Ahhh snacks, snacks, snacks. How we love you so, but you really do pain us at times! I don’t know about you but sometimes it feels like we have our meal plan in the bag, but always fall short on ‘snackspiration’. Think about it. Breakfast, yep no worries. Lunch, leftovers from dinner…duh! And Dinner, easy like sunday morning. But snacks… they always have us stuck. It’s always a question of, what will give me the most energy? What nourishing snack will get me through my three-thirtyitis? And is there any healthy snack food on the planet that isn’t processed and exorbitantly priced? Not to worry sporty sisters, there is no need to fall into a snack induced stress attack because we’ve got you covered. We are happy to share a stellar lineup of our favourite nourishing snacks that tick all the boxes – healthy, delicious and easy-to-prepare. Get ready to skip, hop and jump to the supermarket ladies because this is your go-to guide to healthy snacking!
1. Sweet & Spicy POPcorn:
The beauty about popcorn is that it is a great little snack to tide you over until the next meal without being totally filling. It is low in calories, high in fibre and contains more antioxidants than some fruits! The recipe we provide here is only one path you can go down in terms of popcorn flavor combinations – the combinations are endless so experiment with your own!
2. Herb and Pine-Nut Frittata:
Eggs are one of the best sources of protein that humans can eat – it contains all the essential amino acids, it is easily digestible and comes packaged with its very own healthy fats! This frittata is packed full with flavor, fibre and crunch, perfect for beating the afternoon slump.
3. Sensibliss Balls:
Craving something sweet? Satisfy your three-thirtyitis sugar slump with this bliss ball recipe. Not only is this a delicious snack, they fool you into thinking that you are eating something naughty, when in actual fact they are packed full with healthy fats from the nuts and coconut, plus a ton of fibre and antioxidants. The perfect snack for boosting your mood or beating that chocolate craving!
4. Vanilla Labneh:
Yoghurt is a great source of healthy bacteria and one way that you can easily improve your gut health (see why you should here), and an excellent snack option as it contains high amounts of protein and healthy fats. We all know that eating unflavoured, natural yoghurt day after day doesn’t tend to be very alluring, so we have added two simple ingredients to turn it from drab to decadent. Easy peasy!
5. Apple and Goats Brie Sandwhich:
This combo provides the ultimate ratio of protein, carbs and fats, making it a perfect morning or afternoon snack. Apples are also a fantastic way to get you sitting up straighter in that office chair as they contain the slow digesting sugar, fructose and fibre, giving you sustained energy.
6. Paleo Zucchini Muffins:
Who doesn’t love a good sweet paleo recipe? Especially when the recipe is a muffin one – because everybody loves muffins! These muffins are perfect because they contain good sources of fat from the coconut oil and almond meal, a heap of fibre, and are not overpoweringly sweet, but still ooze flavor. Wanna know what the best thing about these little beauties is? They go towards your veggie count – bonus!
What are your go-to snacks? We would love to hear what snack secrets you have up your sleeve!