Snack ideas

Your body needs energy to function well throughout the day.

Your body needs energy to function well throughout the day. Having a meal or snack every 3-4 hours will help you get the important nutrients that you need to balance your energy levels.

A balanced snack should include a source of fibre to sustain you and a source of protein to satisfy you.

Snack Ideas

Examples of snacks that contain fibre and protein:

  • 1 sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon and 1 cup of skim milk or soy milk
  • ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup berries and ¼ cup nuts
  • 1 slice of wholegrain toast with 1/3 avocado and a squeeze of lemon
  • 1 handful of carrots with 2 tbsp hummus and ½ cup crackers
  • ¼ cup homemade trail mix (recipe below) and 1 peach
  • 1 cup air popped, unsalted popcorn and ½ cup shelled edamame beans
  • 1 hardboiled egg and ½ cup sliced bell pepper

Homemade trail mix recipe

  • 1 ½ cup raw, unsalted nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc.)
  • 1 cup raw, unsalted seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
  • ½ cup optional add-ins (dark chocolate chips, unsweetened dried fruit, plain popcorn, wholegrain pretzels, etc.)
  • Spice (optional, pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg)
    • Mix all the ingredients together in an airtight container or freezer bag with a ¼ cup scoop for easy portion sizing (one serving is 1/4 cup).