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Healthy Snack Ideas

Our clients often ask what is a healthy snack?

It can be very hard to know what to choose when the afternoon hungries hits.

The goal is to choose a snack that is tasty, but is not packed full of refined sugars and over processed ingredients.  So instead of grabbing a packaged snack that claims to be healthy why not try some of our favourites…

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NUTS

Nuts are a healthy snack food because they are high in healthy fats, protein and fibre.

Just remember that a serving size is 30grams – so about a palm size.

FRUIT

Fruit is always a great snack.

Right now, you can pick up some tasty apples, bananas, grapes, kiwi, mangoes, oranges, pears, raspberries and strawberries. 

Two serves per day of fruit is recommended.

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YOGHURT
 
Yoghurt is another great snack option and is a great source of calcium, protein and many other vitamins and minerals.
 
I like to add some berries, mixed nuts and seeds for a delicious snack.
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BLISS BALLS

These bliss balls are a great snack to give you a boost, filled with dates and nuts, they are a sweet treat with no processed sugar – and they only take a few minutes to prepare. Perfect for the kids too.

All you need is:

  • 14 Medjool pitted dates
  • 150 grams of mixed nuts
  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • ½ cup of desiccated coconut

Simply place the dates and nuts in a food processor and blend until well combined.

Add both powders and the oil and blend again until you get a doughy consistency.

Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and coat with coconut.

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AFTERNOON PLATTER

Who could resist this tasty dairy, fruit and vegetable platter?

Sure to tempt both the adults and kids in your household.

 

Other healthy snack ideas under 100 calories 

  • A cup of blueberries or strawberries 
  • A large boiled egg 
  • ½ cup unsweetened greek yogurt with ½ cup strawberries 
  • An apple 
  • 12 almonds or 20 pistachios  
  • 2 cups of air popped popcorn 
  • ½ cup edamame beans 
  • 2 stalks of celery with a tablespoon of peanut butter 
  • 8 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus 
  • ½ a frozen banana blended with 1 cup unsweetened almond milk and ice 
  • ½ a banana with ½ tablespoon almond butter and sprinkled with cinnamon 
  • ½ cup cottage cheese with a drizzle of honey 
  • 1 small can tuna in springwater 
  • 1 cup skim milk with 1 tsp milo 
  • 1 stick of string cheese ie bega stringers 
  • Small coffee with skim milk 
  • ½ tablespoon natural peanut butter on 2 cruskits  

Last updated: 08 April 2020