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8 Nourishing Snack Ideas

Posted Oct 31 2012 7:34pm

I’ll admit it, I’m a notorious snacker. I used to feel bad about it, like I was cheating and eating too much in the day. I tried to cut it out, stick to my meals and have nothing extra but it made me miserable. Only 3 opportunities for eating in the day just isn’t fun. I’ve come to find that if you embrace your natural rhythms and eat often you’ll be much happier. I know some people are ok with three meals alone but if you’re more like me then this post is just for you.

The key to nutritious snacking is preparation. Ideas and recipes are great but if you don’t have anything on hand when the need for a snack arises you’re way more likely to make a bad decision. My advice, pick one sweet and one savory option per week from the list below and make them ready to grab and go. That way no matter where you are, at work, driving around, at the park with the kids or home watering the garden you’ll have something yummy, nutritious and filling on hand to help with that sudden hunger pang.

Coconut Chips

1. Boiled eggs with avocado cubes. Simple, clean and filling.

2. Artichoke Pesto Goat Bites – Mix 1/4 cup goats cheese, ½ cup chopped artichoke hearts (from the tin is fine) and ¼ cup pesto. Add salt and pepper. Spread on Vita Wheat.

3. Cheesy Egg Muffins from the fab paleo blog Nom Nom Paleo.

4. Zucchini Slice – There are a bunch of different ways to make this , whichever you choose it makes for a protein and veg packed snack. Tip: Always use olive oil where the recipe calls for a vegetable oil and bacon is a must for flavour.

5. Guacamole – Hand mash together 2 avocados, finely dice 1 tomato, ½ a red onion, add salt, pepper, chilli flakes and a big handful of chopped coriander. Add a squeeze of lemon juice. Tip: this is amazing when combined with feta or goats cheese.

6. Apple slices and cream cheese

7. Scones and Cream – no sugar, full fat cream please. Add cheese and herbs if you prefer savoury.

8. Caramelized Coconut Chips – from Melissa Joulwan at The Clothes make the Girl.

Tell me, what are your fave snacks?


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