Everybody loves a good old carrot and coriander soup, so why not try the same thing but in a raw and crunchy version? Carrots are high in fibre and beta-carotene that is vital for our healthy eye sight. They are fantastic to snack on but can get very boring after a while. This salad is a perfect way to jazz your daily carrot up with fun flavours and get your share of beta-carotene and fibre too! Carrots are very high in fibre that makes them a great food to include for anyone looking after their cholesterol levels. Coriander is a great herb to include in many dishes as it lands a fresh yet nutty flavour, instantly making any dish taste a little bit more exotic. Coriander is very high in phytonutrients that help the body to detox itself off heavy metals so combining these two together in a salad makes it a perfect snack for anyone embarking on a major detox diet!
Yes, a simple green salad can be a healthy snack in its own right. Most people confine green salad as a lonely side dish at dinner time, but I think many miss the point. I am sure people on low carb diet or Paleo diets will be delighted to hear that a simple green salad can pack a punch in terms of delivering on fibre, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants! There is a plethora of various leaves available in the supermarkets right now: you can go as fancy or as simple as you wish. There is nothing better than tucking in to a pretty bowl of super leaves of various tastes and textures and making your snack a super bowls of nutritional goodness.
Yoghurt is a super food in its own right – it has been around for centuries and many cultures advocate eating yoghurt in order to maintain a healthy digestion. Yoghurt is one of those beautiful foods that can take many flavours on and really add something special to dishes: tangy-ness, tartness, freshness, creaminess and its packed with protein, probiotics (good bacteria) and Calcium…what’s not to like! This universal appeal makes it one of the most popular snacks around and quite rightly so. I hope this fruity number will be a hit among your favourite healthy snacks.
This was created absolutely accidentally as I was in the mood for something sweet and decadent but didn’t want to go for something too sugary or fatty. So I found a lonely tub of Quark (low fat cheese that is very high in protein, similar to Fromage Frais) sitting in my fridge and decided to jazz it up a little bit. I was so surprised and pleased with the end result I have started suggesting this healthy snack to my patients who have the most insatiable sweet teeth ever – so far I have no complaints. I have also been known to serve this snack as a healthy dessert after a leisurely Sunday lunch. Give it a try, I am sure you will like it!
This healthy snack is truly an amazing treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. Packed with goodness from berries and protein it will keep away from sweet junk foods, as well as it will boost your levels of anti-oxidants and amino acids! Raspberries are fantastic red berries packed full of delicate flavour that is reminiscent of summer and sunshine, as well as vitamin C which is always a bonus. When combined with protein raspberries will keep your glucose levels stable, which will prevent you from feeling your energy dip in the afternoons. This refreshing healthy snack can be a fantastic breakfast idea, especially in the morning post all sorts of celebrations.
Ahhh, the good old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ we all know it, but has anyone really tried eating apples every day? Me neither. Apples are humble food powerhouses when it comes to getting vital vitamins and minerals – they are packed with vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, iron, as well as special fibre called pectin which keeps us regular and prevents development of atherosclerosis. Eating apples on their own can be boring, and for people who have diabetes or Metabolic syndrome it’s not advised to consume apples ( or any fruits) on their own as it can lead to a spike in glucose levels. Try this quick healthy snack recipe and you will be looking forward to your daily apple!
I have created this dish for a patient who said she couldn’t go a day without a sweet treat. Her favourite pudding was, you have guessed it, a traditional carrot cake. I have taken the recipe of the carrot cake and made into something gluten-free, quick and healthy reducing the fat content of the original by at least 50-60%. Carrots are wonderful to snack on as they are full of beta-carotene and fibre, but a lot of people say that they quickly get bored with the usual ‘carrots and hummus thing’. I hope you can give this amazing healthy snack a chance, perhaps you will change the way you look at the original carrot cake and will incorporate more healthy fibre into your daily nutrition.
Cottage cheese is a fantastic healthy food that is very often overlooked in favour of yoghurt or yoghurt based snacks. Cottage cheese is incredibly high in protein (14 gr of protein for 100gr of cottage cheese), whilst being low in calories and high in amino acid Tryptophan that keeps our nervous system healthy. Cottage cheese is also high in Vitamin B12 and mineral Selenium which are vital for steady function of our immune system. Give this healthy snack a go- you will keep your protein levels high which will preserve your muscle mass and will keep your metabolic rate burning! A win-win for anyone on a weight loss diet!
That moment when you crave something creamy but junk food is not an option…I have the most perfect healthy snack option for you and you will feel like you are having something really decadent! Labneh is Middle Eastern strained yoghurt that is very high in protein, Calcium and probiotics making it a true superfood in its own right. It is readily available in most supermarkets these days, all you have to do is to team it up with the right foods to make it a healthy and nutritious snack and it will definitely stop you from dreaming of ice cream or biscuits around 3pm slump.
When you get Spirulina and Chia together in a dish you know you are definitely going for something super! Spirulina is an incredible food – it’s a marine algae rich in protein, anti-oxidants and some of the essential fatty acids. Spirulina is a fantastic food to include in your daily healthy diet if you want to keep inflammatory conditions like eczema, asthma and RA at bay. Chia is an ancient super food native to Latin America: these super seeds are rich in amino acids (think protein), fats and carbohydrates making it an all-around meal in itself! Bringing these two foods together is a great way to maximise your macro and micronutrients intake throughout the day. This is a fantastic snack for people who do not want to feel hanger pangs for a while as both Spirulina and chia are rich in essential fatty acids that will keep you feeling fuller for longer.