From what I’ve read, the macrobiotic lifestyle (and it is a full lifestyle, as I’m now able to see) does not encourage or promote on-the-go snacking. One of the tenets is eating slowly and consciously.
However, my lifestyle as a SAHM and part time fitness instructor in urban Dallas does require both on-the-go snacking and even meals on the go. Most playdates don’t take place at a macrobiotic restaurant, you know.
Google really failed me, so I came up with my own macrobiotic snacks. Here’s what I have so far.
- Organic brown rice cakes (affiliate link) – make sure there is nothing added. No oil, no flavor. I like the Lundberg brand.
- Mary’s Gone Crackers (affiliate link) – the only crackers I can find that don’t contain binding agents, sugar, preservatives or oil. Rice and quinoa.
- Organic freeze dried strawberries (affiliate link) – regular dried strawberries use tons of sugar, so freeze dried is the way to go. According to the guy who gave me the diet, strawberries are ok.
- Tahini – I put it in small containers to dip rice crackers or crackers.
- Hummus – look for brands without canola oil or olive oil, because those oils are often avoided by macrobiotics. I found a local brand, the texture is a bit different but I grew accustomed to it. You could also make your own.
- Dried nori seaweed (affiliate link) – it’s actually pretty yummy on it’s own. There is some oil in these, so watch your intake. My kids love it!
That’s it for now, I’ll update this post if I discover more.