The wait between breakfast, lunch, and dinner can feel like a lifetime sometimes, so it’s inevitable that we’ll want a snack or two to satisfy us in the meantime.
Snacking strategically can not only relieve your hunger but can also prevent you from snacking on unhealthy things.
We’ve all been there – it’s 10 pm and nest all the fruit and veg in the fridge there’s a super unhealthy sugary snack staring back at you.
Thankfully, there are plenty of quick and simple snacks that you can eat throughout the day to fill you up and satisfy your cravings.
Keep reading for our 5 top snacks you can eat that will fill you up during the day.
Popcorn can be a great way to satisfy any cravings throughout the day – but don’t make the mistake of buying premade popcorn.
If you choose the wrong popcorn, you could be filling your body with unnecessary amounts of fatty oils and butter, which won’t be great for your health. The best way is to make it yourself.
Pop some popcorn kernels in a small paper lunch bag, put it in the microwave until the popping noises become fewer and fewer, and then add your topping of choice.
Here are some topping ideas:
- Parmesan and rosemary
- Salt and sugar or sweetener
- Curry or chilli powder
- Lemon or lime zest
Fruit And Peanut Butter
The best fruits that go with peanut butter are banana and apple, but you can add peanut butter to any fruit for a tasty combo.
Banana is a healthy snack that will fill you up – and is 75% water. Peanut butter is also healthy and rich in fat, so is sure to keep you satisfied until your next meal.
All you have to do is smear a spoonful of peanut butter onto your fruit and your tasty snack is prepared and ready to eat.
Veg Sticks And Hummus
Hummus is a great snack that’s not only delicious but full of fibre and plant-based protein.
You mix hummus with any veg, but the best ones are:
- Carrot sticks
- Cucumber sticks
- Celery sticks
- Sliced bell peppers
- Snap peas
Most vegetables have high water content and combined with the fibre and protein that hummus offers, you’re certain to feel content until it’s time for your next meal.
Trail mix is a quick and easy snack idea that you can make using things from your pantry. It’s a combination of granola, fruits, nuts, and sometimes chocolate.
This tasty combo dates back to the early 1900s when it was recommended for hikers and campers to keep their energy levels high.
The combination of fibre and carbohydrates will give you the energy boost you need, and you can add chocolate to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Yoghurt And Topping
Great-tasting yoghurt doesn’t have to be unhealthy – fat-free greek yoghurt with a topping of your choice can be a tasty and filling combination.
Some topping ideas include: