I’ve done breakfasts, and lunches so I thought this week I would share with you some of the snacks that I’ve been enjoying this week.
I tend to have two snacks each day – one mid morning to get me through the 7 hours between breakfast at 6 and lunch at 1pm, and one in the afternoon before I go to the gym.
I often stick to the same things. Greek yoghurt features regularly, though the add ins and toppings change.
I was eating snack bars as one of my snacks. But even the healthy ones tend to be high in sugar. Ok, so it might be healthy sugars from fruit, but I don’t want to rely on a sweet snack. So what sort of things have I been eating?
Well, as I said, I like to have Greek yoghurt. I’ve taken to Liberté as not only does it taste great, it has less than 4g of sugar per 100g, and is 0% fat.
Sorry, it’s a bit out of focus – it was early in the morning.
Anyway, on this occasion I had my yogurt with cashew nuts and cacao nibs. If I make it in the morning the cashew nuts start to soften. I guess this also breaks down the phytic acid – so that’s got to be good.
I still had some of the sweets and treats I brought back from Germany, so one day I treated myself to a skinny cappuccino with 3 Chufa Konfekt sweets. Made with organic dates, ground tiger nuts, pineapple and lemon, they are all natural, but a bit high in sugar for an everyday treat.
You’ve seen this one featuring before. I had some Pura Vida Raw Living chocolate bread with ricotta spread on it. Ricotta is naturally lower fat at about 10% fat. I said before how I bought the chocolate bread rather than my usual broccoli bread, it is made from: Sprouted buckwheat, Raw Ecuadorian chocolate powder, Carrots, Flaxseeds, Olive oil, Water. The packet doesn’t give statistics for sugar, but I don’t think it is particuarly high. It was quite bitter, so the creamy ricotta helped.
I was sent a free sample of LA Whey, so one day I had this as my snack. It’s smaller than my usual protein shake, which was fine. But I think I made it a bit weak because I was making it in a rush. It also left a bit of a powdery residue, both on my glass and in my mouth.
I made my own hummus and flavoured it with curry powder for a change. I served it with some carrot sticks. Simples 🙂
Snacks are a great way to balance out your macros. I had a fairly high fat day, so I was looking for something high protein but low fat. I made some sweet potato bites with steamed sweet potato, ground oats and egg white, topped with a couple of peacan nuts. Baked in the oven until set, I then ate them cold later in the day with a cup of tea. It certainly made a nice change!
And of course, it had to be done. I had socca for breakfast, lunch and dinner – so I had to try it as a snack. In the morning I made a smaller chickpea pancake, flavoured with cinnamon and vanilla bean paste. I topped it with sunflower seed butter and wrapped it up and took it to work for a snack with a cup of tea. I prefer my socca warm, but it was ok with a cup of tea. Next time I will take the topping separately, and pop the socca in the toaster to heat through.
So, that’s a sample of the snacks I enjoyed this week.
Do you snack? What are your favourites? Do you try something new, or stick to the same old favourites?