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18 gut-healthy snack ideas

Do you struggle to make it between lunch or dinner without your stomach rumbling?  A whopping 75% of us snack between meals!1https://foodinsight.org/survey-spotlight-snacking

Research into whether snacking is good or bad for you, especially in terms of weight management, is mixed.  What we do know is that snacking on the ‘right’ foods can help manage blood sugar, curb hunger, and increase nutrient intake. That said, if you find yourself relying on that mid-afternoon pick-me-up, perhaps it is time to explore why you are feeling hungry all the time – click here to read more.

In the meantime, here are some healthy snack ideas to get you started –

  1. Hard-boiled eggs (or devilled eggs, add a dollop of mayonnaise and a sprinkle of paprika!)
  2. Apple sticks and peanut butter
  3. Energy balls – why not try raspberry & coconut, chocolate orange, or peanut butter!
  4. Cucumber, carrot, celery and bell pepper sticks with hummus
  5. Trail mix (nuts and seeds)
  6. Spicy roasted chickpeas
  7. A good old piece of fruit!
  8. Goat’s yoghurt and berries
  9. Crackers with goat’s cheese
  10. Slice of fibre-rich toast and nut butter
  11. Banana and peanut butter sandwich
  12. Banana ‘sweeties’ – slice a banana into coins, add a dollop of yoghurt, sprinkle with chia seeds, and freeze
  13. Celery stuffed with goats’ cheese, walnuts and raisins
  14. Banana muffins
  15. Kefir smoothie
  16. Pancakes – topped with yoghurt, nuts, seeds and berries
  17. Popcorn
  18. Dark chocolate and almonds – read more about which chocolate is best here!

How does eating breakfast affect snacking? Read more here!

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