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Back to basics…snack ideas

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Back to basics…snack ideas

Snacks are a great way to fuel our bodies and minds throughout the day by helping to keep our energy, blood sugar and moods from fluctuating too much & providing nourishment and satiety.

Below are some of the wholefood options I tend to go for & also recommend to clients…i’d love to hear what your favorite snacks are – comment below and let me know! 🙂

• Nuts (ie; 1 handful)
• Celery sticks with nut butter (Optional additions: sultanas or raisins)
• Dates chopped in half and spread with nut butter or tahini (Optional additions: cacao nibs, shredded coconut) (ie; 2 or 3 dates)
• Dried figs (Optional additions: nut butter, tahini, shredded coconut) (ie; 2 or 3 figs)
• Dried apricots, apple slices or banana chips (small handful)
• Chopped veggies + hummus, guacamole, veggie dip, tzatziki or cashew or cottage cheese
• Trail mix – mixed nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sultanas, goji berries, cacao nibs, shredded coconut
• Unsweetened plain full cream or coconut yoghurt (Optional additions: honey, chopped/stewed fruit, granola, cinnamon and/or nuts)
• Bliss or protein balls
• Smoothies
• 1-2 squares of dark chocolate (ideally 70% or above)
• Sliced haloumi – cooked in fry pan or sandwich press
• Olives
• Cherry tomatoes
• Cheese
• Boiled egg/s
• Apple slices with nut butter
• Whole or chopped fruit (Optional additions: Yoghurt honey, chopped fruit, granola, cinnamon and/or nuts)
• Stewed apples (Optional additions: granola, yoghurt and/or nuts)
• Chia pudding (Optional additions: honey, chopped fruit, granola, cinnamon and/or nuts)
• Popcorn (ie; 1 to 2 cups)
• Savory wholegrain crackers, wrap, toast or rice cakes with avocado, hummus, veggie dip, tzatziki or cashew or cottage cheese & one of the following; chopped tomato, cucumber, carrot, celery, sliced radish, capers, smoked or tinned salmon, tuna or trout, salt and pepper
• Sweet wholegrain crackers, wrap, toast or rice cakes with nut butter, tahini, cashew, cottage or feta cheese + a drizzle of honey & one of the following; chopped banana, strawberries, pear or peaches, whole blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, shredded coconut, sultanas or raisins

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