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Best Snacks for the Munchies

best snacks for the munchies

Best Munchies Snacks

To whom marijuana is given, munchies are expected. There are stoners who are of the opinion that munchies are more psychological (with reasons) than biological. Regardless, there’s no such thing as over preparedness. You’re better off munching than starving in the event that the munchies do attack. Our selection of the best snacks for the munchies are your best line of defense.

What are the munchies caused by?

Do you suddenly and voraciously crave food after consuming cannabis? Congratulations friend, you’ve got the munchies! Simply put, it’s a slang word that describes craving for food as a result of cannabis consumption.

Why does weed give you the munchies?

Is there science behind the munchies? Well, yes! We aren’t going to bother you with too much science as interesting as it may seem. You will definitely appreciate the basics (stoners aren’t dummies). A study published in Nature Neuroscience found that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol – the active ingredient in marijuana) increased the ability to smell food and taste it more acutely in mice. The better it tastes, the more you want. Gracias Mary Jane.

How to not get munchies when smoking weed

You’re going to get the munchies no matter what. Thanks for the closure science! We now know ‘almost certainly’ that marijuana doesn’t biologically induce hunger. It just magically transforms you into a bon vivant that inhales food and snacks. Marijuana literally gives you a better taste of the finer things in life (hold yourself together you pig!). When next you’re low on appetite, you know what to do (thanks Doc). But if you’re looking at your waistline, we’ve included healthy snacks for the weed munchies too!

Stock up on healthy stoner snacks

There have been incidences where stoners enjoyed bitter foods and snacks while smacked. Did someone just unlock a new strategy for eating vegetables? The experience might be different but you’re welcome to experiment. When marijuana takes over, we eat to eat. You might want to start with snacks first. The best stoner snacks for the munchies are here to magnify your experience and they can even be healthy too!


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Bowl of Cereal (Source: Unsplash)

Cereal is the readily available go-to crunchy munchy (with or without milk). They’re cheap, crunchy, sweet, available in almost every store and can be stored for a long time. You’ll be surprised at how you can quickly chew through a box of coco pops when stoned. You definitely can’t go wrong with cereals. But hold on player, it might not be healthy to inhale a box of coco pops in a day. Go easy on the pigging out if you can or choose a healthier alternative on the list.


 watermelon cubes
Sliced Watermelon (Source: Unsplash)

I bet you’ll never find a better use for watermelons than as a healthy stoner snack for the munchies. We aren’t asking you to slice a watermelon and chew away, that would be too obvious. There’s a secret recipe (one you may have never tried). Before your next roast session, slice up a head of watermelon into really tiny bits. Get them refrigerated while you get wasted. Don’t let them get frozen. Just the right amount of chill. When the munchies hit, pull out your secret weapon. It’s going to be a day for testimonies. You can also try this with bananas, apples, pineapples or a fruit salad.


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Chocolate (Source: Unsplash)

In whatever shape, size or form chocolate appears, it’s a must have snack for the munchies. People eat chocolate for all sorts of reasons and it’s easy to see why. Chocolate is rich in chemical substances that make you feel good. We may refer to it as the marijuana for babies! There might even be such a thing as a chocolate high. That’s not to imply that chocolate is meant for only babies (you get the idea). Dark chocolate is even better as it rich in antioxidants. The feel good sensation it produces as it melts in your mouth is an introduction to its awesomeness.


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Pizza (Source: Unsplash)

The Italian legend has successfully served many occasions and made them worthwhile. The munchies are one of those occasions. If marijuana and pizza brawled it out in a contest for addiction, who do you think would win? Your answer is wrong if you picked marijuana. Fatty, sweet and rich? Pizza rings every bell for food addiction. You would even love pizza more when the munchies come crawling. Make sure to share the slices with your stoned friends or you might turn into a big.

Potato Chips

crispy potato chips
Potato Chips (Source: Unsplash)

The salty crunchy king is a sport! This and popcorn are the two snacks you can eat on loop without getting filled. Sometimes, you don’t want to get filled up but you wish to keep gnashing them teeth like a ruminant chewing cud. You can savor the “not so sweet” and satisfying taste of chips for a lengthy time. The crunch makes it more interesting. It’s never a boring time with crispy potato chips (veggie chips are a sweet healthy alternative to Lay’s).

Other Quick Stoner Snacks

  • Mango
  • Cookie dough
  • Nutella
  • Slurpee
  • Top Ramen
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Pop Tarts
  • Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
  • Chili cheese fries
  • Rice Krispies treats

Ready for an explosive snacking experience stoned?

Set up your snacks for the munchies beforehand and let marijuana show you how professional chefs taste food. Think Remy from Ratatouille. For an explosive experience, you can get stoned with your snacks handy while you binge through the must see sci-fi movies to watch high. Any good stoner snacks we missed, let us know in the comments!