Snack Happy...

Snacking: whether you do or whether you don't - its completely up to you, we are all individual and our needs vary. But one thing is for sure - if you do, make snacking count! What does this mean? It means, aside from thoroughly enjoying your snack (because if not, what’s the point, am I right?) we can make snacks serve a purpose and work for us not against...

Snacking 101

  • Snacks should be a snack – not a meal
  • Snacks are best when balanced in terms of macronutrients – protein + fat + carbohydrates 
  • Snacks should be eaten slowly and mindfully
  • Snacks should make us feel energised and settle appetite for at least 2-3 hours

If you are feeling a little uninspired as of late when it comes to snack time and are feeling like a bite in-between, sweet or savoury, one of the below may take your fancy, each suggestion is balanced to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Sweet

  • 100-200g natural yoghurt with fruit of choice and 1-2tsp sprinkle of seed mix or coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup blueberries topped with 1tbl nut butter, 1tsp cacao nibs and 1-2tsp coconut flakes
  • Ricotta stuffed fresh figs or dates (limit dates to 1 x daily)
  • 4-5 fresh strawberries dipped in 1tbl nut butter

Savoury

  • 30g of cheese eg parmesan or nuts and 1 piece of fruit
  • Rice crackers with cottage cheese or ricotta with tomato and avocado slices
  • 1 boiled egg and a small piece of fruit eg kiwi fruit
  • ½ cup chopped watermelon squares and ¼ cup chopped feta squares with a few mint leaves sprinkled on top
  • Slices of left over roast meat eg beef topped with hummus, sliced capsicum and sliced cucumber (length ways) and rolled up
  • Brown rice cakes topped with avocado, unhulled tahini and tomato or hummus, avocado and tomato, or ricotta/cottage cheese and tomato
  • Small slice of home-made frittata

Casey Dick | Passionate Dedicated Natural Nutritionist | Brisbane, Australia, Dietary Nutritionist, Healthy Body and Mind Advocate, Natural Hormone Balance & Healthy Weight Loss, Natural Skin Health, Anorexia, Eating Disorder Recovery, Orthorexia, Thyroid, Non-dieting Approach, Gut Health, Nutritionist specialises in PCOS, Why can’t I lose weight, Weight Loss Resistance