I would consider myself as a serial snacker ! I just can't help myself.
I'm usually fine up until lunchtime and then after that it all goes downhill.
After dinner I will usually have a biscuit of some sort and then by about 3/4 o'clock i'm on the look out again for something to snack on and I usally turn to the ol' faithful chococolate bar or sweets !
It's been a habit for as long as I can remember and I can't seem to kick it so instead of beating it I've decided to go along with it but instead of the unhealthy sugar filled snacks I usally turn to , i;m going with healthier, natural snacks.
Here are some of my favorites...
Almond Butter - Believe it or not until a few months ago I had never tried peanut butter because I somehow convinced my self I wouldn't like it and now I absolutely love it and Almond butter is a great healthier alternative. The Meridian butter is 100% natural and is great stuck on anything ! Bananas, crackers, rice cakes, porridge, you get the idea.
Fruit - It is very rare that I get my 5 a day but I have been making more of an effort and bananas have been helping me a lot in this effort especially in the mornings either on there own, in a smoothie or as part of a monkey salad (bananas, coconut and nuts)
Nakd bars - During the Whole 30 (failed, thanks Tonsillitis) these were my treat. They are 100% natural (it depends on the flavor you get some have a hint of natural flavoring) and make a good sweet treat. They can be a bit pricy depending on where and how you buy them. I bought a selection in the Holland and Barrett penny sale but I think the best deals are on amazon where you can buy 18 for about £10 (depends on flavor).
Ryvita Rye breads - Another thing great with almond butter and also Hummus. Also a good bread alternative.
Dried fruits, nuts and seeds- Dried fruit can be mini sugar bombs but if eaten in moderation it's a great snack that can satisfy the sweet tooth (all though lets face it chocolate is the only thing that will satisfy). All of these are great for sticking in a small container and keeping in your bag for snacking on the go.
What are your favoutite healthy snacks ?
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