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…
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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