Snack Ideas

Depending on your body type and goal, your nutrition plan may require you to eat more than the traditional '3 meals a day'. It's important to keep your blood sugar balanced throughout the day, which is where snacks come in. This doesn't mean reaching for the biscuit jar or a packet of crisps! 

To help we've put together a list of snack ideas to try and inspire you to reach for the best types of foods to fuel your body.

Snacks on the Go

Some of these ideas need a little bit of preparation either the night before or in the morning before you head out the door, but we've tried to keep that to a minimum.

  • Raw vegetables with dip, such as hummus with carrots, celery, cucumber, peppers, mangetout etc.

  • Hard boiled egg with cold asparagus spears (you can keep hardboiled eggs in the fridge for up to 5 days)

  • Wholemeal pitta bread or oat crackers with hummus

  • Piece of fruit such as an apple or pear or some berries with a small handful of nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts & brazil nuts)

  • Handful of dried fruits & nuts or seeds - customise your own trail mix, but remember to go easy on the dried fruit!

  • Spicy roasted almonds - although these need to be made ahead, they then make a great snack on the go! Spread 100g of almonds on a baking tray, cover with a mix of coconut oil, cumin, garam masala and cayenne pepper (about 1 tsp of spices in total) before roasting at 150 degrees for about 20 minutes until crunchy.

  • Sweet roasted almonds - another make ahead idea, but once it's done you're good to go! Spread 100g of almonds on a baking tray, cover with a mix of coconut oil, honey or maple syrup and a mix of cinammon and mixed spice (about a teaspoon of spice in total) and then roast at 150 degrees for about 20 minutes until crunchy.

Snacks at Home

All of these snack ideas either involve a bit of cooking, are best enjoyed hot or maybe don't travel so well.

  • Prawn & avocado with ryvita crackers (or use gem lettuce leaves if you're on a plan with lower carbs)

  • Edamame beans seasoned with salt or chilli (like Wagamamas!) - take a couple of big handfuls of frozen edamame beans in their pods, simmer for about 3-4 minutes, drain and then season with coarse salt, garlic powder and chilli flakes while still hot. Delicious!

  • Soft boiled egg with asparagus spears instead of traditional toast soliders

  • Homemade kale chips – break the kale up into bite size pieces on a baking tray, sprinkle with seasoning and a little rapeseed oil and then roast in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes

  • Roasted chickpeas - mix some chickpeas with a little rapeseed oil, salt and cayenne pepper then roast in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes

  • Sweet potato strings made with a spiralizer and drizzled with rapeseed oil and some seasoning (we like salt, cayenne pepper & chilli powder) and then roasted at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes (remember to turn half way through)

  • Poached or scrambled eggs on rye or pumpernickel bread (use a small amount of butter rather than margarine)

  • Smashed avocado on rye toast

  • Half an avocado filled with cottage cheese

  • Smoked salmon with avocado or raw spinach

  • Omelette with spinach and mushrooms (or any filling you like, such as spring onions, peppers, courgette etc.)

  • Small sweet potato jacket topped with cottage cheese

  • Mackerel or tuna on a bed of fresh spinach

Smoothie Recipes

  • Smoothie - either a green smoothie or a fruit smoothie with added protein powder. Take a look at our smoothie category for some great ideas.

Sweeter Snacks

There are times when you really do need something a little bit sweeter, hopefully these snacks will help tackle those cravings!

  • Small portion homemade granola & greek yoghurt (this doesn't have to be just for breakfast)

  • Bowl of porridge with some added seeds and berries

  • See our sweet roasted almonds suggestion in 'snacks on the go' above

  • Couple of our sweet cinnamon balls.