Reviewed by: Erica Grandjean, APD, BNutr&Diet
The best way to curb snacking on unhealthy stuff? To pre-prepare healthy ones, of course!
You’re less likely to reach for something unhealthy on a whim if you’ve got healthy snacks ready to go. As someone once very wisely said, luck favours the prepared!
Here are 5 snack ideas you can prep for the week ahead.
1. Hummus pots
This one’s a no-brainer for anyone who’s a hummus lover (and aren’t we all?)
Simply pop two to three tablespoons of hummus into some small jars. Chop a bunch of carrots and capsicum and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
When you’re peckish, grab a pot and a handful of veggies!
Also read: 7 Sweet Snacks for 100 Calories or Less
2. Yoghurt crunch pots
Place a handful of berries (chopped strawberries, blueberries and raspberries) into the bottom of a small, sealable glass pot. Top with three tablespoons of low-fat Greek yoghurt. Place in the fridge.
When you’re after a sweet snack, simply grab a pot and sprinkle a teaspoon of oats on top.
3. Seasoned trail mix
Grab a large bowl and mix some almonds, unsalted cashews, dried cranberries and a pinch of paprika together. Place in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
When you’re needing something sweet and savoury, grab a small handful (around three tablespoons).
4. Cacao Fudge Bites
This one’s a 12WBT favourite! Put 235g dates, 127g walnuts and 47g cacao into a food processor and blend until finely ground. The mixture should resemble cake crumbs but when pressed will easily stick together.
Firmly press into 21 single ice cube molds and place into the fridge until ready to eat. Simple!
5. Rainbow jars
Grab some small jars and in each one, layer the following ingredients inside until almost full (leave a little room at the top): chopped cherry tomatoes, chopped red and then yellow capsicum, chopped celery and chopped cucumber. Close the lids and place in the fridge.
When you’re hungry, grab a jar and place a dollop of low-fat ricotta or Greek yoghurt with some cracked pepper on top.
Find out more about 12WBT here!