If you’re craving something salty

Deutschland, Studio, geröstete Kichererbsen als Snack

Deutschland, Studio, geröstete Kichererbsen als Snack

“When you’re overly stressed, your adrenal glands release cortisol, which can make you ravenous for high-fat, salty foods,” says Ashvini Mashru, RD, nutritionist and owner of Wellness Nutrition Concepts, LLC in Malvern, Penn. That’s why stress often drives weight gain. But you can satisfy salty cravings without tacking tons of extra calories on to your day. Gans recommends roasting chickpeas tossed in heart-healthy olive oil and sprinkled with herbs and salt. “Chickpeas are a great choice when you don’t know what you want to eat because they’re a light snack, you can eat them on the go, and you can also experiment with different seasoning combos, depending on your mood,” says Gans. “And olive oil is a healthy fat that contains a monounsaturated, omega-9 fatty acid, important vitamins and antioxidants.”