Choosing healthy snacks to keep you going through the day is tough. A lot of them are packed to look healthy, but often contain a bucket load of sugar and carbs.
Don’t let clever packaging or laziness derail your progress, there are some simple and tasty snack choices you can make to keep you going between meals!
Here are our picks for the best snack ideas.
Popcorn can either be a healthy light snack, or very unhealthy. We aren’t talking about the salty, oily popcorn you get at the movies.
Look for the healthy options that are low in fat and sugar, lightly salted and free from artificial flavouring.
Greek yogurt and mixed berries
Greek yogurt has a nutritional edge over other yogurts. It’s higher in protein and lower in sugars and fats. Opt for the unsweetened tradition flavour, and then add a small amount of fruit to give it a sweet flavour.
Greek yogurt is high in calcium and potassium, and berries are high in antioxidants so the combination is a nutrient-dense snack option.
The Man Bar
No, this isn’t just clever promotion of a product, The Man Bar earns a place on this list.
Low calorie, high protein, and low sugar, The Man Bar is a great on the go healthy snack option. I still eat one every day after years, it’s a no brainer for me.
Nuts are an ideal nutritious snack.
Not only do they bring numerous health benefits such as heart disease reduction, but they’re full of healthy fats and very filling.
And because you don’t have to have them in the fridge, they’re perfect for on the go.
Peanut Butter And Apple
Apple slices with a small amount of peanut butter is a great snack idea with crisp and creamy textures. The combination is tasty and will leave you feeling fuller for longer.
Remember to be moderate with the peanut butter as it is calorie-dense, so stick to a tablespoon of peanut butter with a medium apple.
You’re probably thinking, “Kale? I don’t like kale.”
Are you sure? Have you tried Kale Chips before? Because that might change your mind.
Kale chips are an easy to cook snack option that you can take with you or eat at home, and they really do taste great. And not just that, they are very healthy.
Dark chocolate is the superfood we often overlook, but it’s packed full of health benefits!
Aim for dark chocolate with a cocoa quantity between 70-85%, and avoid the sugary types where things are added. And sorry guys, this doesn’t extend other forms of chocolate.
The rich taste of hummus blends perfectly with carrot, cucumber or celery. It’s a great low cal snack idea and really easy to prepare so you can make a batch and leave in the fridge.
Avocados are among the most nutritious and filling foods on the planet.
High in fibre, potassium, and magnesium, avocados are a great snack idea full of healthy fats and minerals.
Great on toast, be sure to choose grain or seeded toast and avoid the white varieties.
Healthy snack ideas don’t need to be complicated.
Just grab a piece of fruit!
A hand full of olives is a great snack idea. I had some on a flight the other day and they were beautiful.
High in Vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants, studies show they are good for heart health. Not just that, but they are packed full of healthy fats.
Beef jerky is an ideal healthy snack food! Not only is it extremely high in protein, but it doesn’t raise your insulin levels – a hormone that signals your body to store fat.
It’s easy and fun to make at home yourself, or there are some good Australian owned brands like Kooee you can try.