How to snack on a healthy eating plan

When you’re trying to eat healthily, you may struggle to find healthy snacks. There’s a common misconception that snacks should be avoided at all costs when you’re eating healthily.

The good news is that this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s actually recommended that you eat a few snacks throughout the day. Not only will it keep your hunger at bay, but it also helps to give you energy and prevents overeating at mealtimes.

The thing you need to focus on is finding healthy options, so why not start to build up a list of both savoury and sweet snacks so you can stave off those hunger pangs?
Top savoury guilt free snacks
If you’re in a savoury mood then a healthy and delicious snack to try out is sliced tomato with a little feta cheese. Remember to add a sprinkling of olive oil so the cheese sticks to the tomato. This is so simple, but your taste buds will really thank you for this tasty treat.

Tomato and pepper dip with carrot and celery sticks is another great snack to make. Nibbling on raw vegetables throughout the day will provide the body with plenty of vitamins and goodness, but when eaten alone they can be a little boring. Create a tomato and pepper dip using sundried tomato paste, tomatoes, sweet peppers and chives – all you have to do is blend the ingredients together and it’s ready.

Top sweet guilt free snacks

Fruit is the obvious choice when it comes to sweet snacks as there are many types of fruits to choose from. Bananas are especially great as they are filling and packed full of potassium which provides you with an energy burst when you need it most. Try making a small fruit salad that you can carry around with you too. A mixture of fruits will liven things up a bit and help to keep your sweet cravings at bay.

If you want something a little more satisfying than fruit then a cereal bar sits nicely in your list of healthy snacks. These are not only a tasty option, but also keep you fuller for longer, helping you to make it through to lunch or dinner time.

All in all, there are many options available when it comes to healthy snacking. You just need to think outside the box. Why not look online today for inspiration?