So what should I snack on?
So if you’ve read our previous article, you’ll have seen how granola bars aren’t the healthy option you thought.
Instead they’re packed full of hidden sweeteners that send our blood sugar levels on a rollercoaster.
So what’s the alternative?
Here’s 5 healthy snacking options:
1. Nut butter & fruit
This is a great snack because the nut butter is full of fibre to keep you feeling full & the fruit provides you with one of your five a day. It can be eaten on the go & doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge. Try slices of apple, banana or carrot with your nut butter.
2. Rice cakes
Not all rice cakes taste like cardboard! Try mixed grain varieties or ones with added nuts or seeds. The great thing about rice cakes is that you can go sweet or savoury – top with nut butter & sliced banana, Greek yogurt & berries or try cottage cheese & a sprinkle of cinnamon or avocado & smoked salmon.
3. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is strained so a lot of the natural sugars found in dairy have been removed. And it’s a great source of protein to keep you feeling full. Note of caution though – only the ones made in Greece can be called ‘Greek yogurt’ so keep your eye out for “strained Greek-style” ones & check the ingredients list for hidden sugars. Sprinkle some fruit or your favourite ProMix on top to add some crunch!
Nuts, seeds & fruits are a great healthy snack. But make sure that they don’t contain added junk (sweetened fruits etc.). Yeah, our ProMix range ticks every box here. Keep them at your desk, in the car or in your bag so you’re not stuck when hunger kicks in. The re-useable tubes help you keep track of portion size too!
Flapjacks are the ultimate snack for convenience & practicality. They’re chewy texture goes great with that cup of tea or coffee too. Beware of sugars and other added junk in the ingredients list. Our bake-at-home bar mix makes about 12 flapjacks that are perfect to help beat that afternoon slump with no added sugar, sweeteners or preservatives.