Snacking doesn’t mean reaching for the biscuit tin. There are so many ways to enjoy really delicious healthy snacks between meals that will leave your grumbling tummy satisfied, won’t spike your sugar levels and will give you a much needed boost of energy!
If it were a perfect world, if you’re trying to lose weight, I would advise you not to snack (unless you’re really ramping up the training) but in the real world, it is not always possible to go without.
So if you’re running late for a meeting having missed lunch or on your way to the gym and need that boost, I have put together a few options for you.
Low GI Fruit
Some people will tell you that fruit is nature’s candy but it is far healthier than that! Grab a low GI (slow releasing) piece of fruit such as:
· Handful of cherries
· Couple of Plums
· Handful of Strawberries
· Handful of Grapes
· An Un-ripened Banana
Another good choice that contains protein, healthy fats and fibre are nuts. Examples of good nuts to eat would be a small handful of one of the following:
· Brazil nuts
· Or a mix of the above
Rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, amino acids and generally nutrient dense, I would recommend 3 table spoons of one or a mix of the following:
If you’re feeling extra hungry, you can have either the nuts or the seed mix and an item from the fruitlist… Like I said, only if you’re EXTRA hungry!
If you still feel like it’s a minefield and would like a helping hand, we can organise full food plans and nutrition consultations too.