• Felicia Newell, BSc, MSc(c), RD(c)

12 Best Healthy Snacks to Prevent Being Hangry

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Do we all know the dreaded feeling of being ‘hangry’? I think we do, but just in case...

Urban Dictionary definition (because that counts right?): “When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both. An amalgum of hungry and angry invented to describe that feeling when you get when you are out at a restaurant and have been waiting over an hour to get the meal that you have ordered”. My definition of being hangry:

That point where you’ve been so busy, you keep telling yourself...“I'll get something to eat after I finish this task…”

(one hour later) “I’ll eat after I complete this other task…”

(two hours later) “I don’t care, don’t talk to me, I’m freaking starving.” (or some variation)

Co-worker/Friend/Anyone: “I have a box of donuts, would you like to have 1...or 6?” (again, or some variation)

You: “For the love of god, give me the whole box.”

Anyway, you get the point, right? We’ve all been there. Lost track of time, didn’t get a chance to eat, and now we are at the point where it doesn’t matter if it’s a bag of Doritos or a baby donkey (kidding of course...just a metaphor) put in front of us, either way we’re going to eat it.

Well here are some of the best nutrient-packed healthy snack foods, to either grab on the go or pack for lunch, to avoid the case of those ‘hangries’.