Healthy & Delicious Snack Ideas
Crackers with protein dip
Rice cakes, Corn cakes, seaweed rice cracker with: nut butter; hummus; avocado and tahini; tahini (or any nut butter) dairy free, gluten free salmon dip – Try Yumi’s from the supermarket, test out a new one from Farmers Market or make your own.
Berries, mango, kiwi fruit, watermelon, pear, pineapple and mandarins
½ - 1 cup fruit (fresh or frozen), 1 tbsp L.S.A, 1 tbsp flaxseed oil, a sprinkle of Chia Seeds and 200ml of rice or gluten-free almond or soy milk or coconut water mixed with filtered water. Protein powder and/or 1 tsp spirulina/Barley Greens/Vital Greens powder may also be added. Experiment with your own favourite fruits and remember your veggies too!
Raw vegetable sticks with gluten-free and dairy-free dip
Carrots, celery, cucumber, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, radish etc. with a protein dip - hummus, tahini, nut butter, ricotta/cottage cheese, tzatsiki, lentil dip.
Small palm sized portion of poached free range chicken or sustainably sourced salmon
Boiled free range egg
Stewed fruit with slivered almonds.
The stewed fruit can be kept in the fridge for a few days. The stewed fruit can also be pureed (without the yoghurt) and added to natural yoghurt or used as a lovely fruit spread for toast (as above), crackers or rice cakes. Tip- farmers market – buy in season fruits.
Small handful of mixed raw veggies or lightly steamed veggies
Make your own favourite mix of raw or lightly steamed veggies, great to snack on –not just with meals Be inventive and experiment to see what you like best.
Small handful of mixed raw, unsalted nuts and seeds
Almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds. Place in a small sachet or container and keep in your bag or desk at work for an easy, quick high protein snack. Tip- use Pyrex or glass storage containers for all your food storage.
Dried fruit and nut mix – available at health food stores or health food section of supermarket OR make your own with your favourite nuts, seeds and dried fruits.
Nut bars (gluten-free only)
NOT yoghurt/carob/ chocolate coated. Try making your own nut bars or protein ball snacks J
Roasted chick peas in a glass jar mostly in health food stores, sometimes in the health food section of the supermarket. You can very easily make your own too!
Soy Nuts, Broad bean snacks, Edamame beans
Roasted soy beans, Broad bean and Edamame (frozen food section Asian supermarkets which are lightly salted. They are crunchy and delicious. Available in small packets from health food stores and some supermarkets