Snacks don’t have to be unhealthy! If you choose the right healthy snacks, they can help to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day, provide vital nutrients, and give you a boost of energy to get you through that afternoon slump.

If you’re looking for healthy snack ideas, consider some of these nutritious and easy-to-make mini-meals.

1. Fresh Fruit

Fruit is the ideal quick and easy on-the-go healthy snack food. Throw an apple or banana in your bag, and you’ll never feel tempted by a chocolate bar when hunger hits.

Fruit provides lots of vitamins and antioxidants and gives you an instant energy boost. To get even more nutrients and keep hunger at bay for longer, pair your fruit with a protein, such as apple slices with peanut butter or a small handful of mixed nuts.

2. Veggie Sticks with Dip

Chop up some veggies, such as cucumber, carrot, and capsicum, and enjoy them with hummus or a yogurt-based dip to provide healthy fats and protein, as well as to help take the edge off your appetite.

3. Wholegrain Crackers and Cheese

This is another healthy carbohydrate and protein combo. Opt for wholegrain crackers as the extra fibre helps you to feel fuller for longer and keeps your digestion running smoothly.

Cheese is a great source of calcium and protein, so individually packaged cheese sticks are a great snack option for when you’re on the go.

4. Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy and satisfying roasted chickpeas make a healthier and lower-calorie alternative to salted peanuts. You can roast chickpeas yourself with a drizzle of olive oil, and add your own choice of flavourings, such as paprika, curry powder, chilli powder, or garlic salt.

5. Yogurt and Cereal

Cereal can be a great choice of snack when you don’t have time to cook a meal. Opt for wholegrain cereals without added sugar and eat them with plain Greek yogurt for protein, healthy fats, and gut-beneficial bacteria.

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