Life is busy. Between work, running around after children and endless to-do lists, we often don’t have time to eat as healthily as we would like!
So, we have compiled a list of five healthy snacks that you can carry in your handbag to stop you reaching for that packet of crisps when the 3pm slump hits and to keep on track this summer 🙂
1. Fruit and nut mix
These can be bought in the supermarket, but it is much more affordable and is very quick to prepare at home. Just throw eight to 10 raw almonds, walnuts or cashews into a sandwich bag along with four to six dried apricots, and keep them in your handbag for when the hunger hits.
The mixture of protein from the nuts and the sugar from the fruit will give you the energy you need to get through the afternoon. Be wary of your portion sizes as nuts can quite calorific when eaten in large quantity’s.
We recommend some almonds to kill the hunger and cherry’s or dates to keep the sugar cravings at bay.
Feeding your kids can also be a task while on the go! one of our best sellers the Fisher Price Snack Pod makes snacking on the go easy peasy lemon squeezy!
If you love snacking on crisps but don’t like the bloating, popcorn can be a great alternative. Make a batch at the weekend, its a great healthy treat!
Pop plain popcorn and season with pink Himalayan salt, chilli, cinnamon or melted dark chocolate.
3. Non fat greek yogurt
Switch out the Ben and Jerrys for some not fat Greek yogurt! Many ranges come flavored in either vanilla or strawberry add in toppings such as chocolate chips or sliced fruit to satisfy your taste buds 🙂
4. Veggie crisps
These take less than half an hour to make and really curb your crisp cravings. Simply thinly slice or grate carrots, parsnips, sweet potato, or all three. Season with your choice of oil and paprika, chilli or garlic, and bake for 20 minutes.
Seal individual portions in sandwich bags and store in the cupboard to grab when you need. The kids will love these too!
5. Hummus and veggie jar
Put a couple of tablespoons of hummus in the bottom of a small clean jar or travel mug and stick a few carrot, celery or cucumber sticks into it and close the lid tight.
Keep in your handbag for a tasty, protein filled snack when you feel those hunger pangs coming on.