Do you ever find yourself reaching for sugar-loaded snacks or chocolate when those afternoon hunger pangs hit? Incorporating healthy snacks into your daily routine is a great way to nourish your body and help to keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal. Here are some practical and realistic tips to help you combat those nasty snaccidents.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Prep your snacks in advance so you know exactly what you will be having and when.
Pro Tip: Don’t wait until you’re starving, or leave it up to willpower as your cravings will likely get the better of you.
Ensure snacks are easily available
Keep a selection of healthy snacks at home, in the office and when you’re on the go.. By doing so, you’re less likely to make poor choices when you start feeling hungry. Some ideas include dry roasted almonds, fresh berries, homemade bliss balls or some veggie sticks, and of course our go-tos; Beauty Bites.
Check in with yourself
It’s common to want to snack on tasty food when feeling bored, angry, sad, or even just out of habit. Ask yourself – what else can I do to address this emotion? Take a moment to reset… Sometimes a walk amongst nature, a 10-minute meditation practice or simply brewing a cup of tea can help to curb those cravings.
Choosing the right types of snacks is super important. By shopping smart, making mindful decisions, and being aware of the nutritional value of the food you consume, you can easily integrate healthier habits into your #snacklife.
Keira’s Top Tips
Protein-rich foods will play a big role in helping to keep you feeling full and energised. Think greek yoghurt, chia pudding, a protein smoothie, boiled eggs or some tuna and avocado on rice crackers. Aim for 5g+ per serve.
Opt for Wholefoods
Try to avoid processed snacks as much as possible as they are almost always high in sugar, salt, and calories in comparison with nourishing wholefoods. Fill your snack schedule with nutrient dense foods - hummus on seeded sourdough is a Krumbled favourite.
Focus on Fibre
Fibre-rich foods are super filling and are packed with vitamins, minerals and important nutrients. As a rule of thumb, aim for 5g of fibre for each snack. Think vegetable sticks, oat muffins, apples or seeded crackers… Yum!
Grab a Beauty Bite
We appreciate that not everyone has the time or patience to always prepare their own snacks. Krumbled Beauty Bites are perfect for those chaotic days, when you need to grab something on the go. Packed with all the good stuff to keep your hair and nails healthy (think Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Vitamin C and Vitamin E) and if all that seems too good to be true, they also contain no nasties, are gluten free, completely natural and super low in sugar.
Ah, we have finally arrived in snack heaven!
Happy snacking beauties.