to your careful meal planning and health regimen.
If you want to take your munchies up another notch, add some cannabis oil into your guacamole and give it an extra ganja kick, keeping you completely high, medicated, and fully satisfied for the rest of the day. Whether or not you want to eat your guac with the extra added cannabis, this recipe makes a killer batch of guacamole. Simply skip any of the ingredients mentioning cannabis if you want to stick with a dish that’ll defeat those munchies for you and won’t cause you to become any higher than you already are.
Check out our ganga guacamole recipe here.
2. Sweet and Spicy: Mango Salsa Placed in Fresh Tortillas
Another dish that just so happens to pair fabulously with the guacamole recipe we provided above if you’ve got a case of the super munchies, mango salsa offers a sweet alternative to classic salsa, and it is the perfect topping to wrap into a fresh tortilla with some beans, meat, or chopped veggies.
This low carb option comes complete with plenty of nutritious veggies and fruits, along with herbs and spices that are tasty beyond belief, but also really useful for your health. If you want to take this recipe up another notch, be sure to add in a little cannabis oil and get that extra healing that you’re in need of.
Follow this easy recipe and decide whether or not you want to skip the cannabis oil portion. If you’re opting for a cannabis-free option, jump past anything mentioning marijuana and go straight to the mango salsa ingredients and how-to.
If you like the sound of this mango marijuana salsa, you can find the recipe here.
3. Low-Carb, High-Protein: Fresh Veggies and Hummus for Dipping
Although it may seem plain, fresh veggies and hummus are a beautiful option for staying healthy but still satisfying your munchies. Hummus can be made in a variety of ways with endless different flavors, but here we will provide you with one of the most basic garlic hummus recipes. Hummus is packed with nutritious protein and the vegetables themselves are filled with vitamins but are low in carbs, all adding up to your body receiving useable food energy and power that it can store and exert during a later time. If you want to make a batch of veggies and hummus, here’s what you’ll need:
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, celery (sliced in longer pieces for easy dipping)
- 1 standard sized can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas and the juice of the beans
- ¼ tablespoon of cumin
- ¼ tablespoon of smoked paprika
- ⅛ tablespoon of cayenne pepper
- ¼ tablespoon of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of tahini (sesame seed paste)
- Juice from ½ lemon or lime
- 1 clove of fresh garlic (not chopped but peeled and crushed)
- ½-1 tablespoon of tamari (to taste)
What you’ll need to do:
Slice all of your vegetables into dippable pieces and set them aside for later. Throw all the other ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If the consistency ends up being too thick for your liking, add in some filtered water a little at a time until you achieve the consistency and texture that you desire. Scoop all of the hummus out of your food processor or blender and into a bowl. Dip your veggies into the hummus and enjoy!
4. Refreshing and Boosts Your Immune System: Fruit Salad with Plenty of Vitamin C
Fruit salad is packed full of essential vitamins for day-to-day healthy living, but it is also a refreshing and delicious snack to enjoy when you want something that can satisfy your cravings while you’re high. Although fruit salad is loaded with sugar, the sugars are from a natural origin so it does not have the same effect on your body as processed sugars tend to.
With fruit salad, it is best to go with a mixture of the softer, creamier fruits such as bananas and the zesty, citrus fruits such as grapefruits or oranges. This type of combination gives the fruit salad a bit more of an interesting dynamic, keeping your taste buds especially satisfied. In addition, throw in some type of crispy fruit which will add even more texture into the mix. If you are craving a quick, easy to prep fruit salad, here is how you can get started:
Ingredients you’ll need (only pick the ones that you enjoy):
- 1 lemon
- Mixed berries
What you’ll need to do:
Chop up all of your selected fruits into bite-sized pieces and throw them into a large mixing bowl. Squeeze the juice of ½-1 lemon over the chopped fruits (adjusting the amount depending on the size of the salad and personal preference) and give the entire contents a big mix. Top it off with a little zest from the lemon peel for an extra added punch, or pour over a tablespoon or two of cannabis oil if you want to boost your high a bit. Serve and enjoy!
