Sometimes it is not possible to eat a hearty, healthy meal, especially when you are on the move. We all lead busy lives and that means that we can sometimes make the wrong choices when it comes to what we eat. It doesn’t have to be fast food that is unhealthy and convenient because with the right planning, you can have healthy snacks on the go.
So, take a look at this list of low sugar snacks and high protein snacks that will really hit the spot.
Yoghurt, Nuts and Berries
You can prepare this the night before and grab it when you leave in the morning. Choose a low-fat plain yoghurt as well as some blueberries or strawberries and then add some nuts and pop it all in a mason jar. You can then take it to the office with you and even enjoy it on the train. If you add some chia seeds then you can increase your intake of omega-3s as well as protein and healthy fats.
The aim here is to ensure that you don’t overdo it on the shop-bought nuts as they are often filled with salt, oil and sugar. So, look for raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and even some dried apricots. You can then make your own mixture of nuts that give you a hit of protein and healthy fats.
Make Your Own Kale Chips
It is so simple to make your own kale chips and they taste great at the same time. Take some kale and a dash of olive oil and roast them in the oven until they are crispy. You can then put them in a container to take with you. They are rich in Vitamin K and fibre and they make the perfect snack.
Greek Yoghurt and Pomegranates
Greek yoghurt is full of good fats that will keep you feeling full while pomegranates are rich in antioxidants that can help to keep heart disease and cancer at bay. You can either prepare your pomegranates in advance or purchase them already prepared.
Peanut Butter and Fruit.
If you cut up some apple and spread a small amount of peanut butter on each slice then you will be getting a great hit of protein and fibre. The ursolic acid in apple skin is known to reduce obesity while the peanut butter is rich in healthy fats that will satisfy your hunger.
Soak your oats in almond, soy or normal milk overnight in a mason jar and you will have a healthy snack that is ready to go in the morning. The oats are packed with fibre, protein, fatty acids and an array of other nutrients, ensuring that you have the fuel you need to get on with your day.
Make Protein Balls
If you are looking for high protein snacks, then these are a great choice. You can batch make them for the week, ensuring you have a healthy snack each day. Use ingredients such as almond butter, ground flax, chia seeds and dark chocolate to create a great midday snack. However, they shouldn’t all be consumed at once as they can be high in fat.
Best of both worlds: Low Sugar Protein Snacks
Not to blow our own oaty trumpet but our oat enriched protein treats are pretty blummin’ good. Whether it’s our Low Sugar Flapjacks, Vegan Millionaire Crunch or new HYPE Protein bars you’re after, all of our range is low on sugar and calories while being high in protein!
Chickpeas are healthy and delicious, especially when they are roasted. They are also extremely easy to make. After roasting them in the oven, you can add some turmeric, cumin or even cinnamon which is great for regulating blood sugar, helping you to reduce the chances of you grabbing an unhealthy snack.
Get Creative with a Smoothie
Don’t go for a shop-bought smoothie, make one yourself at home (like our own Strawberry Smoothie!). You can add in a wide range of fruits and vegetables and you can drink it as you go. This is a versatile way of ensuring you get all that you need when it comes to nutrients and vitamins.
Make a Muffin
If you are looking for one of the best low sugar snacks then this is definitely up there. Don’t buy the unhealthy type at the shop, instead, bake your own at home. Avoid the sugar and even the flour and add a banana or even carrots. There are many recipes out there that will help you to create a healthy and delicious muffins that you can take with you.