Healthy (and colourful!) snack ideas

Ever since I was young, I’ve been fascinated with nutrition and what it does for the body. I’m constantly reading around the subject and I’m starting to wish that I studied it at University.

As geeky as it sounds, I love reading the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and watching TED Talks on nutrition and dietics in my spare time. And don’t even get me started on health documentaries!

With this knowledge, I do my best to eat well. My ‘diet’ is high in fruits, vegetables, fish, wholegrains, nuts and seeds. I don’t eat meat and prefer milk alternatives to cows milk. I try not to eat too much dairy but I like yoghurt and cottage cheese for protein.

Bright bowls

This is my green smoothie bowl whizzed up using spinach, avocado, matcha, Greek yoghurt, a splash of Alpro soya milk, Whole Earth peanut butter and honey.

Green smoothie bowl healthy snack

For extra protein and omega 3, I added hemp seeds, chia seeds and almonds. And to finish, a few raspberries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds and a sprig of fresh mint. Obviously, you can choose whatever fruit and vegetables you want to make your own bowls. They’re full of goodness and really filling!

My Nice (Rice) Cakes

Sometimes you just need a little sweet something to snack on. These are perfect! I’ve spread Whole Earth peanut butter on Kallo rice cakes and garnished each one with a fruity topping.

Rice cake healthy snack

  • Blueberries and lime zest
  • Raspberries and pomegranate seeds
  • Banana, cinnamon and honey

These toppings would also work well on rye crispbreads which are high in fibre and have a lovely crunch!

Punchy porridge

I actually like to eat porridge any time of day and not just for breakfast! It satisfies my mid-afternoon hunger pangs particularly well! I’ve used Alpro soya milk with oats, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, almonds and a dollop of peanut butter.

Healthy snack ideas, porride with soya milk and fruit

If you need a chocolate fix, you could sprinkle cacao nibs on but I’ve gone for pumpkin seeds.

Obviously these are just ideas and you can have lots of fun creating your own versions!

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