We often go for whatever we can find when we get hungry or shall I say ‘hangry’. Having these 3 nutritious snacks at hands reach either in your pantry, work desk or fridge is a great way of staying full between meals and a good way of keeping track of those calories. These snacks are also great for people on a diet.
1. Greek Yoghurt
Yoghurt is an excellent option because is it full of calcium and high in protein. It is also thicker and creamier than regular yogurt, making it a satisfying snack option. Just be careful to choose the right one’s – i.e. fat-free. My personal favourite by far is Chobani Greek Yoghurt (especially the passionfruit flavour). It’s also very low in fat, high in calcium and only has 140 calories.
I combine Carman’s muesli, Chobani Greek Yoghurt and whatever fruit I have in the fridge and have it for breakfast sometimes – the oats and muesli provide a nice crunchy element which goes perfectly well with the creamy yoghurt. It looks super appetising too.
2. Nuts & Raisins
I love all types of nuts and raisins and probably have a handful of almonds and walnuts everyday. They are high in protein and fiber and therefore keeps you feeling fuller for longer. However, keep in mind that while nuts are full of heart-healthy fats, it’s still important to measure out portions since calories can add up quickly. Be sure to stick to about a handful.
Fruit is always a great snack option. Try to eat fruit that’s in season to maximise nutritional value and flavour. Winter fruits include banana, oranges, mandarins and kiwi. On the other hand, summer fruits include the members of the berry family (my personal favourite), grapes, melons, nectarines and plums.