Do you love coffee? Who doesn’t right?! Coffee is a part of almost everyone’s lives as it brings comfort and an added energy boost!
Coffee is always better when you pair it with a healthy snack.
If you drink black coffee alone, it can spike your cortisol (stress hormone), leaving you feeling pretty crummy. No one wants that!
Instead, try adding some healthy alternatives to your coffee along with healthy snacks. You will enjoy the benefits of coffee without the anxiety that can come with drinking black coffee alone.
I also always eat a little before my coffee so I don’t drink coffee on an empty stomach. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can also spike cortisol and cause anxiety and upset stomach.
The good news for coffee lovers is there are plenty of healthy snacks that are a perfect match with coffee!
Try these 19 healthy snacks to pair with coffee!
Healthy Snack Ideas to Pair with Coffee
1) Flourless Banana Bread
Banana bread is a timeless favorite. My family goes through so many bananas and every once in a while I realize we have a bunch that has gone brown. These are perfect for banana bread.
Our family doesn’t eat much wheat, so my go-to recipe for flourless banana bread uses oats. This recipe pairs perfectly with coffee and can be eaten at breakfast time or as an afternoon snack.
2) Maple Syrup Marshmallows
Adding maple syrup marshmallows to my coffee is my all-time favorite way to enjoy a hot cup of joe! They melt in so nicely and make your coffee taste amazing!
3) Fresh Fruit
Having a fruit salad with your coffee is a great way to get in some healthy carbs with your morning meal. Fresh fruit also makes a perfect healthy snack for morning meetings!
4) Greek Yogurt
I always have greek yogurt on hand at my house. It is super high in protein and will help balance out the caffeine from the coffee. A win-win!
5) Coffee Cake
Coffee cake may not be the healthiest snack on this list but how could I not add it? It has coffee in the name!
Try making a batch of coffee cake at home and eat it with your coffee.
6) Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
Dark chocolate is one of my favorite foods and pairing it with almonds and coffee makes it more balanced. It’s a delicious treat to have with your afternoon coffee!
7) Cheese Omelete
I eat a cheese omelet every day for breakfast and it is the perfect snack or breakfast to have with your morning coffee!
8) Rice Cake with Nut Butter
Having a rice cake with nut butter is a healthy snack to eat with coffee. You can even add a few toppings like fresh strawberries or organic chocolate chips.
It is very balanced and will help balance your blood sugar levels.
9) Milk Chocolate Covered Popcorn
Popcorn is a great healthy snack because it is high in fiber and loaded with healthy antioxidants! If you melt some dark chocolate onto it becomes a sweet treat that pairs wonderfully with iced coffee or hot coffee!
10) Ice Cream
Okay, this one is another one of my favorites! A scoop of organic vanilla ice cream is the perfect snack to have with coffee because you can put it right in your mug. Delicious!
11) Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is trendy and delicious. It’s the perfect savory snack to eat in the morning or afternoon with your coffee. Also, avocados are a great source of potassium!
12) Cinnamon Rolls
We always make homemade cinnamon rolls over the holidays at my house and of course, they taste amazing with coffee!
13) Chocolate Cake
Okay, this one isn’t the healthiest but chocolate cake and coffee are a match made in heaven! Soooo good!
14) White Chocolate
White chocolate is super sweet so you only need a little bit to add some sweet flavor to your coffee.
15) Belgian Waffles
Big fluffy waffles are always a win with coffee!
16) French Toast
French toast is a childhood favorite and is so good paired with coffee. Make it at home from scratch and you’ll have the perfect healthy snack!
17) Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies have a great chewy texture and will work wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee. To make them healthy choose organic ingredients and you could also go flourless!
18) Bagel with Cream Cheese
A bagel with cream cheese is a classic that pairs perfectly with coffee and will leave you feeling satisfied.
To make it a healthier option go for an organic bagel (or gluten-free) with organic cream cheese. So yummy!
Muffins are another great option for coffee. Make them at home and you can make them as healthy as you wish!
Is Coffee Good For You?
I’ve been seeing so much conflicting information on whether coffee is good for you or not lately and it can get pretty overwhelming.
But to be honest, isn’t that with everything? There is always going to be someone on both sides of almost everything saying it is either good or bad.
The good news is there are many studies that show coffee can have great health benefits such as decreasing the risk of cancer, protecting against kidney stones, helping with cardiovascular function, and much more.
So if you’re a coffee lover, don’t worry about whether coffee is good or bad just be sure to pick a high-quality coffee and enjoy!
The Best Type of Coffee
There are many different kinds of coffee such as Jamaican coffee, Guatemalan coffee, Costa Rican coffee, and more but the most important part of finding the best coffee is whether it has been tested for toxins and mold and whether it is organic.
Many companies have organic coffee but what people don’t know is it can still have mold and other toxins in it.
Whether you like dark roast coffee or light roast the best way to find a high-quality coffee is to look for mycotoxin-free organic coffee.
My go-to for coffee is Purity Coffee because they are lab-tested mold and mycotoxin free and high in antioxidants.
When I drink Purity Coffee I have less anxiety, stomach issues, and overall crash compared to drinking regular coffee.
You can try it for yourself with my code JESLYN10 for 10% off on the Purity Coffee website!
I hope you enjoyed these healthy coffee pairings and feel inspired to eat them with your coffee. One of the best things about coffee is the enjoyment that comes with drinking it.
No matter what time of day you drink your coffee adding a healthy snack is always a great idea!
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