Snacks

Simple, Healthy Apple CrumbleThis simple healthy apple crumble is so easy to make and will fill your house with sweet aromas. This is a healthy dessert you can whip up in no time. If you’re lucky enough to get leftover it makes a great breakfast paired yoghurt and a handful of chopped nuts or seeds, otherwise enjoy it as an afternoon snack.
Dark Chocolate Brownie BitesThese chocolate brownie bites have recently become a favourite in our household. Ever since I first made them a few weeks ago my husband has been asking me to make them weekly. They are so decadent and very moreish. We've recently been enjoying 1-2 balls in the evening for a healthy post-dinner treat. What's great about them is that they are loaded with good-for-you ingredients and they hit that sweet tooth craving if it's calling. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Skin Glow Matcha Chia PuddingA nourishing breakfast option for anyone wanting to change up their breakfast meal. This matcha chia pudding is high in superfoods that will nourish your skin from the inside out. It’s high in healthy fats which are well known for their skin loving abilities from the avocado and chia seeds. Healthy fats are also important for cell development and growth, hormone production, mood regulation, reduced inflammation and proper brain function. It also contain matcha powder which is high in antioxidants that promotes smoother and more supple skin due to its ability to rejuvenate skin cells and support skin structure.
Chocolate Mousse SmoothieThis decedent chocolate mousse smoothie is all kinds of delicious! It’s a fantastic breakfast option if you prefer sweeter breakfasts. Its jam packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, minerals and protein to nourish your body, give you glowing skin, support stable blood sugar levels and give your lasting energy.
Almond & Coconut Chicken Tenders With Honey Mustard Dipping SauceThese almond and coconut chicken tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce are not only super delicious, they are gluten free and super easy to make. You can enjoy them as a high protein snack, for nibbles if you have friends or family over, or it’s a great dish to make to enjoy alongside a salad for a simple dinner, kids will love them too!
Anti-Inflammatory Mango & Kale SmoothieThis anti-inflammatory mango and kale smoothie is jam-packed full of goodness. This is a recipe that I often recommend to my clients, particularly those who have an inflammatory condition. Inflammation is at the core of most common health woes - such as weight gain, gut dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, skin issues, auto-immune conditions, to name just a few. Each week in clinic I see numerous clients suffering from all kinds of inflammatory conditions. Because of this I wanted to share with you this recipe that I share with them, so anyone else who is struggling with an inflammatory condition can reap the benefits of it. This smoothie can be enjoyed for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Daily Green JuiceOne of the best ways to boost your health, get glowing skin, give your liver a little TLC and increase your nutritional profile is with a daily green juice. Drinking an organic green juice daily is like giving your body a liquid vitamin and mineral hit because organic greens are loaded with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which are essential for optimal health. This drink is also very anti-inflammatory and it may help to boost your immune system, support detoxification, help to clear your skin and help you to feel more energetic. It’s really important to make sure the ingredients you use are organic, because when you juice fruit and vegetables you are creating a concentrated liquid, if this liquid is high is pesticides or toxins from conventional produce you are essentially exposing your body to harmful additives and toxins. Green juice should help to cleanse your body naturally supporting detoxification, not adding more toxins to it. Drink this health promoting drink daily to enhance your health and watch the positive benefits unfold.
Double Chocolate Cookies – 2 Ways! (Paleo & Vegan Friendly)These double chocolate cookies are paleo and vegan friendly. I personally love how easy they are to make! They are filled with wholefood ingredients and taste divine! They make the perfect snack, especially for when that 3pm sweet tooth calls! If you want to always have these cookies or a healthy snack on hand I highly recommend making a double batch and freezing half of them for a later date.
Calcium Rich Plant-Based SmoothieYou don’t need to eat dairy products to meet your daily calcium requirements. I personally stopped eating dairy around 8 years ago when I was suffering from eczema and other health issues. Calcium is a mineral required in the body for multiple processes and is needed for healthy bones, muscle contraction, hormonal secretion, nerve function, messaging between cells, and vascular contraction/vasodilation (i.e. blood flow). Women and men generally require anywhere between 1000 to 1300 mg per day, this smoothie contains between 700-800mg of calcium depending on the products you use. (for example some tahini products contain more calcium than others, fortified plant-based milks can often contain 300-350mg of calcium).
