Whether you’ve gone a bit overboard with the online shopping lately or you’re simply in savings mode, you shouldn’t have to go hungry or blow the budget to satisfy hunger cravings in between meals. Here are eight of my favourite low-sugar snacks that won’t break the bank or compromise your health goals.
1. Boiled eggs
Purchasing a dozen eggs on a Sunday is a great way to set yourself up for some healthy weekday snacks. Boiled eggs are easy to cook, an awesome source of protein and they’re surprisingly filling. Packed with nutrition but low in calories, these get a big tick of approval from me.
2. Homemade popcorn
No, not the cinema stuff (which is bloody delicious, I know). When you make popcorn at home, it’s 100 per cent wholegrain, packed with fibre and you’re in control of the quantities of oil/butter/salt used.
3. PB & celery
PB is high in protein, fibre and good fats…. plus it’s seriously delicious (though often hard to stop at one teaspoon let alone tablespoon). I love to have it with some chopped celery.
Yes, you can get these somewhere other than a Japanese restaurant. Edamame beans mixed with chilli flakes and sea salt is a seriously satisfying low sugar snack.
5. Roasted chickpeas
Grab a tin of chickpeas, drain and remove excess water, chuck them on a baking tray and roast in the oven until crispy. Yum!
6. Rice cakes with PB
Stash a jar of PB and a packet of rice cakes in your drawer to keep them out of the hands of your colleagues. Best of luck trying not to eat the whole jar!
7. A handful of almonds
Almonds are a heart healthy snack that are high in good fats and Vitamin E and are surprisingly filling. They’re nutrient dense so try not to go overboard – a handful (around 10-12 nuts) should suffice.
8. Veggie sticks and hummus
Sliced carrots, capsicum and celery are my go-to veggies to dip in hummus. A great way to help meet your five servings of veg per day.