#WednesdayWellness Issue #5

This article has been written by: Suzie Hart

Your ultimate guide to healthy snacking

Whether you’re looking for the perfect midnight snack to accompany your Netflix binge or you’re looking for a no-hassle snack to help you focus as you pull an all-nighter at work, we’ve got you covered. 

Look no further than our ultimate healthy snacking guide where we bring you everything from sweet to savory to late-night snacks. Even if you’re not much of a cook, we’ve added some no-hassle snacks that don’t need cooking. If you weren’t hungry before, we hope you will get excited to take on a healthy eating challenge.

Here’s our guide to healthy snacking:

SWEET SNACKS

  1. GREEK YOGHURT

Plain greek yoghurt is known for its hunger-satisfying properties. Top off the yoghurt with superfood berries, raisins and nuts along with honey for a sweet and tasty morning snack.

  1. CHIA SEEDS

The ultimate healthy seeds – famously known for its rich health benefits. Chia seeds are packed with antioxidants, protein, healthy fats and dietary fibers. In and of itself, it doesn’t make for a very filling snack. But add it to an acai bowl, granola jar or protein shake and it is bound to satisfy you. Who would’ve thought seeds would be on your snack list? 

  1. OVERNIGHT OATS

Make your own oat bottles in mason jars and refrigerate them overnight. Pack the oats with fruit, oatmeal, greek yoghurt and nuts to make a snack that is guaranteed to help you feel full for longer. 

Here’s your guide to making overnight oats: https://andianne.com/6-overnight-oat-recipes-you-should-know-for-easy-breakfasts/ 

  1. HEALTHY BANANA OAT MUFFINS

These desserts are a healthy on-the-go treat. Not to mention, the best part about this recipe is it’s simple and requires only 3 ingredients. Read the recipe here: Healthy Banana Oat Muffins (3 Ingredients) – The Lazy Dish 

  1. HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS

Make your own healthy low-fat granola bars. They are easy to store and make for a quick and filling snack. Check out this recipe for peanut butter and honey oat bars: Peanut Butter and Honey Oat Bars (skinnyms.com) 

  1. FRUIT AND NUT BUTTER

Because snacking doesn’t need to be over-complicated – slice some apples or bananas and spread your nut butter of choice on it.

SAVORY SNACKS

  1. KETO PIZZA ROLL-UPS

This snack will be popular amongst kids, italian food-lovers and typically anyone who likes pizza. Find the recipe here: Keto Pizza Roll Ups: A Snack Your Kids Can Eat With You (stylishcravings.com) 

  1. BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES

If you’re looking for a snack that feels bad for you, but really isn’t – this recipe is the perfect replacement for greasy french fries. Learn how to make it here: Baked Zucchini Fries with Parmesan and Garlic | YellowBlissRoad.com 

  1. TUNA ON CRACKERS

Make a tuna spread with finely chopped onions and garnish it with coriander. You can easily refrigerate the spread and eat it with crackers anytime without having to spend hours in the kitchen.

  1. CAULIFLOWER BUFFALO BITES

Think buffalo wings – but instead of juicy chicken…cauliflower. This is the healthy, tasty snack you never thought you needed. 

Learn how to make it here: Cauliflower Buffalo Bites – Good Dinner Mom 

  1. SWEET POTATO FRIES

These fries are packed with rich flavour, and when baked, they are much healthier to eat. Read the recipe here: Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries | Allrecipes 

LATE NIGHT SNACKS

  1. HUMMUS 

Those from the Arab world will adore this healthy snacking option. It’s a perfectly suitable mid-day or late night snack. Spread some hummus on whole grain bread or crackers, or go even more healthy by cutting some fresh vegetables to go with it.

Read the hummus recipe: Hummus | RecipeTin Eats 

  1. CUCUMBER RANCH TURKEY WRAPS

Another one of those hassle free, 15-minute snacks that makes for a great snack. Try the recipe here: Cucumber Ranch Turkey Tortilla Wrap Recipe – Taste and Tell (tasteandtellblog.com) 

  1. DARK CHOCOLATE

Strawberries and dark chocolate are the perfect snack combination to sate your sweet tooth craving.

  1. HEALTHY BAGELS

You can buy whole-grain bagels and spread some low fat cream cheese on it, along with turkey and olives to make an easy late night snack.

So here are 15 simple, healthy snacks that won’t cause weight gain and will lead to a longer-lasting feeling of fullness. When you know you’re choosing your health over junk food, it will lead to a sense of pride when you don’t indulge in the usual greasy foods. Now you can snack away at anything you want on this list with these guilt-free snacks!

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