Snacks make everything better, period. Not only do these little nibbles curb any hangry tendencies, but a healthy bite can boost energy and provide extra daily nutrients.
When the munchies hit, it’s easy to reach for a quick junk food fix. Luckily, there are plenty of healthier snacks that will leave you feeling satisfied—physically and in terms of taste.
Here are some of my favourites.
Hard Boiled Eggs
The hard-boiled egg is really the perfect package of fat and protein for a wholesome, simple snack that fills you up. I like to wrap my egg in ham for an extra tasty snack.
Fruit and Nut Butter
Combine the likes of banana, apple, or pear with your choice of nut butter and you’ve got a satisfying snack. Adding nut butter to fruit makes the snack more satiating; you won’t be hungry in an hour as you might with just fruit, thanks to the nuts’ protein and healthy fats. My fav is almond butter and apple.
Veggies and Hummus
Hummus makes a creamy addition to any veggie-based snack. The Mediterranean dip provides protein and heart-healthy fats, and it coats vegetables in some extra flavour. Some hummus brands now offer to-go sizes, which you can throw in your bag along with some baby carrots, sliced capsicum or cucumber. Make the choice easy for yourself by cutting up the vegetables at the beginning of the week so they’re easy to reach for at snack time.
Yoghurt and Fresh Berries
This is a sweet, creamy and filling snack that feels completely indulgent. The combination of fibre and natural sweetness from the berries with the protein from the yoghurt will keep you satiated. Great for those with a sweet tooth. The best yoghurt is either High Protein Greek or something like YoPro or Chobani Fit.
A protein smoothie can be a filling, quick snack for when you need something on the go. It’s also an easy and convenient way to increase your protein intake. You can add just about any other ingredient to the mix, from fruits and veggies to healthy fats like avocado, nut butter, or chia seeds, for a nutrient-rich snack.