Tips for Healthy Snacking:

  • Always have healthy snacks close by – in your drawer at work, in the car, in your handbag or easy to reach cupboards at home.×588.jpg

  • Divide snacks into smaller portion sizes to avoid overeating.
  • Don’t skip meals – eat regularly and space snacks in between meals
  • Choose wisely – snacks with a higher water or fiber content can be eaten in larger quantities for the same number of kilojoules, when compared to high fat or sugar snacks.
  • Certain snacks can provide extra vitamins and minerals – like fruit and vegetables, it will also keep you fuller for longer due to the fiber content.
  • Choose fiber rich whole-grains, it contains complex carbs and fiber – which provides energy.
  • Focus on the snacks that you are eating. If you remain busy and focus your attention on other things you may not notice how much you are snacking.
  • Snacking can help with weight loss – by helping you to manage your hunger and reducing bingeing at meal times.

Snack Ideas: (*Low-carb snacks / **Carb-free snacks)

  1. 1 Slice whole wheat or seeded bread with 1 tablespoon natural / light peanut butter
  2. *½ cup Greek yogurt with ¼ cup of fruit
  3. *1 cup of homemade popcorn
  4. **Vegetables (tomato, cucumber, carrots, bell peppers, sugar snap peas) and Hummus
  5. Whole wheat crackers, (3 provita / 2 ryvita / 2 cracker bread) with 2 tablespoons of low-fat cottage cheese and toppings
  6. *Rice crackers (3 large) with low-fat cottage cheese and toppings
  7. Sliced avocado or guacamole (2 tablespoons) with 3 whole wheat crackers
  8. *Strawberry and banana ice cream
  9. *Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pops
  10. **Roasted Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds (¾ cup)
  11. Frozen Blueberries (½ cup)
  12. *Frozen Yogurt and Blueberries
  13. Frozen Grapes (½ cup)
  14. **Raw, Roasted or Seasoned Almonds (¼ cup)
  15. *2 tablespoons Mixed Nuts and Raisins
  16. Chocolate Milk*
  17. Banana Oatmeal Bites
  18. Cranberry Almond Energy Bites
  19. Dark Chocolate, Blueberry & Almond Snack Mix
  20. **Roasted chickpeas
  21. **Biltong, lean (30g)