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Sometimes I can be out all day on the road going from one thing to another – meetings, appearances, training and appointments.
The last thing I want is to be hungry and stop at the servo for a poor choice of snack.
To help keep me fueled, full of energy and ready to take on the next task, I always have some of my favourite bite-sized snacks on hand to keep those ‘hangry’ moments at bay.
Known as the MVP of the nut family, because studies have shown they are natural appetite suppressants, they are so easy to keep in a container in your bag and have between those main meals.
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away, as the old saying goes, but this fibre-loaded fruit also keeps those hunger pangs away.
Keep one in your car, it’s a simple go to when you have an energy dip.
(MUST BE CONSUMED WITH PEANUT BUTTER AT ALL TIMES)
I love peanut butter, so any excuse to eat it, sign me up.
The best bit is, its full of healthy fats, which means you won’t overeat.
Celery is mainly water, so hydration gets a tick here too, but it is also rich in vitamins and minerals and a good source of dietary fibre.
It’s really a no brainer and the perfect combination.
VEGETABLES WITH HUMMUS
Snow peas, beans and carrots are my most popular choices to dunk in a hummus dip. It’s bloody delish, easy to assemble, so there really is nothing more to say.
They are simply the guilt-free, energy hit and the perfect snack!
Full of nutrients, high in protein, healthy carbs, fats, and fibre, which helps build lean muscle mass, boost energy and aid weight maintenance. They are super easy to make at home (so many different flavour combination online), made with super foods and wholefood ingredients, the only thing is showing self control and discipline to not eat them all at once.
The struggle is real on this one!
You might think it should only be consumed with sushi but Edamame, that mildly sweet and oh-so pop-able snack also known as soybeans is a protein-packed powerhouse.
Have them cold or heat them up, I prefer them still in the stalk and with a light sprinkle of salt.
Being on the go, I don’t buy the bags where you need a microwave to make it. I go for a bulk bag (plain or lightly salted) and put it in a smaller portioned container. Less plastic on the environment, and I think I have mentioned I can struggle with self-control at times…eeek!
I haven’t done this, but I have heard of others sprinkling spices for extra flavour on this whole-grain snack. Next time I feel adventurous, I’ll head for some paprika in the spice rack.
You shouldn’t just have oats for breakfast, this is an anytime snack. My favourite recipe I have tried is Guy Turland (Bondi Harvest) Kombucha Overnight Oats.
It’s jam packed with good gut probiotics, its low GI and high in protein, but best of all its super simple, quick and cheap to make. I bought a few $1 jars from a discount store, I do a big batch and place smaller portions into the jars, keep it in the fridge, so I can take it with me on the go at anytime.
Top it with whatever you like, my go to is with berries, coconut yoghurt and a sprinkle of dried coconut and crushed almonds.
Try these quick, nutrient-filled and convenient snacks next time you are on the go and those last minute servo stops will be a thing of the past!