5. Satisfies the Crunch: Home Baked Popcorn with Olive Oil and Black Pepper
Popcorn is not always considered a healthy snack, but it is not the actual corn kernel itself that creates the assumption of this selection being bad for you – rather it is the toppings. By opting for healthier toppings on homemade popcorn, you won’t have to worry about messing up your meal plan or diet, popcorn can be made nutritious too. Follow our easy instructions for a fast method of preparing freshly popped popcorn right on the stovetop in your kitchen.
Ingredients you’ll need:
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1-1½ cups of popcorn kernels (of your choosing)
- Olive oil for topping
- Sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
What you’ll need to do:
On medium heat, add your 3 tablespoons of coconut oil into a large pot. Throw in 4 individual popcorn kernels as soon as you turn on the heat. Once the 4 kernels pop, the oil is hot enough for the rest of the kernels. Add in the rest of your popcorn kernels and move the pot around with the lid closed in circular motions, giving it a bit of a shake. You’ll notice that the kernels will begin to pop rapidly. Once the popping has slowed down significantly, turn off the heat and open up the lid. Pour the contents of the pot into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil over your popcorn and then add black pepper and sea salt to taste. Give the popcorn a good mix, and enjoy your freshly made snack.
6. Wake & Bake Classic: Superfood Breakfast Bowl
Nothing can get your morning rolling better than a wake & bake followed by this superfood breakfast bowl recipe to satisfy your munchies and energize you for the day ahead. Superfoods are highly nutrient dense ingredients that provide tons of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, adding to your overall health and wellbeing. Many individuals consume these foods because it helps them feel great in life and function better.
This superfood breakfast bowl is no different, and can wake you up for all of those tasks you might want to take on, paired up with a nice, revitalizing sativa of course. If you want to get a little more baked while you’ve got the munchies then be sure to add cannamilk into your breakfast bowl. This recipe offers instructions on how to prepare your superfood breakfast bowl with added cannabis, but if you choose to skip the green, go straight to the steps on how to prepare the dish itself.
7. Gluten-free and Completely Healthy: Quick Prep Quinoa Salad
Most suitable for a lunch-time or dinner-time way to defeat your munchies, quinoa salad is an excellent healthy option that also acts as a great source of healthy carbs with some added protein, whilst remaining completely gluten-free. Quinoa salad can be prepared with a variety of ingredients, and if you want the dish to pack a bit of an extra punch, opt for adding in a spoon or two of cannabis oil for a longer-lasting high.
This recipe provides a quick way to prep a tasty quinoa salad with added cannabis, but if you aren’t in that kind of mood, skip over the sections that are about how to prepare cannabis oil.
Check our our cannabis quinoa salad recipe here.
8. All the Flavors at Once: Sweet Red Apples with Salted Crunchy Peanut Butter
Apples and peanut butter are a long-time healthy classic, but this combination never seems to get old. There is something so incredibly satisfying about munching down on some sweet, crispy apples, followed by the crunchy, saltiness of the peanut butter. This pairing seems to be especially enticing while you’re high and hungry AF, because this combo of flavors really does something to your taste buds. Plus, who doesn’t want to see a stoner trying to eat peanut butter?!
Prep your apples and peanut butter quick by purchasing some premade peanut butter at your local grocery store and slicing your apples into wedges that can be easily dipped. Cover your slices with the peanut butter, take a bite, and enjoy!
Our Final Thoughts on Healthy Foods to Eat While High
If you’ve been searching far and wide for foods to munch on when you’re feeling high and super hungry, then be sure to check out the options that we’ve provided on this list. No matter what you pick off of this list you can rest assured knowing that you won’t be harming your health in any way or messing with your meal planning/strict eating regimens, and best of all if you want to intensify your high a little bit, many of these recipes offer an extra-marijuana variation.
We hope you not only found this article to be entertaining but also educational and informative. It is important to remember that the consumption of cannabis is the sole responsibility of the user and discretion should always be taken.