Snack Attack: 30 + Snack Ideas

    1. Boiled eggs (You can prep these and keep them in the fridge for times of need)
    2. Shredded wheat with hot milk and fruit, (actually one of my favourite night-time snacks because its so comforting) or…
    3. Mini shredded wheats (I can eat these like crisps, but they’re really good dipped in nut butter, or yoghurt mixed with honey. You can also add them to snack number 7, for a larger snack, or great breakfast)
    4. Hummus with veggie sticks/ wholemeal pitta (or both)
    5. Dark chocolate (go for 75% and above)
    6. Dark chocolate coffee beans (wonderful before an afternoon workout for a bit of a caffeine hit)
    7. Yoghurt + nut butter + honey + berries (mix up the first three ingredients in a ratio of 100g:1tbsp:2tsp, and throw in your chosen berries. Wonderful as a dessert as well- especially if you use frozen berries, and throw in some cacao, or cocoa)
    8. Smoothie (there are plenty of recipes on the blog, simply type head over to the “Drinks” section)
    9. Medjool dates, straight up, or…
    10. Dates stuffed with nut butter (use 1/2tsp of almond or peanut butter per date), or…
    11. Dates stuffed with nut butter and dark chocolate (simply add a small square of dark chocolate to each date. This also makes for a great dessert)
    12. Dried apple rings (Holland and Barratt’s Apple Snaffle is wonderful- chewy and marshmallowy in texture, with a strong apple flavour, but no added sugar. You can also make them yourself using this recipe: http://ecstaticallyem.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/easy-chewy-apple-rings.html ).
    13. Fresh fruit (pick your favourite and dig in; I opt for pears, apples, plums, berries, and bananas above all else)
    14. Baked banana (Peel most of the banana, leaving some of the peel along the sides and on the bottom. Sprinkle with cinnamon, wrap loosely in foil, and bake for 15-20 minutes in an oven preheated to 180*c. Alternatively, if you aren’t sick of nut butter or chocolate, and want to turn this into dessert, then go for this peanut butter and chocolate baked banana: http://ecstaticallyem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/peanut-butter-chocolate-baked-banana.html)
    15. Energy balls (type this into the blogs search bar, and choose from snickers, bakewell tart, chocolate mint, and better than bounty)
    16. Sweet potato wedges (chop a small-medium sweet potato into wedges, add a little salt, pepper, and smoked paprika, and microwave until tender. Serve as it is, or with condiments. My choices would be ketchup, salsa, guacamole, or mustard. If you want something fancier, and have a griddle pan or grill, then check out my tiger wedges: http://ecstaticallyem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/tiger-wedges-creamy-avocado-dip-with.html)
    17. Banana bread (Recipe for a chocolate, hazelnut and banana bread can be found right here: http://ecstaticallyem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/hunky-monkey-banana-bread.html )
    18. Pumpkin bread (Why wait for autumn? This recipe can be made all year around, which is perfect for pumpkin addicts like myself: http://ecstaticallyem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/the-easiest-tastiest-pumpkin-bread.html)
    19. Cappuccinos (Okay, so it isn’t a snack snack. But when I want something, but I’m not quite sure what, and it needs to be quick and warm and wake me up, then its a semi skimmed naked cappuccino I go for, and I usually have a banana on the side. This is actually one of my go-to pre gym snacks.)
    20. Banana Nice-cream (One for the veggies and vegans and lactose intolerant/ allergic people. Slice up and freeze one ripe banana- or keep a stock of chopped banana in bags in freezer- and then blend until smooth and creamy. You can add in cocoa powder and honey, peanut or almond butter, berries, chocolate chips…and you end up with a cheap and healthy ice- cream substitute) 
    21. Tofu sticks (Season 100g tofu, cut into chunks, with your choices of herbs and spices, then place into an oven preheated to 190*c for 10-20 minutes, tossing half way through. This can be stored in the fridge too for up to two days, and so can be picked up on the go)
    22. Nakd bars (For days you want it really quick and easy. I love the bakewell tart, gingerbread, and chocolate orange. They’re also amazing when microwaved for literally a few seconds, until gooey)
    23. Baked chickpeas (You can by these at health food stores, but can also make them at home- recipe coming soon!)
    24. Rice cakes + nut butter + banana (I spread three rice cakes with my chosen nut butter, top with sliced banana, and add some cinnamon)

 

  • Rice cakes + jam + nut butter (Like a PB&J, but with more crunch)

 

 

  • Rice cakes + avocado (Mash up 1/3 of an avocado, and spread over three rice cakes. Add salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon- you can also add tomato)
  • Rice cakes + cottage cheese, tomato, and black pepper (dollop of cottage cheese, sliced tomato, and add black pepper. Easy.)
  • Chia pudding (I have a couple of recipes here on the blog, simply type ‘chia pudding’ into the search bar)
  • Oatcakes (thick ones are the only way to go. I opt for straight up, ginger, or black pepper)
  • Homemade granola with yoghurt (Check out a granola recipe by typing it into the search bar, or simply add a handful of your favourite to a good dollop of yoghurt)
  • Toast + Topping (this is one of my more substantial snacks: toast 1-2 slices bread of choice- I usually opt for sourdough, which I buy and then freeze to save money- and top with 1/4 avocado, or a little butter, or cottage cheese, or jam, or nut butter…)
  • Mini Ploughmans (whack 50g cottage cheese into a little dish, chop up an small apple, grab 2 oatcakes, some grapes, and form a filling mini-meal)
  • Salted Popcorn (I tend to go for Metcalf’s salted version; if you don’t go for the toffee, chocolate etc. flavours, and keep it simple, popcorn is a really great snack. It’s rich in fibre, and takes on flavour well, so add some cinnamon, or another spice blend if you fancy.)

 

 

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