Snacking over the holidays is a given. With food heavily engrained into our holiday culture we have all too many parties and functions with snacks so readily available to us during the Christmas season. So how can you reduce the effects of snacking this year?
The simple answer is to watch what you eat and exercise self control over your food. However the next best option is to make sure that the snack food that’s on hand is healthy, nutritious and won’t throw your long term health goals into a spin!
We’ve put together our personal top 8 picks for healthy snacks this year!
1) Celery & Peanut Butter
We all know celery has basically nothing but water in it, with only 3g of carbs per 100g! So it’s great to crunch on.
And if you choose the right peanut butter without added sugar or salt, it’s a great treat without going over board.
2) Festive Santa Protein Pancakes
Using strawberries, yoghurt and Waldens chocolate sauce, it’s super easy to transform your Protein Pancakes into a festive snack that everyone can enjoy!
Perfect for the whole family, and the kids will love it!
3) Cottage Cheese & Berries
So delicious and easy to prepare!
Just make sure to check the macros when you pick up the cottage cheese – the low fat ones tend to have higher carbs.
Almonds are a great nut to munch on – only 4.8g carbs per 100g and they have a lower fat content than a lot of other nuts too.
Easy peasy to chuck some in a container.
Just be careful not to over munch on them though, you don’t want to over do the fat intake.
I was surprised when I learnt that strawberries are actually a lower carb fruit. With their delicious sweet taste you’d think they’d have more.
But with only 3.9g carbs per 100g, they’re a great choice of fruit to snack on.
6) Date & Walnut Loaf
This does have a slightly higher carb content than Protein Bread, but it’s a great clean, no-added sugar alternative to banana bread.
So if you’re looking for a treat for morning tea without going over board, this is perfect.
7) Greek Yoghurt
You need to make sure you choose the right yoghurt, as many have added sugar.
Have a look at what Anna has to say about yoghurt – her favourite is Chobani with no added sugar and a great taste.
Easy to grab a small bowl or individual container to get you through the afternoon.
8) Avocado & Tomato on Protein Bread
If you need something a bit more filling, go for avocado and tomato on Protein Bread.
All those good fats in the avocado and the protein in the bread will keep you full for ages.
What are your favourite low carb snacks, maybe you have a family favourite for the holiday season? Share with our community by commenting below…
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