Gurl, we’ve all been there - it’s a few hours after breakfast or mid-afternoon and - BAM! - a food craving hits.
Reaching for a sugary treat from the cupboard or something from the vending machine may seem like the easiest option, but don’t let this little snack attack affect your health and fitness goals. Snacks can be filling, delicious, and guess what - healthy!
Instead of an instant sugar hit (and then crashing and burning 30 minutes later), choosing a healthy snack can help keep you energised for longer. It’s also a great way to add some extra nutrients into your body throughout the day.
Meal prep is a wonderful thing, sis, and creating some healthy snacks in advance can ensure you always have delicious - and nutritious - treats with you on the go. Especially before your workout!
Whether you’re a sweet or savoury kinda girl, we’ve got you covered. Below are some high-energy and healthy snack ideas that are quick and easy to make and will help combat these cravings.
Broccoli and Cheese Bites
These Broccoli and Cheese Bites are the ultimate comfort food for on the go. Made with only six ingredients, including healthy, fibrous veggies, they’re super easy to whip up and will add a nutritious boost to your day.
Green veggies are an excellent way to provide your body with important vitamins and minerals. For a simple and tasty snack, add two handfuls of spinach, chard, broccoli, and kale to a steamy basket in a few inches of boiling water, cover and steam for 10 minutes, sprinkle with sesame seed and fruit vinegar, and voila!
Gluten-free Muesli Bar
A muesli bar is a great grab-and-go snack and is perfect for mid-morning munchies. Store-bought options usually contain a high amount of sugar, so making your own is a convenient way to keep an eye on unnecessary ingredients. And these gluten-free muesli bars are perfect to keep in the cupboard, in your gym, or on your desk. You’ll be amazed at how quick and easy they are to make!
Greek Cucumber Salad
Greek cucumber salad is a light, hydrating and refreshing snack. Just add a serving of mixed greens, diced cucumber, and your other favourite veggies, in a bowl and mix through some Greek yogurt (preferably one high in protein).
Protein balls are seriously simple to make - and they taste delicious! These Cookie Dough Protein Balls are a great snack at any time of day and they’re perfect for a protein boost before you hit the gym.
Dates with nut butter
This flavourful snack is an instant antidote if you have a sweet tooth! Simply cut open your dates, remove the pits, and add a teaspoon of your favourite nut butter. It’s an ideal protein chomp that takes less than 5 minutes to make!
It is one of the most healthy and perfect snacks, so nothing needs to be said for avo on toast. Mash about 1/3 of a ripe avocado and slather over a piece of whole-grain bread. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on it, and you are good to go. If you’re feeling creative, try this Sweet Potato and Carrot Avocado Toast recipe.
This snack is too good to be true! It’s so flavourful and nutritious that it may cause binge eating, so hold your hand before you indulge too much!
Simply mix and match your'e favourite nuts and seeds and toss them in a bowl. You could even add a pinch of sea salt or some chilli flakes for a flavour boost. It will fill your everyday portion of fats by keeping your calories in charge. It also helps in keeping up great heart well-being and supplies your fat and fibre intake.
You’ll find more quick, healthy and delicious snack recipes for on the go in THE BOD Bites Recipe book.