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Monday, 14 April 2014

Dieting & Me : #4 Healthy Snack Alternatives

Snacking is something I am seriously guilty of.
 It's normally late night binges, seeing friends and boredom at home that lead me to take in all those unnecessary extra calories and grams of fat, salt and sugar each week and I've been tying my hardest to change my ways slowly but surely!

So instead of picking up chocolate, crisps, cake and sweets (basically all that junk) I have been grabbing other things to add to my lunchbox and have at home to try and help me change my diet from horrifically unbalanced to something a little more acceptable!
As you can see, it's still not a totally crazy-healthy diet - that clearly isn't going to happen over night! But it's got to be better than scoffing a family-sized packet of biscuits and 12 mars bars right?
 
I've been loving raspberries -  not only a great sweet snack to help me avoid chocolate but fab extra in my porridge in the morning! Make it taste extra yummy and a portion of fruit before 8am too, perfect! (Hate supermarket prices though, I really need to head to an actual greengrocers to save some pennies!) 
Banana's I've found are great for break times, they really do fill me up until lunch if I'm feeling a little peckish between 10 and 11 and again another portion of fruit!
Savoury snacks like Ryvita minis and bites, snack-a-jacks and Special K mini breaks are great! If you haven't tried them yet go out and get some, hardly any calories and they taste so good - I'd pick them over a packet of walkers any day!
Peanut Butter.... on everything! I love rice cakes and peanut butter for lunch and spread on sliced Granny Smith apples as a lovely pudding after dinner - don't knock it til' you've tried it!

Tea's are obviously a great 'snack' too! They fill you up, keep you hydrated and if you avoid the biscuits then most of the time are 0 cals! 
I am currently drinking alot ginger green tea along with my favourite Clipper's green tea!!

Have you tried any of the foods pictured? What are your favourite snacks - healthy and unhealthy?

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  1. I love peanut butter on apples too! I do have it for my lunch some times and people look at me like I'm crazy haha!!! :D xx

    www.squidgymoments.ie x

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    1. Not crazy - very normally and very yummy! X

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  2. I love the Ryvita minis and the Special K mini breaks - so yummy and satisfying! xx

    D Is For...

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  3. Some fab ideas, I am too are soo guilty of snacking!
    Good luck with it all lovely x
    www.nicolabishopx.com

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    1. Thank you! I think it's time I cut of chocolate! X

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  4. Oooo some yummy healthy snacks. I love the Special K biscuit moments and peanut butter is my all time fave!! Rice cakes and peanut butter sounds yummy :-) xx

    http://lipstickandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. love this post! as a serial snacker myself I have been looking for some healthier alternatives :-) xx

    http://secretdiaryofanenglishrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Peanut butter on rice cakes with sliced banana is YUM! xx lollyhugz.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This is such a good post!!
    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love Rivita and Special K! Also addicted to Green Tea, I have it in like 5 flavours. Im a massive snacker so Im always looking for healthy alternatives, especially to chocolate!
    I've just started a healthy living series on my blog. Feel free to check it out - http://essaysandwine.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/healthy-living-1-my-weight-me.html


    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  9. Peanut butter...on Ryvitas, in the microwave OH LORD HAVE MERCY I'M IN HEAVEN <3
    Snacking is my downfall too haha, luckily my obsession with houmous, grapes, blueberries and la sexeh peanut butter keeps me in good standing :D

    Holly Mixtures
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