Many people believe that snacking leads to weight gain. This isn’t necessarily true as the key to whether snacking is food or bad for you is the types of snacks that you consume. With a little time, you can choose carefully and choose something that can be a healthy addition to your diet providing vitamins, minerals protein and fibre.
Healthy snack ideas
- Mixed nuts with blueberries, raspberries, dark chocolate chips.
- Grapes with apple chunks, lemon juice, raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Veggies such as peppers, cucumber, carrot or celery sticks paired with a dip such as hummus, cottage cheese topped with chilli flakes, homemade guacamole.
- Crispy spicy roasted chickpeas.
- Honey and oat energy balls.
- Beetroot chocolate chip muffins.
- Medjool dates, orange segments, chocolate chips.
- Rice cakes.
- Greek yoghurt and red berries.
- Dark chocolate and almonds.
- Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
- Olives, cherry tomatoes and fetta
- If you can’t resist some high-fat crisps, chocolate or sweets opt for smaller ‘Fun Sized’ treats. The smaller portion will help you to keep the balance right.
- We often mistake hunger for being thirsty, so try having a drink and waiting ten minutes to see if the hunger craving has passed or not.