When it comes to choosing the right snacks it can be really hard sometimes because you just don’t know what to eat?
This might be a boring suggestion for many but believe me when I say that this is one of my most favorite snacks in the whole wide world. Why? Because they’re so healthy, energizing, low calorie, and delicious. Simply peel, seed, and slice your cucumber, especially if they’re not organic, peel your carrot and chop them into sticks, and then wash your celery and prepare them into logs. Serve with ½ juiced lemon or lime, some sea salt, and chili flakes. This will absolutely blow your mind how healthy and satisfying this snack is at any time of day.
HERBAL TEA + COCONUT OIL:
Yes, I am still not over coconut oil and what real fan can be? Coconut oil is the best energy and brain booster ever. Start by blending a tablespoon of organic extra virgin coconut oil into your favotite herbal tea or cofee, add some stevia for a touch of sweetness or honey if you desire and then serve as is. This drink will blow your mind just how delicious, satisfying, and energizing it is. I often have this as my morning tea but you could enjoy it in the afternoons. It’s reasonably low in calories as well especially when you enjoy it without milk or with a low-calories plant-based milk.
RICE PROTEIN SHAKE:
So it doesn’t have to be rice protein but if you’re dairy free or plant-based/vegan like me, then you can enjoy a delicious chocolate rice protein shake in the afternoon. Blend it with some pure water on its own or add your favorite plant-based milk for an ultimate filling afternoon snack. This healthy snack idea is below 200 calories and it will keep your energy strable plus prevent any straving hunger crapms while you wait for dinner. It’s my favorite afternoon snack and I have been finding it a real life-saver!
HOMEMADE VEGGIE CHIPS:
So I don’t want to get your hopes up because they’re not exactly “chip-like” but they taste great like chips. You can make broccoli chips, zucchini chips, eggplant chips, cauliflower chips, turnip chips, and even radish chips. The possibilities are endless and extremely tasty! Did I mention they’re also easy to make? Simple slice thinly your chosen veggies and then rub them in coconut oil plus add your favorite seasoning. Don’t add more than 2 tsp of oil just because the calories can add up. The other day I made eggplant chips and I use a whole small-medium eggplant that was 230g and I used 2 tsp of coconut oil, which weight 11g… it produced the most delicious “greasy” chips and it was perfect for what I was craving and for only 158 calories I was in heaven. I ate these for morning tea and I was satisfied nicely until lunch. You could really enjoy these any time of day because…they’re healthy!
Yes, I have mentioned vegetables again because vegetables are life and I love living healthy and energized. So if you do too, then you should try steaming your favorite veggies as a light snack. You can enjoy as is with some sea salt or even drizzle some healthy flax seed oil on top of extra satisfaction. You can consume these any time of day or night. I have even enjoyed some before bed when I’ve felt pecky. They’re easy to make and full of fiber. Opt for these when you want sometimes light and filling.
CHIA SEED PUDDING:
I never really crave chia seed pudding but when I do have it, I really enjoy it. Mostly because they’re sweet and refreshing and also because they’re filling and energizing. My recipe really helps me wake up due to the mineral and vitamins found in these amazing little seeds. I use 2 tbsp. Of chia seeds, which is about 14g and I mix it with 1 cup of plant-based milk, stevia extract, cinnamon, and vanilla extract full only 100 calories. You could make it a little bigger and use a whole ounce of chia seeds and still have it be less than 200 calories. Because I live sugar-free I don’t usually add fruit but please feel free to if you love your fruit.Chai seed pudding can be enjoyed any time of day. I usually love to have mine in the afternoon and sometimes if I’m craving chocolate I’ll add a teaspoon or 2 of cacao powder. It’s the best way to get your chocolate cravings solved while boosting your energy.
I am in love with rice cakes and avocado. I literally eat this almost every day or night. This is my go-to snack because it’s so filling and satisfying. I usually add some cherry tomatoes and fresh sprouts or micro greens to my rice cake to add flavor and nutrition. This is my old time love and I highly recommend you try this. For less than 200 calories you can enjoy in three thin rice cakes or 2 thick ones with ½ an avocado (about 60g). You will feel full, satisfied, healthy, and energised. Please enjoy these any time of day. But don’t limit your imagination with rice cakes because I also suggest enjoying them with your favorite nut butter or even some sliced tomato, cucumber and olive oil. Sometimes simple is best!