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Healthy breakfast and dinner comes easy to me.

Oats, eggs, yoghurt, muesli, fruit and smoothies make breakfast my favourite healthy meal of the day.

While dinner is always relatively easy in its simplicity;  protein and veg, pimped up with spices, herbs and varying the cooking method or lack thereof in the form of a humble throw together salad.

Like most, snacks are my weakness.

You are hungry, usually busy or worse, bored.

Sugar levels and energy are low and the body is begging you for a quick fix. Most of my week’s healthy good intentions unravel in the form of snacks (and wine but that’s another story)

Smart snackers are those that are prepared and keep healthy snack-friendly food in stock for when the munchies attack.

My fridge and cupboards are always stocked with the following for grab & go healthy snacks.

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Hummus
  • Celery sticks
  • Apples
  • Almonds
  • Almond butter
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Protein powder
  • Multigrain crackers
  • Low fat cheese
  • Bananas

Five healthy snack ideas to try

Here are some of my favourite snack recipes for when my sweet tooth is calling and I’m looking for that that fast fix to fullness. All low carb, high in protein and with some good fat for that instant satisfaction factor.

 

  1. Faux-Nuts

    Make like do-nut by coring and slicing an apple along the equator. Then top your faux-nut with your healthy topping of choice. My favourite? Greek yoghurt mixed with some peanut or almond butter.
    Recipe to try : Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Faux-Nut

  2. Peanut Butter & Jelly Pots

    Layers of tangy creamy Greek yoghurt, sweet mixed berries and fudgey dense peanut butter works so well together and feel like a real treat
    Recipe to try : Peanut Butter and Jelly Pots

  3. Bliss balls

    Make a big stash of protein balls to store in your freezer to grab when you know you will be on the run. These mango macadamia ones are extra special. When I am about I also buy Macro’s Snack Bites, I love the date, pecan and spirulina version. Also the Bounce Balls, particularly the Superberry Vitality Burst
    Recipe to try : Macadamia and Mango Protein Balls

  4. Crackers & Cheese

    Multi-grain crackers mixed with some low fat cheese will always keep you fueled. I love making cu-cracker stacks. Slices of cucumber layered with low fat cheese and some tangy relish on the side
    Recipe to try : Cu-crackers, cheese and relish

  5. Protein smoothie

    In its simplest form just some protein powder mixed with almond milk or even water can keep you powering until your next meal. If I’m near a blender I love to add some greens and fruit and sometimes even a shot of espresso for a real afternoon boost. My espresso grunt smoothie will have you smashing through your afternoon tasks.
    Smoothie recipes to try :  Mango and Peach , Choc-Cherry, Apple Pie. Espresso, Banana, Pine-Coco, Blueberry Green, Green Tea & Pear

Whats your go to healthy snack?

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