Easy, No Brainer Swaps
With just a little bit of planning and preparation, you can enjoy snacks that are tasty, healthy and nutritious instead of processed, packaged rubbish!
Here are some of my favourites:
Choc dipped strawberries/frozen banana
Dip strawberries in melted dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) and freeze.
Take half a frozen banana, coat in melted dark chocolate and re-freeze. You could also roll it in chopped nuts after the chocolate.
Choc Nut Popcorn
Pop some natural popcorn and top with 1 tablespoon of your favourite nut butter, melted. Add a dusting of cocoa powder and enjoy.
Fresh fruit/veggie sticks
It’s a great idea to keep your favourite fresh fruit and containers of veggie sticks such as carrot, celery and peppers on hand for snacking. Knowing that they are already prepared is a simple way to avoid other temptations. Dip them in hummus or my quick & healthy 5-minute tzatziki dip for some extra protein & healthy fats.
Banana or apple slices with peanut butter
No explanation needed!
Hard boiled egg
Hard boiled eggs are not just handy as a snack in their own right, but can also be added to other ingredients such as tomato, avocado, hummus, chicken breast or tinned salmon for a quick and nutritious lunch.
Greek yoghurt and fruit
Mix some chopped fresh fruit or frozen berries to a tub of Greek yoghurt. You could also add some toasted muesli/granola, nuts, seeds or protein powder on top for an extra boost. Put it in a pretty bowl to make it feel special!
Choose at least 70% cocoa and enjoy a couple of squares of dark chocolate with a cup of tea to take away the mid-afternoon slump. Make the tea Rooibos or green for an even bigger anti oxidant boost.
Five minute banana oat cookies
These are great with your mid-morning or afternoon cuppa. Made with only a few ingredients and really quick to whip up, they make a healthy after school snack for the kids too. Get the recipe here
Greek yoghurt smoothie
Blend yoghurt with protein powder, banana, berries, or watermelon for a quick, nutritious post gym snack.
Frozen grapes/watermelon or berries
Freeze grapes, blueberries, raspberries or watermelon chunks with a drizzle of lime juice for a sweet and juicy cold treat.
Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later!