5 quick and healthy snacks to keep your energy levels up
Bula Vinaka and welcome to my Bulalicious Blog. This month I am sharing with you a 5 of my favourite go to healthy snacks. The fantastic thing about these is that they are quick and healthy but most of all delicious. Through-out the day I usually have 2 – 3 healthy snacks in between my main meals breakfast, lunch and dinner.
These are 5 of my favourite snacks that you can try out for yourself:
- Whole grain crackers with your choice of topping (avocado, hummus, cheese, tomato, peanut butter, tuna)
How to make: So easy to make, slice or mash up your chosen topping/s and spread over 4xcrackers!
Benefits: This snack option is quick to make, tasty and healthy.
- Fresh fruit Salad
How to make: Cut up into small pieces a variety of your favourite fruits or whatever is available at the time. For example, a typical fruit salad I make contains 1x banana, 1x apple and 1x orange. Fresh mango is an absolute favourite of mine, but can be a little pricey here in New Zealand, which is something I really miss about being away from Fiji! I am a huge yoghurt lover so I like to add a tablespoon of natural greek yoghurt with my fruit salad.
Benefits: A fruit salad is an effortless way to get your 3x servings of fruit a day in one snack! Fruits contain important vitamins and minerals that our bodies need for optimal health.
- Blueberries and Natural Yoghurt (unsweetened)
How to make: I like to put this high protein snack together when I have a busy day ahead. In a plastic container add ¼ frozen (or fresh) blueberries and ½ plain greek yoghurt. By the time I’m ready to eat this snack the blueberries have defrosted ? keep stored in the fridge until ready to eat and sprinkle with some nuts or seeds.
Benefits: Blueberries offer a source of antioxidants and the yoghurt provides a strong serving of protein. This is a delicious pre or post training snack.
- Boiled eggs
How to make: One of the easiest and most affordable snacks (especially if you have your own chickens)
All it takes is 4-5 minutes to boil your eggs. Allow them to cool, peel and eat OR leave the shell on and take them in your lunchbox to work! I usually have 2x eggs.
Benefits: Eggs are very low in carbohydrates (sugars) and are a rich source of protein, which is important for the growth and repair of our body’s muscles and tissues. They also contain some fats (in the yolk part) and have high water content.
- Corn on the Cob
How to make: Peel the corn and boil for 10-15 minutes. Eat hot or keep refrigerated for later! 1x cob is plenty!
Benefits: Corn on the cob is a filling healthy snack that is yummy and sweet and counts towards your daily vegetable intake.
Love Britt xx