Cookie Dough Protein BallsThis cookie dough protein bliss ball recipe is not only delicious but it contains two key ingredients which help to switch off hunger hormones, protein and fat. Protein and fat are also important to help keep you satiated between meals (preventing cravings). Another bonus, this recipe is dried fruit free! These make a great morning, afternoon or post dinner snack. Once you’ve made them I recommend putting them into the refrigerator to set before enjoying them, otherwise they can get a little too sticky when eating them.
Hormone Balancing Bliss BallsThis recipe combines all the goodies the body requires to help support hormonal balance AND they taste amazing! One of the superstar ingredients this recipe is maca powder which has been used to support fertility, reduce PMS symptoms and boost libido. It also contains Omega-3 from walnuts and chia seeds, and contains pumpkin seeds which are a good source of zinc, an important nutrient for hormonal balance and sperm health. The recipe is also high in healthy fats from the walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds and coconut oil, fat is essential for hormonal balance (hormones are actually made from fats). In addition, cacao powder has been added for a powerful anti-inflammatory and mood-boosting impact, it’s also high in antioxidants and contains magnesium. Another superstar ingredient is ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseeds help the liver complete the process of elimination through the the large intestine and decreasing transit time of bowel movements, which will help decrease estrogen levels.
5 Minute Frozen Yoghurt BarkThis yoghurt bark makes the yummiest post-dinner treat. You can make a large batch of it, store it in the freezer and enjoy a slice whenever you feel like something sweet. It’s so easy to make, and is a simple recipe that you can get creative with if you wish. I love the recipe as it is but it’s also delicious with added fresh fruit such as blueberries or raspberries.
Healthy Chocolate MilkshakeIf you’re a chocolate lover, then you’ll love this! I’ve been making this healthy chocolate milkshake regularly lately to get me through hot summer afternoons. A few of you have seen me make it on my Instagram stories and asked me to share the recipe, so here you have it! This milkshake is the perfect afternoon snack for when you feel like something sweet and chocolaty but want to keep your health in check. Hope you love it as much as I do!
5 Minute Seed Muffins (vegan & paleo friendly)This is another easy, quick and nutritious #NBnutrition recipe. Simplicity truly is key when it comes to cooking and baking. These muffins are not only ridiculously easy to make, but they also are nutrient rich as well as they are high in healthy fats, protein, are super high in fibre (I’m all about the fibre and healthy digestion). You can enjoy them as they are, or cut them in half and toast them, and if your heart desires top them with either butter, peanut butter and/or banana for a healthy snack. Oh, and another bonus, they are also GF, DF, sugar-free, vegan and paleo friendly!
Spiced Maple PecansThese spiced maple pecans are simply delicious. You can enjoy them as a snack, on top of a salad, or you could even give them as a homemade gift, simply add them into a glass jar with a Christmas bow and you’re good to go!
Epic Healthy PlatterThe festive season is upon us which means more entertaining. No matter what the event, if it’s yours or a friends, at any social gathering a grazing platter is always welcome! And it doesn’t need to be complicated. You can make an epic healthy platter in no time. Enjoying a healthy platter is also a great way to keep your health in check, let me show you how… Think colours - crisp veggie sticks, colourful dips, cold-cuts of meat, nuts, dried fruit, crackers, fancy cheese. Have fun with it! This platter I created is one that I often make with lots of fresh ingredients. The best part is that I literally made this in about 15 minutes as you only need to chop up a few ingredients, add some ingredients into small bowls, then throw the rest onto a chopping board. Sometimes I like to get fancy and make my own pesto, hummus and fancy snacks, but during this time of year I prefer to keep it simple and buy the ingredients.
4 Ingredient Choc Chip Oatmeal CookiesThis recipe is so simple you won't believe it. If you've been following me for a while you'll know my recipes are all about simplicity, and this 4 ingredient choc chip oatmeal cookie is no exception. These are soft cookies, but delicious! They make a perfect healthy snack or post-dinner treat with a nice cuppa. These cookies are great for kids lunch boxes too!
