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My homemade snack

Snack

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

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!