If you are one of the many people wanting to make a healthy change this season, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Making a resolution to eat healthier is the first step, but one of the hardest changes to make is to control the snacking.
We’ve all been there, the clock strikes three and you’re hit with intense feelings of tiredness, hunger and boredom. The need for a little pick-me-up inevitably leads to us reaching for the biscuit tin. Rather than cutting these mid-afternoon nibbles out completely, try to compromise with yourself and find healthier alternatives.
Winner of the 2014 Great Taste Award, Nim’s Fruit Crisps are a deliciously sweet snack that can help to curb that 3pm hunger. This little packet contains nothing but slices of nutritious, air-dried fresh fruit. This snack holds 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and is high in fibre. Our favourite is the pineapple and mango flavour! (£1.35)
These are great when you need an energy hit. They are packed full of kale, spinach and pumpkin seeds, meaning they are a good choice for that all-natural energy boost we all need. These little green balls of goodness are also completely free from beet and cane sugar, are gluten free and suitable for vegans. (£2.89)
Healthy snacking often gets a bad rep, but this apple pie bar from Rhythm 108 is perfect to satisfy that sweet tooth. Each bar contains half a teaspoon of amaranth, two dates, one apple, half a glass of Swiss milk, cinnamon, four almonds and three drops of apple cider vinegar. This treat is completely organic, is a good source of fibre and rich in calcium. (£1.50)
These little bars are full of taste and flavour, despite the little list of ingredients. They are super simple containing only blended dates, a selection of nuts and natural flavourings. This deliciously sweet treat contains no added sugar and is even one of your five-a-day. (75p)
While these are all natural snacks, they still contain sugar. It is important to maintain a balanced diet so limit these snacks; they are still a treat after all!