What is a snack?
Essentially a snack is a small meal, which is eaten to keep our blood sugars stable and our energy levels up. Therefore our snacks need to be smaller versions of a well balanced meal, ie: contain healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates.
Here are some examples of healthy snacks. You can really make your snacks with any whole, unprocessed food that you desire, which gives you a lot of choice and freedom.
Snack choice examples:
- A small ripe avocado with a small tin of tuna – scoop out the pip and put the tuna into the avocado.
- A small handful of almonds and pumpkin seeds with some natural yogurt
- Yogurt with berries and LSA meal (linseeds, sunflowers and almonds)
- Carrot, celery and capsicum sticks with hommus
- Cooked quinoa with some crumbled feta and rocket
- A green smoothie – green leaves, banana, coconut water, berries, chia seeds blended together
- Sourdough wholemeal toast with a poached egg and avocado
- Buckwheat crackers with hommus and tomato slices
- Bliss balls – in a blender place any combination of raw nuts and seeds, dried dates or Turkish apricots, raw cacao powder and some coconut oil to bind. Blend and roll into balls, keep in the fridge for easy snacks.