Did you know that you get to 2 or 3 snacks a day when you’re on The Lady Shake? How good is that! But did you also know that snacking is key to reaching your weight loss goals and maintaining your weight?
When you snack on the same thing day in and day out it can get boring, and when you get bored, you can start to wander and end up cheating on your diet and eating naughty treats.
Since variety is the spice of life, here are 10 healthy snacks dieticians always have on hand that will get you looking forward to your morning and afternoon tea again.
That’s right chocoholics, you get to keep your dessert! â
Opt for dark chocolate that’s at least 70% cocoa to reap maximum benefits, and limit yourself to a few squares a day.â
Air-pop some popcorn, and add a dash of cracked sea salt. Popcorn is a whole grain and much lower in fat than chips. Three whole cups is only about 100 calories which is way more satisfying than six greasy chips!â£â
Try to avoid adding too many extras like huge doses of salt, butter or sugar, as these additions can quickly detract from the benefit of switching in the first place.â
Not only are these delicious snacks packed full of protein it tastes excellent and is the most convenient snack going!
Apple Slices & Peanut Butter
Spread about 2 teaspoons of peanut butter across a medium apple sliced and cored. Delicious and easy!
Tip – Spice these up with a small sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Greek yoghurt and fruit
Just add some berries or fruit to greek yoghurt and you’ve got yourself a perfect summer snack! Make sure it’s greek yoghurt and not flavoured yoghurt as most falvoured yoghurts tend to be high in sugar!
Now this is a go to for me. It’s tasty, light and sure to hit the spot without all the calories.
Grab a can of tuna (or a bit of left over roast chook), and put a bit of it on a lettuce leaf. Roll it up and enjoy. You can also add salads like lettuce, onion and tomato, whatever you enjoy.
Simple Quiche cups
Ingredients – 5 eggs, a handful of fresh spinach rough chopped, button mushrooms sliced and sauteed, salt & pepper. Light cheese optional.
Method – Whisk eggs in a bowl, then lightly mix in spinach, mushrooms, and add cheese if desired. Evenly divide the mixture into 12 using a non-stick muffin tray. Bake for about 20 minutes, at 190 deg or until quiches are cooked through.
2 Quiches per serve
Tip – To check Quiches are cooked by inserting a toothpick into the centre, and no liquid comes out.
Nothing says summer like some fresh fruit! Watermelon is 92% water so this refreshing snack is a great way to stay hydrated. Each bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.
Veggie sticks and hummus
Not only is hummus delicious, but it is packed with nutrients and has been linked to many health and nutritional benefits. Add in some veggie sticks and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy snack, that’s low in calories!
Avocado Tomato Crackers
Ingredients – 4 Vita-weat crackers, 1/3 avocado sliced, medium tomato sliced, salt, pepper.
Method – Layer Vita-weat crackers with avocado and tomato slices, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.