10 quick and easy healthy snack ideas
Need to fill a gap between meals? Try these easy heart-healthy snacks that aren’t too high in calories. If you’re trying to lose weight, 100 calories is a good amount for a snack, although it’s also ok to have more if you’re having an active day.
1. Blueberries and yoghurt
Combine a small handful (40g) of blueberries with a small pot (125g) of plain low-fat yoghurt.
2. Apple and peanut butter
Slice one apple and enjoy with 1/2 tbsp of pure peanut butter – make sure it doesn’t contain added sugar, salt or oil.
3. Cottage cheese and tomatoes on a rice cake
Add about two heaped tablespoons (50g) of low-fat cottage cheese and six cherry tomatoes to one rice cake.
4. Banana on toast
Slice one small banana and add it to a medium slice of wholemeal toast.
5. Red pepper and hummus
Have 3 tbsp of reduced-fat hummus with a whole red pepper cut into sticks.
6. Dried apricots and almonds
Snack on three dried apricots with eight whole almonds.
7. Avocado on crispbread
Slice one quarter of an avocado and enjoy with a crispbread.
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Top a crumpet with 1 tsp of low-fat spread.
9. Milk and raisins
Have a small glass (150ml) of semi-skimmed milk with 1 tbsp of raisins.
10. Boiled egg, tomato and spinach
Add a hard-boiled egg to one chopped medium tomato (80g) and a handful of spinach leaves (25g).