Cutting down on refined sugar is one of the best things you can do to help stabilise hunger pangs and improve your diet. However, people often become stuck when it comes to snacking between meals. Here are a couple of suggestions to stop you reaching for the biscuit cupboard!
Vegetable Sticks and Hummus
You really can’t beat vegetable sticks with some delicious hummus. Hummus is simply made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and some seasonings. This is a great snack to keep you fuller for longer too.
Greek Yoghurt with Nuts
No fruit with your yoghurt? I know what you’re thinking. But honestly, having some yoghurt with nuts or a sprinkling of seeds is a great snack whilst avoiding unnecessary sugars.
Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Celery is pretty much low in everything and proper peanut butter does not contain any added sugar therefore keeping the sugar content very low. Honestly, it does taste good!
Boiled Eggs and Spinach
The simplest of snacks – simply boil a couple of eggs and have some spinach with them! Great source of healthy fats and protein and keeping the sugar content extremely low this snack is great for on the go or as part of a pack-up for work.
A handful of whole nuts will satisfy you quickly and keep you full for longer. Plenty of healthy fats in there to give you energy and keep you going.
Veggies with Cottage Cheese
The same as with hummus, chop up some veggie sticks and dip them in cottage cheese. Add some chives to the cottage cheese for some extra flavour.
Rice Cakes with Cream Cheese
Low calorie rice cakes with low fat cheese – an ideal snack. The protein from the cheese will keep you full and give you energy to continue with your day.