Snack Ideas

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When you are thinking about snacking it's important to ask yourself, am I hungry? We can get bored at work, home and other places and we sometimes eat when we don't need to. So if you ask yourself am I hungry and the answer is no, don't snack!

A snack is also that. It doesn't mean that you should be eating a huge portion. Remember you can also overeat on healthy foods, so it's important to watch your portion sizes no matter what meal you are eating.

Remeber taste is subjective and you may not like some of these suggestions. Also if you are on a certain diet or have food allergies and intolerances some of these suggestions may not be suitable. 

Snack Ideas:

  • Trail mix: Mix nuts, seeds, and a handful of dark chocolate chips (70% or above)
  • Boiled eggs
  • A handful of nuts of your choice (no more than a 3 finger portion)
  • A piece of fruit
  • Ryvitas or Plain rice cakes with almond butter, avocado and tomato, almond butter and sliced banana or tinned fish
  • Smoothies: Throw frozen fruits, veggies, yoghurt and your milk of choice into the blender. Add a little pure vanilla and some honey for a little sweetness
  • Hummus, Guacamole or Tzatziki: Serve with veggie sticks, homemade crackers, or tortillas (choose a low or no preservative one)
  • Sweet potato chips: cut sweet potato into chips, toss in coconut oil, and bake at 200 degrees C for 30-40 minutes (depending on thickness).
  • Coconut oil popcorn: cook a 1⁄4 cup of popcorn on high heat in a saucepan with coconut oil. Once the corn starts popping, cook for 2 minutes (shaking saucepan every 20-30 seconds), take off heat once popping slows down
  • Apple sandwich: Core an apple and cut it into slices. Spread the apple slices with almond or cashew butter (choose a natural variety without the nasties), oats, nuts and dark choc chips.
  • Homemade marinated chicken drumsticks or chicken breast
  • Tinned salmon or tuna with rice crackers – addition toppings: tomatoes, cheese, hummus, spinach, and avocado.
  • 70% and above dark chocolate 1-2 squares
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