So when I asked you a couple of weeks ago what you wanted help with on the nutrition front, a lot of people came back with “snack inspiration”, so today’s email to you is going to be totally snack-focussed. I know a lot of people get stuck for ideas or just want to confirm they are eating along the right lines so I hope this post helps.
I love snacking and tend to have a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack if I feel like a pick me up! It helps me in so many ways, bridging the hunger gap and helping me to make a rational food choice come lunch or dinner. It’s also another occasion to enjoy food and fill your body up with much need nutrition to power those trillions of biochemical reactions subconsciously going on in our bodies every second.
Now that berry season is arriving, it has made snacking SO much tastier, easier and a lot more colourful but before I share with you my most commonly eaten snacks, here are my three golden tips.
1). ALWAYS INCLUDE PROTEIN OF SOME KIND
Here are my favourite snacking combinations as part of my K.I.S.S (Keep It So Simple) snack collection.
- Fresh pineapple, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds (eat the pineapple core – it is packed full of the enzyme bromelain, which is amazing for a healthy digestive system)
- Fresh cherries and brazil nuts
- Fresh raspberries and cashews
- Blueberries and pecan nuts
- Pear and almond butter (yum)
- Smoked salmon with lemon juice and pepper squeezed on
- Garlic prawns (when you’re not in an office!)
- Cherry tomatoes and fresh basil with a few nuts
- Boiled egg (pre-boil a batch and keep them in their shells, with a smiley face or love notes drawn on so you know which ones are boiled and which ones aren’t)
These foods are just as easy to pick up as a bag of crisps or biscuit, and they’ll be much kinder to your body!
What is your favourite healthy snack out of the ones above?
All the healthy best,