5 Healthy Snack Ideas To Get You Through The Day
It’s 10:30am, your energy is starting to deplete. It’s not socially acceptable to dig into your lunch yet, but breakfast seems so long ago. You need something if you are going to be somewhat productive for the next 1-2 hours. But before you head out to your local cafe and pick up yet another coffee and a delicious baked good, consider this. Is this really what my body is yearning for? Of course it’s not. While caffeine and some sugar may give you the instant kick you need to make it to lunch, it is likely you will burn out, feeling worse than you did before.
We’ve got five energy boosting snacks that are easy, cheap and healthy and will give your body the type of energy and nutrients it really needs.
1. Carrot and celery sticks with hummus
Hummus is an excellent plant-based protein filled with nutrients and fibre, perfect for nourishing your body and sustaining energy. Just chop up your favourite vegetables into sticks and dip. Eating vegetables never tasted so good!
2. Apple or banana with nut butter
A piece of fruit is a great snack idea, as the natural sugars are digested much slower than processed sugars, helping you to feel full for longer. But if you are eating a banana every day, it can become pretty boring. So add some flavour to your fruit with 1-2 tablespoons of your favourite nut butter. Nut butters are a great source of protein, fibre and healthy fat and can make just about anything taste delicious!
3. Homemade bliss balls
Get creative in the kitchen and try your hand at making your own bliss balls. Not only are they super easy to make, but you can add in whatever you like. Just combine your ingredients in a food processor and chill! These ingredients are filled with good fats and protein and make for the perfect on-the-go snack!
4. Wholegrain crackers topped with egg and avocado
If you didn’t have an overly nutritious breakfast, this is exactly what you need! Wholegrains are packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so get your hands on some crackers or bread, top with avocado (because, who doesn’t love avocado?) and a hard boiled egg. Avocado is rich in vitamins and omega-3 while eggs are a great source of protein, perfect for an energy boost.
5. Greek yoghurt with berries
Greek yoghurt topped with mixed berries can be a great mid-morning snack, particularly if you are after something refreshing. Greek yoghurt is full of protein, calcium and probiotics to reduce hunger and boost your metabolism. On the other hand, berries are filled with antioxidants and will add a nice sweet flavour to the yoghurt.