10 affordable and healthy snacks that take less than 10 minutes to make
December 14, 2015
It’s relatively easy to plan healthy, well balanced meals and even have a well-structured work out plan but what about snacks? It’s great to have an arsenal of yummy options up your sleeves for when hunger strikes.
Fruit, Yoghurt (natural or coconut) and toppings
Simple, tasty and quick. Just add any available fruit to yoghurt with a handful of toppings. My favourite fruit and yoghurt accompaniments are roasted buckwheat, seeds, chia and cacao nibs.
Pop some kale in the oven on a low heat and then serve topped with chilli, parmesan or nutritional yeast. The perfect alternative to any chip craving.
My favourite high protein and flavour snack. I do these in batches and leave them in the fridge to eat with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls
This is probably my most eaten snack. I certainly love me a smoothie bowl, basically just pop some greens and/or fruit, banana or avocado, a binder like protein or nut butter and some liquid (almond milk, coconut water, yoghurt, water, etc) in a blender and serve in a cup or a bowl topped with tasty toppings (keep an eye out for my favourite smoothie bowl recipes coming the blog soon).
Veggies + Dip
Chop up some capsicum, carrots or cucumber and enjoy with some homemade hummus or cashew cheese. Cherry tomatoes are a fun option too!
Soup is great for cold weather and rainy days. There are lots of great miso brands, just keep an eye on the ingredients for preservatives and allergens.
Open Faced Sandwiches (on GF or rye)
For a more substantial snack try a salad loaded open faced sandwich. My favourite toppings are...
Fruit & Vegetables: Heirloom Tomatoes (amazing with cashew cream cheese and black pepper), Rocket, Micro-greens and sprouts (a fun way to top anything), Red Onions, Radish, Beets, Banana (best not to pair with savoury foods)
Spreads: Cashew Cream Cheese, Avocado, Tahini, Hummus, Almond butter (great with sweet and savoury toppings)
Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Almonds, Walnuts these babies are great for upping energy and adding healthy fats to our body. They also taste amazing on their own or with fruit.
Cup of Tea
Sometimes all you need is just a cup of good tea. Brew yourself a cup of green tea or a creamy, filling chai with honey and nut milk.
Pop some oats on the stove or microwave or add some chia seeds to coconut water or almond milk. Both Chia and Oats are packed with healthy fibre and protein and are versatile enough to go with almost anything.