PCOS friendly snacks consist of natural, minimally processed, balanced foods. As a registered dietitian working with women with PCOS, I emphasis focusing on fiber and whole-food products. Focusing on fiber aids in blood glucose regulation, and choosing mostly whole-food ingredients helps eliminate added sugars and saturated fats which can promote inflammation which is already a concern for PCOS patients. Choosing foods that are high in protein to pair with sources of carbohydrate can also have a positive effect on insulin resistance seen in PCOS.

This can be a lot of manage and plan out, so we wanted to help! We outlined our favorite 8 PCOS friendly snacks just for you!

Almond Granola Bars

PCOS Friendly Snacks

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In a hurry and only have time for hand-held snacks? This recipe is for you!

Chia Seed Pudding

chia seed pudding

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If you have time to prepare a satisfying pudding snack for the next day, give this recipe a go!

Chocolate Mint Cookie Bites

energy bite

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We created this recipe for those who like to finish a meal with something sweet, but in a balanced way! Eating 1-3 of these cookie bites could also work as a balanced snack.

Guacamole and Homemade Tortilla Chips

PCOS friendly snacks

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Some people out prefer salty over sweet, and we know that! So, here is a recipe on our PCOS friendly snacks list that satisfies a salty craving.

Peanut Butter Chickpea Dip 

Chickpea Dip

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This dip recipe is a great contribution to any potluck! And the best part is you know that it will be filling and satisfying with fiber and protein!

Matcha Pistachio Energy Balls

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Here is another recipe that isn’t overtly sweet to satisfy that ‘3-o’clock snack time’ feeling.

Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpeas

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Roasted chickpeas are easy to make and have a long shelf life. Find the recipe here for another salty PCOS friendly snack.

Sweet Potato Toast

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Toast isn’t only for breakfast time! You can enjoy toast any time of day, find the recipe here!

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