Sometimes when you get high, it’s not uncommon to feel hungry, like going out for greasy and getting all the combos through the driveway. We’ve all been there: munchies and getting high can be dangerous for your wallet when you like food.
Aside from these traumatic experiences, a side effect of cannabis and psychoactive cannabinoids is getting hungry. And to that, the community has commonly called it “the munchies.” Some people love the experience and go the extra mile. Others tend to mix it up and go for the craziest combinations.
If you, too, want to make the most out of high without breaking the bank and getting greasy foods, we got you. In this article, we’ve made a small guide of our favorite healthy snacks to keep around so your munchies don’t get the worst of you. And best of all, we also have a few favorites that will keep you away from just another chip bag.
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- Getting the “munchies” is a common side effect of trying psychoactive cannabinoids, specifically delta 9 and delta 8 THC.
- This phenomenon happens as delta 9 THC can affect the proteins in the CB1 and CB2 receptors that regulate appetite.
- Finding good healthy snacks to chomp on while high is generally easy: from soft fruits, yogurt pops, and rice cakes to guac, chicharrones, and hummus; there is a world of treats out there that can keep it healthy.
Why do You Get the Munchies When You’re High
Before you start getting creative with some edibles or making cannabutter for your snacks, let’s chat about munchies. Edibles and snacks are not the same. The first one is usually a food product infused with hemp-derived extracts. Since edibles tend to be intense, they aren’t usually consumed as snacks since they can get pretty potent quickly. Now, why do you get the urge to eat snacks when high? THC binds to the proteins in the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These are partly responsible for controlling hunger, increasing appetite, and accelerating digestion. This can be a side effect if you consume too much THC, but even consumers with a high tolerance can feel the munchies as part of the experience.
Best Healthy Munchies when High
Sadly, not all munchies can be takeout or drive-through meals. If you want to try a few alternatives to get a little balanced without having to miss your next session, here are some of our favorite healthy snacks to get while high.
Fresh Vegetables with Hummus
Veggies are a good source of nutrients while keeping things low-calorie. These can give different textures to your eating experience, and the hummus just tops everything off. Hummus is full of protein and rich, giving you a delicious combo to snack with.
If you’ve tried Mexican or Tex-Mex food, you probably know how a simple dip like guac can change things up. Made from avocado and veggies, this snack is high in healthy fats like omega 3 but also pretty good with fiber and flavor. You can eat it with tortilla chips, toast, or spoonfuls if you want to skip carbs altogether. Or even better yet, try it with some chicharrones for a full Mexican munchies experience.
Now, chicharrones. This food is basically a heritage for both Hispanic and Filipino communities and a great ally for munchies. These pork rinds are fluffy, have a great texture, and are filled with high protein while keeping things low-carb. You can enjoy them on your own, add some guac or salsa, or get creative and add different sauces.
Veggie Straws Chips
Want to cut down on your carbs? Veggie straw chips are a good alternative, and you can find some brands made with potatoes, spinach, or even tomatoes. These are low fat and low calorie, and you can even get them in bulk at your favorite supermarket as well.
Not only are they good for attracting squirrels, but nuts are also a decent snack. They are full of proteins, healthy fats, and even fiber. These also have a good source of vitamin E and even magnesium. Just make sure you don’t have any allergies and stay away from peanut butter, as it can have added sugar.
Best Sweet, Healthy Snacks While High
Not all people like salty treats, so we’ve also thought about some of the best sweet snacks. A few of them might sound weird, but hear us out; some fruits, like mangoes, actually have natural terpenes that could enhance your high just by having them. Let’s explore some of our top choices down below.
Fruits are pretty solid options when you want a snack, both with and without munchies. Now, if available, we fully recommend going for mangoes. They are delicious, slightly tart, and have natural terpenes that can give you the sweet taste you might be craving. If you want something soft like a banana or strawberry, these are also low-calorie and pretty friendly to get without breaking the bank.
Frozen Fruit Yogurt Pops
These are an incredible alternative to ice cream or popsicles. These can make a delicious sweet and frozen treat that is low in calories. You can even get low-fat yogurt pops, which are great for adding some protein and probiotics while enjoying your high.
Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter
Now, hear me out. Instead of getting peanut butter and jam sandwiches, you can choose rice cakes instead. These are low-calorie options with lots of fiber and proteins. You could alternatively also have some peanut butter with apples. Just make sure to balance out the PB portion so you don’t exceed your positive fat intake.
Fizzy Soda: Sugar-free Carbonated Drinks
If you have a craving for soda, you can try sugar-free carbonated drinks. These will help with any cravings for sweets; just make sure to choose drinks with monk fruit or sweeteners that won’t get your sugar levels up. Flavored sparkling water can also be a great option too if you don’t mind swapping it.
Salty, Healthy Snacks for When You’re High
Lastly, you can get some salty snacks to enjoy while high. Some people might get the “cottonmouth” feeling when high and salty foods could also lead to this, so try to get a few drinks or water nearby to help with this. That aside, let’s take a look at our favorite salty snacks.
Sweet & Salty Popcorn Mix
Now, a pretty solid way to satisfy your cravings for sweet and salty is by getting a popcorn mix. Whether you buy them premade or buy something to make on the stove, popcorn is a low-calorie treat you can even make in bulk to enjoy with your favorite anime, movie, or series.
Edamame with Soy & Sesame Seed
Edamame is not only delicious but contains lots of nutrients that you can benefit from. They are full of protein, fiber, and even healthy fats. Adding some soy sauce and sesame seeds can really change up your snacking game. And if you like spice, you can add some sriracha and even some light mayo to the mix for some delicious snacking as well.
Greek Yogurt with Pretzels
Lastly, pretzels are one of our favorite ways to fill the crunch and salty cravings when we get the munchies. However, trying the greek yogurt-covered pretzels can add a nice touch to a typically really savory treat. The yogurt also adds lots of protein and fiber, while pretzels keep things crunchy and low-calorie.
How to Get the Best Munchies
Now that we’ve explored some of the best snacks out there, you’ll want to get some treats to get you high in the first place. Our personal favorites are edibles since they get the munchie feeling intensified.
Our first go-to is the Blue Razz HHC Gummies. You’ll get high in no time with a blast of flavor, longer shelf-life, and 25mg of HHC per gummy. HHC is a hemp-derived cannabinoid that’s about 80% of delta 9 THC’s potency, making it pretty potent thanks to its hydrogen bonds and resistance to light and heat degradation, which extends its potency for longer.
However, if you miss delta 9 THC, you can always try out our Mango Crush Full Spectrum Delta 9 Gummies. With delicious tropical fruit notes, each gummy has about 10mg of our sweet THC extract and 15mg of other cannabinoids that synergize naturally.
Or if you feel like going on an adventure right at home, the Strawberry Sour Belt candy is perfect for sharing and veterans. With a whopping 300mg of delta 8 THC per candy, these magic candy rolls are perfect for sharing or enjoying on your own if you like intense experiences. And with its deliciously sweet and sour fruity flavor, you’ll want to keep your snacks nearby.
Or lastly, try some tokes and light munching. If you want to stay social and enjoy your vapor without the hassle of a battery, try our version of Melonado in the Dart XL line. This delta 8 THC vape pen has two total grams of our delicious Delta-8 extract and some incredible terpenes that add skunky and tropical fruit notes.
You’ll love the indica-based Hindu Kush Delta 8 THC Vape Cart if you already have a battery or preferred heating device. It gives all the delicious spice and chai moments, but this full-gram cart will let you relax and unwind while snacking on your couch or bed.
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