(By Serisha Singh) Looking for something tasty but nutritious? Try these delicious and nutritious healthy snack ideas.
Opting for healthy snacks is a great idea for good nutrition. Eating three regular meals a day and snacking well between meals can help sustain and maintain blood sugar levels throughout the day. This keeps you feeling fuller for longer and can even help you lose a few kilograms. Try these healthy snack ideas for maximum impact.
Raw veggies with hummus is a simple and healthy snack option
Dip raw veggies like celery, cucumber and carrots into hummus for a delightful snack that’s high in fibre and nutrients. If you’re adding these to a lunch box, try cutting the veggies into creative shapes to mesmerise your children.
Try cottage cheese-filled avo
This fruit and dairy combo is perfect when you’re craving something rich and creamy. Remove the pip from half an avocado and fill the space with two tablespoons of low-fat cottage cheese.
Make your own trailmix
Combine a handful of almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds with two tablespoons of linseed and a teaspoon of dried cranberries for a crunchy anytime snack. Just don’t eat it all in one sitting.
Say yes to lettuce wraps
Low in carbs and high in protein and nutrients, mix leftover chicken with some plain yoghurt or low-fat mayonnaise and wrap in lettuce leaves.
Go for frozen fruit
Simply pop some fruit into the freezer overnight and enjoy a tasty treat the next day. Blueberries, strawberries, watermelon and grapes work well.
You can also try these healthy snack ideas:
- Greek yoghurt with a teaspoon of honey
- A handful of nuts
- A boiled egg
- Peanut butter on wholewheat toast
- Tuna and cottage cheese
So go on a snack attack and boost your health and wellbeing!