Snacking is one of the most difficult things to get right in the diet.  Many people eat healthy meals but as soon as they are confronted with what to eat as a snack all reason goes out the window!  Sugary snacks are a quick way to pile on the pounds – many are high in calories but low in nutrients and don’t fill you up.

Here are a few ideas to put you on the right path when you need a little ‘energy boost’ between meals:

  1. 2 x crispbreads and 1 tablespoon low fat cheese (eg cottage cheese) and 1 sliced tomato
  2. 1 celery stick and 1 tablespoon hummus or tzaziki
  3. 1 oatcake with 1 tablespoon of hummus and carrot, cucumber and celery sticks
  4. 1 x pear and 9 unsalted cashew nuts
  5. 1 peach or 1 apple with 6 unsalted pecan or walnut halves and a tablespoon of plain pumpkin seeds
  6. 1 slice rye bread and 2 tablespoons of reduced fat soft or cottage cheese, 1 tomato and 1 celery stick
  7. 1 slice pumpernickel and 2oz canned tuna (in water) or 2oz chicken breast (no skin)
  8. 2 rye crispbreads (such as Ryvita) and half a mashed avocado – add lemon juice for flavour
  9. 120g natural bio live yoghurt with 60g blueberries and 70g raspberries
  10. 1 banana mixed with 2 tablespoons of low fat plain yogurt

All these snacks come in at under 150 kcals, are low on the GI index and contain protein

If you would like more information on eating healthily, please contact Pippa Mitchell on 01483 527 945