Episode 77 – Amazing Healthy Snack Secrets

 

Here are 10 quick, healthy and tasty snacks to beat your cravings. Great for defeating your unhealthy temptations!

 

Let’s go!

 

1. Nutrient Dense Veg!

For a ready-to-go snack packed full of nutrients, prepare veggie sticks such as carrots, capsicum, cucumber and beans to store in takeaway containers or zip lock bags in the fridge.

 

2. No fuss Fruit

No fuss fresh fruit such as bananas, apples and mandarins will give you that natural sugar boost whilst providing the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay on top of your game.

 

3. Smooth as Smoothies

Breakfast smoothies are a great way to start your day! They are an easy way to get your healthy morning boost of essential nutrients. There are so many options here so just tailor to your taste and pop into a travel mug as you head out the door. Try avocado, berries, muesli and walnuts!

 

4. Nibble on nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are a great energy booster as well as heart protective! They are packed full of minerals and contain fibre that helps to keep you fuller for longer. One handful of nuts and / or seeds is all you need for your daily requirements.

 

5. Once you pop, you don’t stop!

Natural popcorn with no added butter and limited salt are a delicious snack low in calories, gluten free, high in protein and an excellent source of fibre.

 

 

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6. Delicious Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has to make the list!

 

It’s delicious and loaded with minerals such as iron magnesium, copper and much more. This type of healthy chocolate also contains small amounts of stimulants like caffeine as well as theobromine, which won’t keep you awake at night. Consume in moderation as it still contains sugar.

 

7. Hunger kicking Hummus

Hummus is delicious and easy to make, plus affordable. This dip is high in protein and goes great with veggie sticks, crackers or as a spread in wraps and sandwiches. It’s quite versatile and has a long storage life in the fridge.

 

8. Snack-sized sushi

Sushi has become so popular and is sold everywhere! It’s a delicious healthy alternative to most take away foods and is a great balanced source of taste and nutrients. Be careful not to overdo the soy sauce – it’s high in salt.

 

9. Exciting Energy balls

Energy balls are easy to transport and packed full of nutrients. Try including other healthy ingredients such as cacao, macca powders and chia seeds for an all-round super healthy snack, otherwise a variety of fruits, nuts and grains as fine!

 

10. Wonderful water

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and alert. If you don’t like plain water try adding some lemons, berries, cucumber or other fresh fruit to the bottle. The recommended amount for men is approximately 2.6L (10 cups) per day and for women is 2. 1L (8 cups) per day depending on your requirements. Remember to recycle or reuse your water bottles.

 

Snack away!

Here you have it! 10 quick, healthy and tasty snacks to beat your cravings. Defeat your unhealthy temptations today!

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