Here are some smart snacks to help keep you energised and fight off the hunger during your day. They all quick and easy to make and super yummy!
1.) Five strawberries dipped in two squares of melted dark chocolate. Great snack to take on a picnic, and they rather romantic too.
2.) Small frozen banana drizzled in dark chocolate or sugar-free chocolate syrup. Pop the banana on a popsicle stick for the kiddies. They’ll never know the difference 😉
3.) Two celery stalks with one tablespoon almond butter/peanut butter. Celery has no calories and peanut butter is full of healthy, natural fats. Swoop you peanut butter for almond butter to make it an even healthy treat.
4.) One cup of Edamane beans with a sprinkle of Maldon salt. This must be the quickest snack to prepare and they super filling.
5.) Definitely one of my favourites, two cups homemade roasted sweet potato chips made with olive oil. Slice up the potatoes and roast them in the oven, sprinkle with some salt and some rosemary for flavour.
6.) Two stuffed figs with one tablespoon reduced-fat ricotta cheese, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top for additional flavour.
7.) Fifteen pretzels dipped in one teaspoon reduced-fat cream cheese. Whats great about this little snack is the fact that it will help fix you salt and crunch craving.
8.) Half a cup fresh pineapple with 3 extra lean slices of ham. Grill the pineapple for a savoury treat that is completely guilt-free.
9.) Chocolate Milk! 175ml skim milk mixed with 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup or skinny hot chocolate.
10.) Baked Apple, one tennis ball-sized apple sliced and sprinkled with brown sugar and cinnamon and baked until tender. Apple pie without the carbs!
Low calories don’t have to be boring, you can eat quite a lot of you favourite yummy treats still, such as chocolate and peanut butter, it’s just all about the amount you have and self control.
Get snacking and let me know by commenting below what your favourite low calorie snacks are.
These seed crackers are the perfect alternative to your normal bread crackers. I will be honest with you though, they are not the ‘strongest’ crackers. They break quite easily but they definitely do not lack tasty perfection. They also PACKED with omega oils!
1.) Prevent the oven to 160 degrees.
2.) In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients and leave the mixture to stand until it is thick. About 10min.
3.) Spread the mixture out as thinly as possible on a baking sheet or tray. The mix should have no holes in it.
4.) Bake the tray for an hour. You may need to rotate it away from hot spots in the oven every now and then.
5.) After an hour, and possible a few turns, it should only take another 15-20min until it is seriously crispy.
6.) Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once cooled break them into any size you like and store in an airtight container.
Makes about 16 crackers.