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15 ideas for good-for-you snacks

Snack time is often when the hand goes to an unhealthy and un-energising sweet treat – a biscuit (or three or four), a chocolate bar from the vending machine, a piece of cake that just ‘goes around’. Here are some easy and delicious alternatives.

On the sweeter side

  • 40-50g raw nuts: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts
  • good ol’ fruit – banana, apple, nectarine, orange; or 1/2 cup of smaller fruit,  such as berries, cherries or grapes
  • 150ml organic, full fat, live (biogarde) yoghurt
  • yoghurt as above, mixed with red fruit and a dash of cinnamon
  • a small handful trail mix (studentenhaver) – your favourite combination of nuts, seeds and a bit of dried fruit
  • fresh coconut pieces (available in supermarkets)
  • 25g dark, pure, 85% dark chocolate

Or any combination of the above, just keep it small, it is a snack after all.

More savoury

  • hard boiled egg with a few pieces of cucumber
  • snack vegetables (feel free to be creative – cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, celery but also baby corn, sugar snaps and radishes, for example) with an interesting dip – olive tapenade, pesto or houmous
  • 1/2 – 1 ripe avocado
  • 40g goat’s cheese or Gouda with 1-2 pieces of sun-dried tomatoes
  • a cup of miso soup (look for instant sachets in supermarkets and health food stores)
  • a cup of clear soup, made with organic bouillon powder (‘Vetara’ is a good brand, available in health food stores) with 2 tablespoons oatmeal mixed in
  • 10 olives (maybe with a few pieces of cheese?)
  • a pure, green smoothie, no added sugars or junk, such as this one

“I don’t have to eat healthily. I choose to eat healthily”

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