Healthy Snacking

by on January 8, 2019

Great snacks can be the hardest to find. What’s something you can have that is healthy, not too filling, easy to grab, and not too much work to prepare? Here’s what to look for in your snacks.

What to look for in a snack

Here are a few key points to remember when choosing a snack.
A perfect snack should:
  • Be low in sugar
  • Contain protein
  • Contain a healthy fat
  • Contain fibre
  • Not contain artificial colouring or preservatives
  • Be tasty!
If you have a least 4 of these 6 requirements, you’re doing good!

Snack ideas

  • 1/2 cup of grapes or fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries) with 1 small handful of nuts, and a few dark chocolate chips for fun!
  • Small apple with a small handful of nuts or nut butter.
  • Seaweed snacks (Nori sheets).
  • Dip and crackers – use Mary’s crackers, rice crackers or rice cakes with:
    Black bean dip
    Guacamole or avocado
    Almond butter, Sunflower butter or Cashew butter
  • Veggies (carrots, cucumbers, celery sticks, etc.) & dip (see above suggestions)
  • 1 or 2 boiled eggs
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • All natural (sugar free) beef jerky
  • Turkey patty/sausage*
*Click for recipe