It’s inevitable, we always crave something to nibble on between meals so it’s important to think ahead when it comes to snacking so that you don’t dive face first into a double chocolate brownie.
Today I’m going to be sharing 6 healthy snack ideas that will keep you full and energized in between meals to help you power through your work day!
I crave something sweet just about every day.
Since sugar is such a hot button topic in addition to healthy snack ideas, I’m also going to talk a bit about how to battle the sugar dragon.
Now when we’re told we can’t have something, we instinctively crave more of it. Instead of trying to cut sugar cold turkey, say to yourself that you’re ‘just playing with the idea of eating less sugar’.
Have a huge sweet tooth like me?
The trick to overcome your sugar demon is to replace sugar with healthy fats & protein – eggs, cheese, nuts, avocado & coconut.
This will help to manage and reduce cravings, without feeling deprived or like you’re denying yourself. Fats have appetite hormones that send signals to your body that you’re full. Fat also activates your metabolism and helps to remove toxins and heavy metals from your body.
The trick to the perfect healthy snack to hold you over until your next meal is one powered with protein and fiber. This is especially important if you’re trying to lose weight.
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So let’s get into these 6 healthy snack ideas!
1. Apples + almond butter
Apples are the perfect healthy snack idea for keeping you full in between meals due to fiber. As a bonus if you eat an apple before a meal you’re likely to eat less. Almond butter is a healthier fat and contains compounds that limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body. Almonds also help calm nerves and combat stress.
2. Carrot and/or red pepper and hummus
Hummus is rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats, and is perfect for making your healthy veggies even healthier. I like carrots due to the crunch factor.
3. Goji Berry Bars
Goji berries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and fibre which makes them perfect for managing your weight.
They’re also high in protein and have an abundance of antioxidants. Check out how delicious they are in these bars!
4. Central Roast
Plan ahead and grab healthy snacks that will satisfy your craving when you’re busy and on the go. My fav on the go snack is Central Roast portable snack mixes. Their snacks are BIG on flavour and are ones that you can actually feel good about eating.
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5. Roasted chickpeas
Crispy roasted chickpeas are a great replacement for chips making them a brilliant healthy snack idea. They’re packed with insoluble fiber which aids in digestion. Recent research has shown that they can control appetite and can lower your cravings for processed foods.
6. Protein balls
The trick to the perfect healthy snack to hold you over until your next meal is one powered with protein and fiber. This is especially important if you’re trying to lose weight. These protein balls have plenty of both and are the perfect guilt free snack.
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