Healthy Snacks to keep you Going

Mid Day Snacks

Nightmare Scenario

Dinner is about 1.5 - 2 hours away
You are hungry
You need something to fill you up until then, but not make you too full so you can't eat dinner
You need to be healthy and not have bad, snacky food

This is a classic situation I have found myself in on many occasions. There is too much time left until dinner not to eat anything, but not enough time to have a proper substantial meal. I have long pondered the sort of things that fall into this small food category and have eventually come up with a list of healthy snacks I think satisfy the hunger until dinner time. 

Small but Substantial Healthy Snacks

1. Vegetable Sticks and Dip

The obviously healthy snack - veggies!!!
Cut up some vegetable sticks- pepper, carrot, celery, cucumber

Dip them in a sauce of your choice 

- Salsa 
- Sour cream 
- Guacamole 
- Peanut butter
- Hummus
- Philadelphia
- Laughing cow
- Chutney
- Mayo 

2. Turkey/chicken/ham Rolls 

This is one of my favourite snacks. A good source of protein and fat to keep you satisfied until dinner.
Take some sliced meat
Spread the inside with a choice of filling 
Roll and enjoy with some salad

- Turkey or chicken slices with peanut butter 
- Ham slices with laughing cow/cream cheese

3. Rice Cakes/Crackers

Because having an actual sandwich would be a bit too much. Instead, load a couple of rice cakes or crackers with a topping of your choice

- Cheese and tomato
- Pb & J
- Tuna and Cucumber
- Smoked salmon and cream cheese
- Ham and tomato
- Turkey and cucumber

4. Cucumber Sandwich 

This is a take on a no carb sandwich. Take a long slice of cucumber, slice horizontally and core out the middle.
Stuff it with your choice of filling

- Tuna
- Smoked salmon
- Grated Cheese/ spreadable cheese

5. Avocado, tomato and mozzarella salad

For a light but filling salad, combine a few slices of avocado with some tomatoes and mozzarella and season with a dash lime and basil. 

6. Fruit and ... 

Fruit alone will not fill you up for too much time and after the initial sugar rush you will be left wanting more. My suggestion is to add some sort of fat/protein to the snack
- Apple slices with peanut butter
- Banana slices with peanut butter
- Berries in natural yoghurt 

Hope that helps and please get in touch with any of your own healthy snacks :)

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