My Favourite Home-Made Simple Snacks
Recently I have been asked by quite a few of you about what I eat from day to day - whether I stick to three meals or if I snack in between. It's a tricky one to answer as it really depends on what I'm doing that day, the weather, my mood, my energy levels etc but I have always been a pretty big snacker. I don't tend to get super hungry, but my blood sugar levels seem to be quite sensitive and so either that or wanting a distraction from whatever I'm doing often leads me to the kitchen! The more I learn about my body and the way it responds to the food that I eat, the more I realise that sometimes I really do need to have a snack between meals to keep my energy levels up. Not every day, but often enough that I have tried to figure out the things that work best for me in terms of stopping myself from crashing out or just picking all afternoon until dinner!
- Apple and nut butter - I like to cut the apple into slices and dip them straight in the jar but to try to have a little control, I find it is best to use a knife to spread a little nut butter on the apples so I am more sparing. By cutting the apple up, it makes it feel like you are eating more, the apple gives you a little sweetness, while the nut butter contains protein and good fats to help keep you feeling full.
- Rice cake with hummus and sun-dried tomato - so simple but with a sprinkle off black pepper, this is the perfect savoury snack. I try to go easy on the hummus when I remember to and just add a sundried tomato or two which I chop and sprinkle on top. It couldn't be easier.
- Matcha latte - surprisingly filling, wonderfully warming and totally energising this is my go-to 'snack' of the moment. If you use brown rice milk rather than nut milk, there is no need to add a sweetener either. My recipe and more matcha info can be found here.