8 healthy snack ideas
Snacking. The pastime that separates us from wild animals, because no lion is going hunting three times a day for a tasty morsel of mouse. We, however, hunt in our fridges and cupboards with the frequency of Leo DiCaprio attending Victoria’s Secret catwalk shows. Ideally you want to find something tasty and satisfying so you don’t have to reach for a bag of chips.
Here are a few of my favourite snacks that will stave off the cravings and leave you feeling like you did something nice for your body.
Protein/date/bliss balls – there are a million of these recipes on the internet and I have tried a good percentage of them over the years. They’re excellent snacks as they’re quick to make, don’t require any cooking and can be stored in the fridge for a week. My favourites are my salted caramel bliss balls, 4 ingredient date balls and my hands down GOAT, cookie dough protein balls.
A batch of healthy oatmeal cookies to keep on hand for an after dinner sweet treat.
Slice of homemade apple, cinnamon and walnut bread with homemade applesauce (chopped apples boiled with cinnamon until soft, then blended to a smooth sauce).
Slices of apple smeared with natural peanut butter and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Rice cakes with hummus and olives (rice cakes may not be the most nutritious food in the world, but they provide a crunchy base that can be topped with your favourite nutrient-rich toppings – I’m a big fan). You can find my beetroot hummus recipe here.
Chickpea flour frittata muffins – you can use this recipe, but pour the mixture into a muffin pan and bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes so you have individual muffin snacks.
Fudgy banana muffins – they can even double as breakfast. If, like me, you prefer savoury muffins, watch this space because I’m experimenting with how to make a cheeseless cheese muffin. Recipe hopefully coming soon, depending on flops.
Homemade smoothie bowls are great on hot days or as a healthy dessert option. Here are two of my favourite smoothie bowl recipes.