I’m all about keeping good quality healthy snacks on hand. You never know when you are going to need them! I always make sure my snacks are nutrient dense and are high in protein. Protein is so important as it helps to keep you satiated, stabilizes blood sugar levels, helps with weight management and helps to keep you focused.
Health eating is a priority for me, it's such an important part of my healthy lifestyle. As my life tends to be quite busy I have to make sure I'm prepared in advance with healthy food options. This ensures that I fuel myself correctly to give myself the energy I need.
Each Sunday I put aside 1 hour to prepare food for the week ahead, especially snacks! I always refrigerate and freeze anything I need to.
I’m also about being time efficient, so I wanted to share with you some of my fav quick, easy and affordable snack options you too can incorporate into your lifestyle to keep your energy levels high and blood sugar levels balanced.
My favourite grab-and-go snack! Jam packed with protein and healthy fats, you can literally whip up a batch in 5-10 minutes! They also taste dam good!! I also like my matcha energy balls.
2. Pre-made smoothie
Another fav and easy snack option. I often make one in the morning when prepping breaking to enjoy later in the day. Just blend up 1-2 pieces of fruit (I love 1 cup of berries), 1 scoop protein powder, 2 tbsp seeds or nut/seed butter, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 handful of spinach (or 1 tsp green powder) and water, pour into a glass or jar. Done!
Check out the smoothies on my Drinks page for more delish recipes.
3. Carrot sticks with hummus
A great way to add more vegetables into your diet. Carrots are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. They are good source of vitamin A, C, K and some minerals. Pair them with hummus which is full of healthy fats and protein and you have the perfect healthy snack!
4. Boiled eggs
If you were to look in my fridge you'll always find boiled eggs in there! They are a staple in my household. I'll often boil up 6-10 eggs at a time and keep them in the fridge to use as a snack, or I'll toss a couple through a salad for lunch. Eggs are a fantastic source of protein and healthy fats. If they are shelled I'll keep them in the fridge for 1 week, unshelled 5 days.
5. 1 piece of fruit smeared with 1-2 tbsp tahini
Fruit + seed butter = yum! You could use an almond or peanut butter if you preferred. Banana, pear, apples and berries are some of my tops picks. The seed or nut butter helps to stabilize blood sugar, along with helping to keep more satiated between meals. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon to the mix for extra deliciousness.
6. Healthy muffin or banana bread
If I have more time I love to make a big batch of my blueberry banana oat muffins or my buckwheat banana bread. My partner is obsessed with both of these. They are both super yummy and a great healthy snack option. Perfect for kids lunch boxes too!
I’d love to hear what your go-to snacks are. Share them with me in the comments below xx