Healthy Snacks that won’t make you feel guilty

Did you know that thirst can actually make you feel hungry? Try drinking one glass of water before you reach for that Snickers bar. If after 30 min you still arenโ€™t satisfied, then you may eat something. So what to choose? You’ll want to find something that will satisfy your hunger but also be nutritious.

A healthy selection of delicious snacks include;

  • 2 tablespoons of peanut or almond butter, smooth or crunchy or something in between, whatever you fancy really
  • Apple quarters topped with about 2 tablespoons of peanut or almond butter dusted with a sprinkling of cinnamon
  • Yoghurt and berry bowl (I love strawberries but you can mix any in really like blueberries or raspberries) You could even top this with a sprinkling of protein mix
  • Carrot or celery sticks, tricks my mind into thinking I’m eating chips
  • Hommus and brown crackers
  • Popcorn, homemade with kernels is best with a sprinkling of salt or cinnamon
  • Fruit. Yes too much fructose is not a good thing but I ate all the fruit I wanted for dessert most nights and still lost weight however, I advise you proceed with caution

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Remember; munching on sweet and salty snacks occasionally is okay. Treat yourself! But also be honest with yourself. If you’re putting in more than you exert in physical activity then maybe it’s time for a change.

Love your health.

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Late Night Snacks For When Youโ€™re Peckish

Picture yourself nestled comfortably on the couch, blanket up to your chin, bed socks on and maybe your pet snuggled at your feet (or like me stuffed toy if you have a pet who doesnโ€™t do laps) itโ€™s Netflix and chill time.

Then you feel it. The hunger pang. The sugar craving the, โ€œdammit I should have had more to eat during the dayโ€ feeling. My stomach feels like I could fill the contents of the Grand Canyon in it. Gosh it even rumbles sometimes too.

So you kick off your blankie and itโ€™s off to the kitchen with ya.

WAIT!!!

Before you get caught up in the sugar fix youโ€™re craving for the love of Mickey Mouse please take a look at my list of healthy snacks for when the hunger yeti gets you.

Did you know that thirst can actually make you feel hungry? While I was clean eating last year, I read somewhere this interesting fact; drink one glass of water before you reach for that snickers bar. If after 30min you still arenโ€™t satisfiedย  then you may eat something. A healthy something *looks sternly at you*

A healthy selection of delicious snacks include;

  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on its own
  • Apple quarters with about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • Yoghurt and fruit (I love strawberries but you can mix any in really)
  • Carrot sticks
  • Hommus and brown crackers (less the salt if you can)
  • Popcorn (minus the triple explosion butter please and less salt the better)
  • Any fruit. Yes too much fructose is not a good thing but I ate all the fruit I wanted for dessert most nights and still lost weight however, I advise you proceed with caution

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So I hope to encourage and inspire a new, healthier way of eating and snacking. Munching on sweet and salty snacks occasionally is OKAY do not forget this. But also be honest with yourself. If you’re putting in more than you exert in physical activity then maybe it’s time for a change. Of course the decision lies with you and only you if you’d like to change your eating habits. Good luck!