Spring into Summer with Healthy Snacking

Why is Snacking So Important

Snacking can be a great way to stave off hunger pangs but also it is a super way to add healthful habits in the long-term. Snacking can actually help boost energy levels, refuel after a workout and stop you overeating at your next meal.

It is important to snack by numbers to stop over-indulgence at snack time.  Here is a list of snacks from 50 – 200kcal.

50 calories and under:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 12 raspberries
  • 5 almonds
  • Handful of baby carrots with x 2 teaspoons salsa shutterstock_92621179
  • Handful of pepper strips with x 1 teaspoon hummus
  • Celery sticks with 25g (small matchbox size) low fat cheese

100 calories and under:

  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 mini box of yoghurt coated raisins
  • Pack of low fat crisps
  • 125g fat-free plain / Greek yoghurt with a few berries
  • Bowl of pop-corn
  • 12 almonds or cashews
  • 20 pistachio nuts
  • 2 squares of dark chocolate and 10 strawberries
  • 6 almonds and 3 tablespoons of raisins
  • 2 Ryvita and 2 tablespoons low fat cream cheese

200 calories and under:

  • 100g trail mix
  • 1 oatmeal cookie or flapjack
  • 1 ricecake with 2 tablespoons of nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons low fat hummus and mixed raw veggies