Whether you’re a serial snacker, a healthy snacker or someone who just enjoys an indulgent treat every now and then…we have some good news!
Snacking can be a lifesaver. It can get you through tough mornings in the office when a cup of coffee just won’t suffice, satisfy your dinner party guests while the food is cooking, or help end even the most severe toddler tantrums.
Always go for quality when it comes to satisfying your munchies. Whether that means making natural ingredients top priority, opting for low-sugar, healthy snacks, or making sure they meet your specific dietary needs.
Is snacking good for you?
There’s conflicting evidence as to whether snacking is good for you. On the one hand, healthy, low-calorie and protein-rich snacks may satisfy hunger between meals and prevent us from over-eating, and they could even help us reach our macronutrient goals.
But, on the other hand, they could just be adding extra calories into our diet that we don’t necessarily need. It’s up to you to decide on whether snacking is for you or not, depending on your lifestyle.
Which snacks are healthy?
Snacks can be healthy. Enjoy some of the sweeter treats in life, minus the guilt, with Holland & Barrett’s healthier snack options.
Snacks that are good for you
Vegetables make a perfect low-calorie and nutrient dense snack, try cutting up carrot sticks, cucumbers and bell peppers to dip into hummus or nut butters. Fresh fruit like berries, pears, apples, melons and grapefruits are good for you too.
Other healthy snacks include:
Snacks that are high in protein
Protein helps you stay full. Some of the best protein snacks are:
Just because you don’t want to consume animal products shouldn’t mean you miss out on life’s great snacking opportunities. Whether it’s for health reasons, the environment, animal welfare, or all three, you can still enjoy snacks like:
It can seem like the world is gluten-mad, with wheat flour here, there, and everywhere. But don’t despair! There are gluten-free snacks ready and waiting for you to enjoy, like:
Low sugar snacks
From sugar-free chocolate chip cookies to retro lemon and cream boiled sweets, there’s a no added sugar treat waiting out there for you. They are equally perfect for those who can’t have sugar or who simply want to cut down.