You know the score – your day is packed with meetings, emails, and clients. The last thing on your mind is how you can eat clean when that 3pm slump strikes. Snacking is super important to keep your blood sugar levels stable, so get smart with my favourite snacks that can all be prepped in minutes:
1. Boiled Eggs
I love to prep these on a Sunday night. Boil some water in a pan and add eggs for 7 minutes if you like the middle a little runny. Packed with protein, good fats and vitamins, these guys will keep in your fridge for the whole week!
2. Protein Balls
If you have a sweet tooth but want to maintain a healthy diet (thats all of us right?!) protein balls are the way to go. You can make your own at home (if you have the time and patience), or lay your hands on a clean pre-mix such as Fit Mixes. I love these because they’re really low sugar. Steer clear of ones laden with dried fruit such as figs and dates – they’ll spike your blood sugar and leave you craving more.
If you skip the versions covered is toffee and oil, popcorn can be wonderfully healthy. Buy the natural kernels and flavour yourself, or check out my Award-worthy Coconut Popcorn recipe.
4. Almond Milk Hot Chocolate
I indulge in one of these most evenings after dinner. Make your own nut milk by soaking almonds for 4 hours and blending them with water, or buy the unsweetened versions available in supermarkets. Add a little Du Chocolate or raw cacao powder and rice malt syrup to kick those sweet cravings.
5. Greek Yoghurt + Cinnamon
Plain Greek yoghurt is so versatile and generally had the highest protein content of all yoghurts. Check the label for hidden sugars and avoid the ones with added fruit, which amps up the sugar. A sprinkle of cinnamon adds a delicious flavour and has lots of health benefits, including stabilised bloody sugar levels. #winning.
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Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).
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