Blueberry Almond Butter ToastThis delicious wee combo is different, but yummy! It's a nice breakfast to make when you feel like something different but quick. The reason I recommend using paleo bread is because it's high in protein, and when starting the day it's good to have a breakfast that contains a good amount of protein to help stabilize blood sugar levels and keep energy levels high. You could also enjoy this as a snack.
Winter Green SmoothieIt can be very challenging to enjoy smoothies during the cooler months. I’ll be the first to admit that a warm, nourishing bowl of porridge soothes my soul and keeps me grounded for the day. However, on occasion, I do still like to enjoy a smoothie as smoothies truly are one of the best ways to give our body an easily digested dose of nutrients. This wintergreen smoothie is one I’ve been enjoying recently either for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It contains ginger which is great to support circulation, cinnamon which helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, apple which is high in fibre, kale which is also high in fibre as well as vitamin A, C, K, folate and flaxseed oil which has omega-3 fatty acids.
Double Chocolate Banana BreadI receive so many messages from you guys about how much you're loving my banana bread recipes, so I decided why not make a new one! This one is for all you chocolate lovers out there. This double chocolate banana bread is gluten free, dairy free and of course ridiculously easy to make. It’s the #NBnutrition way! It a delicious snack to enjoy topped with nut butter or tahini smeared on top. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Coconut Fat BallsTo my gorgeous followers.... you need these coconut fat balls in your life! Why.... because they are LOADED with healthy fats. Healthy fats are essential to a well-balanced diet. Too often in clinic, I see clients who aren't consuming enough healthy fats for optimal health. These coconut fat balls make the perfect snack and are an easy and delicious way to bump up the healthy fat content in your diet. 3 reasons why healthy fats are essential for optimal health: 1. Fats help us digest fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K and keep our brains, cells, hormones, tissues, hair, skin, and nails healthy. 2. Fat provides the structural component to many cell membranes which are essential for cellular development and carrying various messages (hormones) through our body quickly. 3. Fats can help prevent sugar cravings. The satiety receptors in the brain for fats work faster than sugar, so after consuming fats we feel full and satisfied more quickly and remain that way for longer (hello stable blood sugar levels)!
Homemade Paleo Protein BarsI've had so many requests from my Instagram account to share this on my website, so here you guys go! This is my homemade paleo protein bars which I've been raving about. If you're not one for making your own healthy snacks I highly recommend at least trying this recipe, you seriously can't go wrong! It's so nutritious and is the perfect satiating afternoon snack. There's no better way to ensure your health stays on track than making your own food. Store bought protein bars are often filled with additives and nasty ingredients that aren't doing your health any favours. What I recommend is to give this recipe a go, with this simple, healthy recipe you can't go wrong. There is something so satisfying about making your own healthy snacks, they also taste SO much better than the processed kind.
Acai BowlAcai bowls are one of my FAVORITE breakfasts during the summer months, they also make a great healthy snack! They’re healthy, filling, full of nutrients, and tastes like a dessert! This is my go to acai bowl recipe – I hope you like it as much as I do!
Chia Seed Pudding 3 WaysChia seeds pack a mighty punch when it comes to nutrition, packing more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and more omega-3 than Salmon. Chia seeds are also packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Now that’s what I call a superfood! The high amounts of dietary fibre in these chia seed puddings helps with appetite control, bowel movements, and blood sugar levels, all of which can assist weight loss. Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily get all the wonderful benefits of chia seeds. They take minutes to make and have enough protein and nutrients to be a quick, on-the-go breakfast, healthy snack or even dessert! You can’t go wrong!
Seedy Choc Chip Muesli BarsLoaded with good-for-you ingredients these seedy chocolate muesli bars are not only ridiculously delicious, they are loaded with fibre and healthy fats to give you lasting energy. Most people are now well aware that store bought muesli bars are loaded with sugar and refined ingredients, so why not make your own? Trust me, this recipe is seriously so easy you can’t go wrong! These muesli bars can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or if you are short on time during the week they make a great grab-and-go breakfast option (I would just slice them into larger pieces). These bars get their sweetness from the medjool dates, which also acts as the glue that hold these bars together. These bars also freeze really well, so you can make a large batch and freeze them for those moments when you have to rush out the door but need something to snack on to keep your energy levels high.
