Healthy snacks to keep you satisfied until supper!
We all know the feeling – it’s 4pm, lunch
feels like a distant memory and your tummy starts to grumble with
hunger. You know you can’t wait until dinner but your only option is to
dip into the biscuit tin to tie you over until your next meal.
problem with reaching for a sugary snack is that your energy levels may
peak temporarily, but then are likely to crash, leaving you more tired
and sluggish than you were to begin with. Not only that, but high carb
and sugary foods don’t really fill you up, which is why we often don’t
stop at just the one biscuit. Need more convincing? Those bad-for-you
treats also damage your waistline and over time can really add on the
Healthy snacks can help you not overeat at meals and maintain your
physical and mental energy, plus keep your metabolism going throughout
the day which in turn can help you shed those unwanted pounds.
But don’t despair – if you're prone to snacking
mid-afternoon then our round-up of healthy afternoon snacks will combat
the daily sugar craving and help you maintain a healthy weight.
eating the right snacks, you can satisfy your huger pangs and taste
buds, while keeping your weight in check. From nutritious sunflower
seeds to tasty popcorn, there's plenty to help keep the snack attacks at
bay - and your body at a healthy weight.
Why not keep our list
of healthy afternoon snack ideas to hand when you next go shopping, or
print this out to keep at your office desk as a reminder to eat
healthily. The easier you can make it for yourself, the less likely you
are to reach for the biscuit tin!
It's also worth staying
mindful of your main meal portion sizes to avoid adding extra pounds. We
recommend you stick to healthy snacks of 200 calories or less to really
aid weight loss. Get ready for a healthier you with our pick of the
best healthy afternoon snacks...
Marks and Spencer - Sour Cream & Chilli Lentil Curls
When a craving for crisps comes knocking reach for these lentil curls instead. They taste just like the real deal but contain only 2g of fat. One packet of these little tasty treats from Marks and Spencer
and you're cravings will be well and truly gone. They also come in Smokey Bacon flavour, delicious!
What’s the damage? One 22g pack contains just 90 calories!
Keep reading to discover more of our favourite healthy snacks...