Have you got that vague ‘I could go a nap’ kinda feeling between meals?
Put down the Snickers bar and keep reading for some great healthy snack ideas for between meals to keep hangry at bay.
Boiled Eggs – A boiled egg might be small, but it is packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin E and folate. With 6.29 grams of protein and just 78 calories, a hard-boiled egg is a food that can refuel your body and help control hunger.
Pistachios – Pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, fibre and protein. And at only about 4 calories each they are a no brainer!
Fruit with Cheese – Now I am not talking a a whole cheese platter kinda thing. I mean a few pieces of fruit cut with some cheese. The best option is a small apple sliced with some tasty cheese slices. High in fibre, protein and calcium and will keep you fuller for longer.
Hummus Dip with Veg – Hummus ( if you get a good quality one or make it yourself ) is a simple dip of chickpeas, oliveoil, lemon juice and salt. Pair it with some chopped fresh raw carrot, celery, broccoli or capsicum and you have a vitamin rich snack with lots of healthy fats and protein to fight the hunger cravings.
Apple with Nut Butter – Apples with peanut butter are actually a very healthy snack to eat any time of the day. Although apples with peanut butter is a snack that is high in calories and fat ( good fat) , it is nothing you need to be concerned about as long as you choose natural peanut butter over regular.
Greek Yoghurt – Greek Yoghurt has so much protein. It is also easier to digest than most other yoghurts and is also low in sugar. It is also a great probiotic for a healthy immune system and promotes good gut health.
Cottage Cheese with Cucumber, Tomato and salt and pepper – Chop some tomato and cucumber and mix with with cottage cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (and if you want any other seasonings, but I don’t add any!) and EAT. Fresh, easy and filling! Full of protein, vitamins, good fats and calcium!
Protein Balls and Energy Balls – Who doesn’t love a little ball of sweet and healthy goodness? With natural fibre to help satiate and keep you regular, protein to keep you fuller for longer, and a fudgy inside with a coconut rough exterior, they are unbeatable. The best part is you can buy or make them in any flavour you like – our personal favourites are choccy – of course – and salted caramel (click here to see them on our snack menu).
Kombucha – there’s loads of reasons kombucha is just so dang awesome (as you can see here), not the least because it’s so damn dasty! Loaded with great things for your gut, and the perfect substitute for those nasty soft drinks, kombucha should be on your go to list this year.
Cold Pressed Juice – Unlike fruit juice concentrate, cold pressed juice is jam-packed with ingredients to detoxify and boost your immune system. They make a perfect fix between meals because they’re so nutrient-dense and fibrous, and won’t putyou on a sugar high. Check our three delish flavours of cold pressed juices on our snack menu: In Full Swing (mandarin, carrot, peach, turmeric), Take A Chill Pill (coconut water, spinach, cucumber, celery, kale, parsley, lemon, lime), and Down to Earth (beetroot, carrot, mandarin, ginger, blackberry, lime).
There are hundreds more healthy snacks but these are my easy go to ones that don’t take much preparation and don’t cost a bomb! Enjoy!