Coconut Banana BreadIf you want to make someone's day, bake them this coconut banana bread! Because let's be honest, who doesn't love banana bread! I love it because it’s so simple to make, it’s yummy on its own or wonderful with all sorts of toppings such as coconut yoghurt, tahini, raw honey or smashed banana. It goes perfectly alongside a cup of herbal tea as a snack or this week I've enjoyed it for breakfast toasted, topped with tahini, coconut yoghurt alongside a protein smoothie.
Paleo Bread LoafI'm excited to share this paleo bread loaf recipe with you because even though it's completely grain and gluten free, it actually tastes really good and toasts really well! It makes for a seriously satisfying breakfast or lunch meal. I love topping it with smashed avocado, poached eggs, a pinch of chilli flakes and sea salt. You can also enjoy it as a snack, toasted and topped with hummus, tomato or cucumber.
Chocolate Protein Energy Bar (vegan, no bake)Here is an amazing recipe that is seriously finger licking good! This has recently become my new fav afternoon snack. It's full of healthy fats and protein to help keep blood sugar levels stable, yet it still satisfies your sweet tooth from the natural sweetness of the dates. It's completely gluten free, dairy and refined sugar-free. I always love to drizzle the bars in melted dark chocolate for extra deliciousness.
Easy Paleo Granola (Nut Free, Vegan Friendly)Here is a delicious, crunchy granola that is gluten-free, grain free, nut free and refined sugar free. It's delicious in so many ways, serve it with some unsweetened almond or coconut milk, top it with fruit, yoghurt, or enjoy it on top of smoothies (my favourite way) or you can eat it on its own as a yummy and crunchy snack. This granola is high in protein and healthy fats from all the different kinds of seeds, coconut flakes and coconut oil. It comes together quickly by mixing the ingredients together, coating it with melted coconut oil, cinnamon and brown rice malt syrup for a little sweetness which makes it rich and adds to the nutty flavor, then baking it.
Banana Chocolate Chip LoafYou guys love banana bread so much I decided to come up with another easy, delicious and healthy recipe for you to enjoy, so here you have it! In 2016 the most popular recipe on my blog by far was my buckwheat banana bread, so you guys inspired me to create this recipe. This banana choc chip loaf contains spelt flour, which is an ancient grain, with a nutty and sweet flavour. Compared to wheat flour, spelt is richly supplied with nutrients and is higher in protein, minerals, and fiber. Spelt flour does contain gluten however those with gluten sensitivity can sometimes tolerate it. Spelt is a highly water-soluble fiber, so nutrients are easily absorbed by the body making it easier to digest. Hope you guys love this loaf as much as I do!
4 Ingredient Raw Chocolate BrowniesThese raw chocolate brownies are heavenly! They are gooey, sweet and incredibly satisfying. What’s even better is that they are ridiculously easy to make. All you need is 4 ingredients, a food processor and 5 minutes and you’re good to go! They make a delicious healthy vegan snack or dessert. If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear how you got on with it, or even better, take a photo and take #nataliebradynutrition on Instagram.
2 Ingredient PancakeIt doesn't get much simpler than this! You don't need any fancy ingredients, just two staple household ingredients, a fry-pan and you're good to go! This pancake is perfect for a light breakfast (especially kid's breakfasts - you could also pack it in their lunch box), it's also great as a snack (I actually just made this for a snack which I'm enjoying as I type up this recipe)!
Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsWho doesn’t love banana chocolate chip muffins! This recipe is not only insanely easy to make, it’s also dairy free, refined sugar-free and is vegan-friendly. I love making a big batch on Sunday afternoons to enjoy a snack throughout the week. You can literally whip them up in 10 minutes, then pop them into the oven to cook away. This recipe uses spelt flour which is an ancient grain, with a nutty and sweet flavour. Compared to wheat flour, spelt is richly supplied with nutrients and is higher in protein, minerals and fiber. Spelt flour does contain gluten however those with gluten sensitivity can sometimes tolerate it. Spelt is a highly water-soluble fiber, so nutrients are easily absorbed by the body making it easier to digest.
