Healthy snacks that will keep you full and fill you with nourishment without spiking your blood sugars or sabotaging your energy, waste line or focus!
- Apple slices and nut butter
I love almond butter, but whichever nut does it for you will do nicely! A great way to have that apple a day.
- Crudites and a protein-containing dip
I love carrots and tahini, peppers and guacamole, celery and peanut butter, cucumber and hummus – just choose your favourite combo. You get the benefit of some plant nutrients, plus the nutrient density of the dips.
- A boiled egg
Boring you say? Think again. It’s all a matter of perspective. Eggs are amazing if you view them as little neat ready-made parcels of goodness. Not only will you get your dose of protein to keep you energetic and full for a while, but you will also be getting B vitamins for energy, choline for healthy cell membranes and vitamin A for an immune boost!
- Home-prepared low sugar trail mix with goji berries
Try cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, toasted coconut flakes and goji berries. Goji berries as well as being high in antioxidants and vitamin C have also been found to help with insulin sensitivity in people with insulin resistance, so definitely a good addition to a low sugar snack, whilst bringing a little bit of sweetness to the mix.
- Sugar free pancakes
A delicious, super quick sweet treat which doubles up as a weekend breakfast that the kids can enjoy as well: pop half a ripe banana, 1 tbsp almond nut butter and 1 egg in a blender and whizz it up. There you have it, that’s your batter. You can then serve the pancakes with some berries, toasted coconut flakes, some yacon syrup (similar to maple syrup, but with a much lower glycemic load) and a sprinkle of cinnamon, a spice which as well as being delicious, has been shown to lower blood sugars.
Try my grain and sugar free cinnamon loaf
Easy to make and scrumptious to eat. Great for satisfying a sweet tooth craving any time of the day!
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