In your journey to health, it is important to keep balance. If you deprive yourself of anything that isn’t considered super-healthy, you might end up massively binging on bad foods. We are only human and sometimes we just need a little treat during or after a taxing day to keep us going. Why not prevent feeling guilty about eating something “bad” by allowing yourself a healthy, yet still amazingly delicious snack. Nowadays, there are many brands out there you provide you plenty of healthy options. If you know where to look, you will notice some of these brands in supermarkets like Tesco or Sainsbury, though usually a shop like Holland & Barratt will carry a plethora of healthy brands as well.
Graze is, pardon the pun, a massive craze. Not only are their snack-packs already perfectly proportioned, Graze is well-aware that you’re not always in the mood for carrots with low-fat hummus. They have amazing options such as high protein flapjacks in various flavours, white chocolate & raspberry and jaffa cake-inspired snack packs. They have a healthier version of all the most popular snacks.
Not only are Graze’s products available in various supermarkets, they still offer their original service: they will post you a variety of 4 snack boxes in the post. When you sign up for this service, you tell them what treats you enjoy most and they then handpick four snacks for you. This is based on a subscription service, and you could get your Graze-boxes delivered straight to your office. What’s not to like?
Of course you don’t have to sign up for their subscription service. If you only want one snack box per week, you can order straight from their website. You can buy in bulk, stash the treats at home and reach for them whenever it strikes your fancy.
While you are usually better off eating your fruit and vegetables, sometimes this just isn’t realistic when you have a busy day. Not only are Innocent bottles visually very pleasing, they also offer small juice drinks for those moments on-the-go. It’s ideal when you just like drinking your fruit rather than eating it. Unlike some other juices that have loads of additives, added sugar and other ingredients, Innocent juices and smoothies just contain crushed fruits and juices. Due to Innocent’s preparation process, one serving of juice actually provides one of your recommended 5-a-day, whereas a smoothie provides two portions of your 5-a-day.
Their small bottles of juice and smoothies make perfect snacks and treats. It’s enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, whilst providing fibre, vitamins and more. If you are worried about their sugar content, the drinks do not contain more sugar than is naturally present in the fruit. So, if you come across any critics stating you might as well be eating a donut rather than drinking a glass of smootie, silence them with that bit of information.
Marketed as a healthy yogurt, skyr is actually more an Icelandic cheese than a traditional yogurt. It is made with more milk that other yogurt, giving skyr its amazingly thick and creamy texture. Due to the production method, skyr yoghurt is naturally low in fat and high in protein. Nutrionally, skyr can even offer more protein than some protein shakes!
You have probably seen Arla’s skyr yogurt in supermarkets like Tesco or Sainsbury, but even more budget supermarkets like Lidl carry their own brand of delicious skyr. You don’t have to buy a big 500gr pot; instead supermarkets carry smaller snack pots with different flavours – perfect for a quick, fulfilling yet healthy snack to keep you going after a big work-out.
You can also use skyr breakfast, mix in berries, other fruit or some seeds and nuts, and you will have a healthy breakfast that will sustain you for hours.