Chocolate Mood Boosting SmoothieNot only is this smoothie insanely delicious, but it will also boost your mood making you feel amazing! It contains healthy fats from the chia seeds and avocado, a kick of protein and carbohydrates from the banana, all to keep your energy and blood sugar levels stable and happy. It’s perfect for breakfast, post-workout, or an afternoon snack if you’re after a little chocolate therapy. What’s great about it: Raw cacao is bursting with antioxidants, minerals such as magnesium and iron and also contain compounds that act as stimulants believed to boost serotonin (the feel-good neurotransmitter) and endorphin levels in the brain. Bananas are terrific energy food and a great source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function, high in fiber and add a touch of sweetness to the smoothie. Cinnamon improves insulin’s efficiency, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. Chia seeds and avocado are packed with healthy fats such as monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids which helps to reduce inflammation in the body, strengthens our cell walls and adds a delicious creaminess to the smoothie. Maca is rich in zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamins C and E, it also supports the immune system, adrenal, and thyroid function and stabilizes hormone levels. Protein is vital for muscle recovery, weight loss, building lean muscle, boosts our immune system, keeps our blood sugar levels stable helping us feel more satiated between meals.
Zesty Raw Lemon SliceWhen life gives you lemons… you make raw healthy yummy treats! My mum’s lemons trees are overflowing at the moment, I literally took home 3 large bags full in the weekend. Therefore, I decided it was time to put them to good use! This slice zesty lemon slice is nut free, dairy free, and refined sugar-free, making it perfect for almost everyone! Lemons are everywhere in winter, so make sure you use them wisely (by making slice). Lemons are well known for being rich in vitamin C, a crucial nutrient which helps support our immune system. This slice also contains lots of healthy fats from the coconut, which is important to keep us satiated between meals, making it the perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack. It’s also a yummy healthy treat to enjoy for dessert!
Sliced Apple “Donuts”This easy, amazingly delicious recipe is fun and healthy. It's the perfect way to jazz up your mid-morning or afternoon snack. All you need is an apple, tahini (or nut butter), cinnamon and if you're feeling extra fancy some rawnola. As a wholesome snack, it's a fun way to get kids to eat fruit, with the added benefits of healthy fats. It's also a great pre-workout snack! Health benefits of apples Nutrient-rich, they are packed full of important nutrients such as vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, dietary fiber and minerals, such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. They are a great source of dietary fiber, helping to aid digestion, promote good bowel health and help lower cholesterol. The phytonutrients in apples help to regulate blood sugar levels, preventing spikes and therefore energy lows, while also keeping you fuller for longer (especially when paired with healthy fats such as tahini). They can help strengthen your immune system with their vitamin C content. Red apples contain the antioxidant 'quercetin', which can assist in strengthening your immune system when under stress. High in antioxidants, which helps to prevent and repair damage to cell throughout our bodies. Wanting to shed some kilos? Apples are low in calories, fat, sodium and are high in fiber. Fiber helps to keep you fuller for longer, low-sodium foods prevent water retention and excess water weight - perfect for weight loss!
Chocolate Chip CookiesAn oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie made a whole lot healthier with no flour, no butter, and no refined sugar. These yummy cookies are full of all thing wholesome and nourishing! I made a batch earlier this week and they didn't even last 24 hours in my house! Ooopsy!! There's nothing quite like a delicious chocolate chip cookie, loaded with dark chocolate dipped into a warm cuppa. These cookies go perfectly packed into lunch boxes, enjoyed as a mid-morning or afternoon tea snack, or after dinner for a light sweet bite. What's great about them: - Oats are a fantastic source of soluble fibre which helps to keep you regular, lower cholesterol and fill you up for hours. - Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body but also can help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterol. By Increasing the HDL's in the body, it helps promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease. - Cocoa from dark chocolate is rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, manganese and riboflavin, essential micronutrients for health and vitality. The high flavenoid content of cocoa has been scientifically linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Cocoa also contains theobromine that boosts endorphins and increases mental alertness. - Brown rice syrup is a complex carbohydrate blend of glucose and maltose, which is completely fructose-free. - Cinnamon, a beautiful spice which helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
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