Nutty about nuts
Nuts are a nutritious snack, perfect for mid-morning or afternoon when your energy levels start to dip. I sometimes get bored of eating unflavoured raw nuts so for a welcome change try roasting nuts with antioxidant-rich spices or herbs. In the correct quantity, nuts aren't fattening and research has shown that people that nibble on nuts as snacks eat less overall. Get nutty people!
Eating protein as a snack, either alone or with a small amount of fruit, keeps your blood sugar levels steady and stops the crashes caused by too many sugary snacks which only lead to more intense physical food cravings.
Along with nuts, dried fruit such as dried apricots or raisins are a great snacking option. I recommend eating a combination of nuts and dried fruit for a blood sugar balancing solution.
Flapjacks & Brownies
Commercial flapjacks are notoriously high in sugar or syrup but you can make your own much healthier version at home.
I personally love hummus with vegetable sticks as a nutritious snack but have yet to find a recipe that tastes quite as good as supermarket bought and the texture is never as smooth. Make sure you buy hummus made with olive oil and without any preservatives or additives.