My homemade snack

fruits and dip
Who says snacks are boring? Try these new ideas that you can mix and match to your taste.

Nutritious snacks 101

The winning formula for a healthy and satisfying snack is to combine a carbohydrate-rich food, preferably high in fibre (fruits and vegetables, grains, etc.) with a protein source (dairy products, peanut butter, nuts, beans, etc.). Why? Because:

  1. Carbohydrates are a source of quick energy that quell hunger and instantly revitalize. 
  2. Fibre contributes to feeling full and helps control appetite. 
  3. Protein helps maintain a good energy level and carry you over to the next meal.

An original touch to add variety


Who says snacks are boring? Try these new ideas that you can mix and match to your taste. Recharge your batteries any time of day!

Seasoned roasted nuts:

Fry some nuts in olive oil for a few minutes in a skillet and season to taste. Let your imagination run wild: pistachios with cumin, almonds with rosemary, cashews with smoked paprika, mixed nuts with chilli powder, etc. They will keep for about a week in an airtight container.

A great Greek yogurt dip:

Serve raw vegetables with plain Greek yogurt seasoned with dried tomatoes, garlic and basil.

Single-serving fruits and vegetables:

You’ll find prepared raw veggies in individual serving sizes, sliced apples, pre-packaged carrots, etc. at the grocery store. They make quick and convenient snacks.

Rice cakes with peanut butter:

Top crispy whole grain brown rice cakes with peanut butter.

Pita bread and hummus:

A rich and tasty combination that’s easy to prepare, thanks to the spreads available in-store!

Plain popcorn:

Once in a while why not opt for a fun and festive snack like popcorn!

Frozen yogurt

Frozen fruit, plain yogurt, and honey. A great snack when you get home or anytime during the evening.


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