Monday, 19 March 2012

Easy & Healthy Snack Ideas

As we know our bodies and brains work more efficiently if we eat 'little and often'.  So here’s some between meals snack idea’s for your desk draw, or could easily have on the go.
A large wedge of pineapple, melon or grapefruit.

A large piece of fruit such as an apple, orange, banana, pear, kiwi, mango or similar and a small plain, low fat (but watch for high sugar content), Greek or ‘live' yogurt.

Small bunch or red or green grapes

Small handful of small fruits including strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries etc served with a plain, low fat or ‘live’ yogurt and a sprinkling of seeds such as flaxseeds, sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

2 Satsuma’s and a small handful of nuts

Small handful of mixed dried fruit and nuts

A small slice of malt loaf

A protein and carbohydrate shake

2 oatcakes, rice cakes or Ryvita’s served with any of the following;
Mashed avocado, cottage cheese, peanut butter, fish or meat pate

Cereal or fruit bar (check labels)

Fruit or vegetable smoothie

Raw vegetables and low fat dip or hummus

A hard boiled egg, peel it and tuck in like it was a Cadbury's creme egg!

Left over cold chicken or meat, eat straight from a container or plastic food bag.

All washed down with a bottle of water.

You can most definitely add to the list.  Remember snacking is okay as long as its a nutrient dense food (like the ones listed) rather than a refined over processed energy dense (sugary) food.  So do your body a favour and think twice before heading into a McDonald's or Subway!

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