Do you ever feel yourself reaching for a quick snack mid-afternoon and then feel instant guilt? You’re not alone, sis. Snacks often get a bad rep for being ‘naughty’. But - and this is a big but - you have to remember not all snacks are created equal and there's no room for any guilt here, sis.
Snacks are a great way to keep your energy levels up throughout the day, improve your productivity, keep you mentally sharp, and help you keep on track with your health and fitness goals. The important thing to remember when you’re feeling peckish is to make smart choices when it comes to snacks.
Grabbing a sugar-loaded treat from the cupboard may seem like the easiest option, however it’s probably going to make you feel worse in the long run. Pastries, chips, and chocolates are often made up of simple carbohydrates which are low in fibre and nutrients, and have a higher glycemic index. You may get a short burst of energy after you eat your treat, but you’ll soon feel tired as these simple carbs only provide a short-lasting source of energy. Try to avoid high and refined sugar sources of simple carbs and dig into healthy alternatives instead (containing complex carbs) to satisfy those sweet cravings and keep you feeling energised (and fuller!) for longer. Need some inspiration? Try whipping up our Berry Protein Muffins from THE BOD app - recipe below!
Made with whole food ingredients (and no nasties!), you’ll feel no guilt here - you’re getting nutrient-rich foods that are high in fibre and low in calories and saturated fat.
Ready to tuck in?
Berry Protein Muffins
- 1 cup Almond Meal
- 1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 3 tbsp Stevia
- 110g Banana
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk
- 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 cup Mixed Berries
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
- Grease a muffin tin.
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Mash banana in a bowl. Add egg, melted oil, and milk. Whisk to combine.
- Pour wet mix into dry mix and combine.
- Fold through berries.
- Spoon into muffin tin (makes 6).
- Bake for 20-22 minutes or until risen and golden.
- Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
Nutritional info per serve:
P: 11.4g C: 16.9g F: 19.5g
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What's your favourite healthy snack, sis? Let us know in the comments below!