Yes, yes, we all know….A piece of fresh fruit is always a good standby for a sensible snacking solutions. However, after a while you may need something else to snack on. I know I do.
Intelligent, premeditated snack options can be an important tool that prevent you from jumping off the bandwagon.
Hungry or craving ‘something’?
Choose one of the options below and stay on track:
- ½ cup of strawberries with ½ cup of low fat yogurt, sprinkled with almond flakes
- A protein shake made with chilled green tea. It’s actually not as weird as it sounds.
- 1 Baked red apple with cinnamon and a few raisins
- 2 Scottish oat cakes (they are not really a ‘cake’ are they?) with thin spread of peanut butter
- 1 frozen, over ripe banana mashed up in food blender until creamy. Top with a few flaked almonds or cocoa nibs and voila, a delicious dessert! I use three or four frozen bananas at the same time and divide them into portions.
- Have you tried frozen grapes? Yum. Half a cup with 4 walnut halves.
- Another frozen, but crazy snack idea I read about: small banana, sliced, spread them out on tray lined with baking paper, press one single choc chip into each slice with a very small piece of walnut and freeze. Eat these slices on a hot day. Unless you live in Scotland, like I do. We do not have hot days. So just eat them any day.
- 25g oats, some water, made into a porridge, dash almond milk, a few blue berries and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Porridge as a snack? Why not?
3 sm squares of 80% dark chocolate
- 12 almonds (no, it’s not boring)
- Smoothie: ½ cup banana, ¼ cup dairy free yogurt, a few drops of natural vanilla essence, 1 handful of ice cubes….made into a smoothie
More delicious smoothies to come in a future blog page…Even some dreaded GREEN smoothies.
Personally, I love them 🙂 Why?
Because I don’t always feel like chomping my way through fresh salad and raw vegetables.
A green smoothie is delicious and nutritious…..and very easy to drink.
But let us continue on the snack list:
- 3 sticks of celery filled with low fat hummus
- A bowl of home made fat free veggie soup
- Oven baked pita chips (use half a small pita bread) and make a dip with 2 table spoons hummus, a pinch of curry powder and fine sea salt.
- 25 gr chunk of vegan cheese… with a few cherry tomatoes
- 100g low sugar tinned baked beans with some celery and carrot stick
Do you have some other sensible snacking solutions that should go onto this list?