Healthy Filling Snack Ideas For Busy Parents
Have you got that vague – I could go a nap – kinda feeling between meals?
Being a parent is a tough job and we often forget to eat, so here are some great tips to snack on the go and be healthy at the same time! (And the kids will probably want them too!)
Boiled Eggs – A boiled egg might be small, but it is packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin E and folate. With 6.29 grams of protein and just 78 calories, a hard-boiled egg is a food that can refuel your body and help control hunger.
Pistachios – Pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, fibre and protein. And at only about 4 calories each they are a no brainer!
Fruit with Cheese – Now I am not talking a a whole cheese platter kinda thing. I mean a few pieces of fruit cut with some cheese. The best option is a small apple sliced with some tasty cheese slices. High in fibre, protein and calcium and will keep you fuller for longer.
Hummus Dip with Veg – Hummus ( if you get a good quality one or make it yourself ) is a simple dip of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Pair it with some chopped fresh raw carrot, celery, broccoli or capsicum and you have a vitamin rich snack with lots of healthy fats and protein to fight the hunger cravings.
Apple or Pear with Nut Butter – Apples or sliced pear with peanut butter is actually a very healthy snack to eat any time of the day. Although apples or pear with peanut butter is a snack that is high in calories and fat ( good fat) , it is nothing you need to be concerned about as long as you choose natural peanut butter over regular.
Greek Yoghurt – Greek Yoghurt has so much protein. It is also easier to digest than most other yoghurts and is also low in sugar. It is also a great probiotic for a healthy immune system and promotes good gut health.
Cottage Cheese with Cucumber, Tomato ( or other toppings ) – Chop some tomato and cucumber and mix with with cottage cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (and if you want any other seasonings, but I don’t add any!) and EAT. Fresh, easy and filling! Full of protein, vitamins, good fats and calcium! ( Other filling ideas here )
Kombucha – There’s loads of reasons kombucha is just so awesome. It's also so damn tasty! Loaded with great things for your gut, and the perfect substitute for those nasty soft drinks, kombucha should be on your go to list this year.
There are hundreds more healthy snacks but these are my easy go to ones that don’t take much preparation and don’t cost a bomb. They will also help lift your mood and have you prepped and ready for witching hour!