Healthy Snack Ideas

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Are you looking for some tasty and healthy snack ideas? Here are some savoury and sweet snacks that all have a good mix of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates to fill you up and keep you satisfied until your next meal!

Try to snack only when you are truly physically hungry, rather than as a habit or excuse to take a break. If you are eating consistent, satisfying meals, you should be able to last 4-6 hours between meals.

I wrote more about how often to eat based on my own experience here in case you are curious (hint: I usually prefer eating consistent meals and try to avoid snacking)!

Combining sugary carbohydrates like fruit with a source of fat and/or protein like nuts or seeds ensures more stable energy as blood sugar levels rise more slowly and consistently.

I would love to hear from you: Do you snack? What is your favorite snack? 

savoury snack ideas

humus no breadHummus with raw vegetables (radish, carrot, celery, cucumber). You can make a big batch of hummus to keep in the fridge for several days.

Cottage cheese with chopped herbs like chives or chopped fruit like apple or pineapple or even berries for a little more taste.

Chickpea croutons are a super easy snack to make when you want something crispy – and you can add any spices you want to them.

Hard-boiled egg – you can actually make these in advance and keep them in the fridge to use over several days. Learn how to boil eggs perfectly here.

Plain, air-popped popcorn.

Tinned tuna or salmon. You can place it in a wrap made from nori or a lettuce leaf.

Piece of cheese, perhaps with a few grapes or slices of pears.

Dried meat – the Swiss meat viande des Grisons is a good option.

A few forkfuls of fermented vegetables like sauerkraut or kimchi. Fermented food is great for balancing the bacteria in our gut and it can even help curb sugar cravings. You can make you own or buy fermented sauerkraut – just make sure it is raw + unpasteurized.kale chips

Whole grain crackers (like brown rice) with avocado, cottage cheese, hummus or nut butter spread on top.

Grilled Haloumi cheese.

Leftover piece of chicken, meat or fish.

Kale chips! This recipe is fool-proof.

 

sweet snacks

A square of dark chocolate (at least 70%).

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailRaw date and nut balls like these. You can make a bigger batch and freeze.

Date halves stuffed with walnuts or almonds.

Chia pudding such as this recipe which you can make a big batch of and keep in the fridge over several days.

Frozen banana soft serve which tastes surprisingly like ice-cream!

A vegetable-based smoothie.

These chocolate cookies…made with beans.

Raw chocolate mousse made with avocado.

Make your own trail mix by combining your choice of nuts, seeds and dried fruits and putting them in small bags or Tupperwares. You can buy small, portion size bags from the stationary section of Migros or Coop.

Carrot or celery sticks, apple, pear or banana pieces with spread such as almond butter, tahini or peanut butter. Make your own nut butter or buy a brand that is made only of the nut, seed or peanut without anything added (no salt, oil or sugar). Here’s how to make your own almond butter in just minutes:

Nut butter recipe

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4 Comments

  • http://www./ on Mar 01, 2017 Reply

    Owwwww! Get well soon!I keep thinking of you every time I make a spidersweb block. They take so long to make that I really only get one a day done – rather than limiting myself to just one a day! Why, oh why do I have to go to work? Don't they realise how much I need to do in my sewing room?????Lucy xx

  • Alexandra on Dec 02, 2016 Reply

    Je crois que sur la derniere photo, elle est surtout un peu plus en formes non? Alors boucles, carre et joues rebindoes ca fait beaucoup non?

  • Nesrin on Apr 15, 2015 Reply

    Thank you Hiba – perfect timing as it’s a busy couple of weeks for me and I’ve been thinking about what snacks would be easy, filling and healthy. And the nut butter recipe is wonderful!

    • Hiba on Apr 15, 2015 Reply

      Thanks Nesrin, I am glad you enjoyed them!

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