8 Delicious Spring Snack Ideas

Oct 13, 2014 | Eating Right

You might be on a pathway to weight loss or bikini body for the summer months – but that’s no reason for you to cut snacks out of your life. In fact, research shows that if you’re smart about how and what you snack, you could be adding to that flat belly diet plan. However, it is vital what you snack on, and how much nutrients are in whatever you choose to munch on.


Enhance your effort at the gym by these between-meal munch ideas:

  1. Beetroot chips and dip
    2 thinly sliced fresh beets
    2 tsp olive oil
    Sea salt, to taste
    2 Tbsp Baba ghanoush or hummus dip
    Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss beet slices with olive oil and sea salt. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes, until edges curl. Serve chips with dip.
  2. Tropical Green Smoothie
    1/2 cup baby spinach
    1/2 cup frozen mango or banana
    1/2 cup frozen berries
    6 almonds
    Top the glass with unsweetened almond milk or fresh coconut water
    Blend and drink up!
  3. Steamed Edamame 
    3/4 cup edamame
    1 tsp olive oil
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp chilli powder
    Steam edamame, toss with oil, and season with garlic and chili powder.
  4. Celery Sticks with Cheese
    4 medium stalks celery
    3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
    Cinnamon to taste
    Fill stalks of celery with cottage cheese, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Apple with Peanut Butter
    1 large apple, sliced
    2 tsp natural peanut butter
    3/4 tsp cinnamon
    Sprinkle apple with cinnamon powder and dip in (portioned) peanut butter.
  6. Sweet Treat Yoghurt 
    Small tub of natural Greek yoghurt
    5 fresh apricots, chopped
    1 Tbsp manuka honey
    Mix honey into Greek yoghurt, and top with apricots.
  7. Tub of egg and spinach
    2 hard-boiled eggs
    1/2 cup baby spinach
    Carry a small tub of eggs and spinach to work with you; sprinkle salt and pepper and eat this protein rich snack.
  8. Zesty Melon
    1 cup watermelon, cut
    1 Tbsp lime juice
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
    Spritz watermelon with lime juice, and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.


Share your favourite high-protein, low-calorie snack with me below. 



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