Snacks, when chosen wisely, can provide a boost of energy if several hours pass between meals and blood glucose levels drop - that feeling when you're a bit peckish!
A snack can also curb your appetite which may preventoverindulging at the next meal. Healthy snacks also provide us with extra nutrients and area great way to maintain adequate nutrition if eating full, or large meals, is difficult.
Whether you enjoy a crunchy, creamy, sweet or savoury snack; here are a few healthy gluten, nut, dairy and soy free snacking ideas.
Colourful vegetable sticks or crunchy gluten free crackers served with hummus, guacamole or seed butter
Freshly air popped popcorn drizzled with dark chocolate and dried cranberries or cherries
Multi-coloured bell pepper strips wrapped with thinly sliced turkey or prosciutto
Oatmeal with dried or fresh fruit for a hearty pick me up anytime of the day
Homemade sweet potato or kale chips - plus a homemade aioli
Bacon, tomato, lettuce wraps
Homemade nut free trail mix
Olive tapenade with your favourite gluten free crackers
Fresh or dried fruit slices with your favourite cheese (for a diary free option, try a vegan based cheese)
Plain yogurt or cottage cheese with fresh fruit drizzled with honey for extra sweetness if desired (for a dairy free option, be sure to look for coconut or oat based yogurt)
Homemade roasted chickpeas (simply roasted in the oven with olive oil and spices)