Replacing our favourite snacks with healthier options can seem a little daunting at first but quite quickly, your taste buds will adjust to less sugar and salt and you'll discover new combination that you like just as much. Not only because they taste good but they are guilt free while also nourishing.
You can't assume that the foods found in a health food store a healthy - organic foods can still contain too much sugar or salt. Start taking a look at labels and considering sugar content.
5g of sugar = 1 tsp
Natural sweeteners such as xylitol, erythritol, stevia, thaumatin are not bad for health but unnatural sweeteners such as asparame or sucralose are best avoided.
Below you will find some healthy snack alternatives.
whole fruit, raw veggies, fresh organic vegetable juices
vegetables with houmous or other dips and spreads
rice cakes with almond or cashew butter and/or apple butter
apple or pear slices with nut butter
celery sticks stuffed with nut butter or soy / dairy cream cheese
Oat cakes with cottage cheese, houmous or nut butter
sesame rye Ryvita® crackers with small amount all-fruit jam or nut butter
whole grain muffins made with nuts, fruit (wheat-free and dairy-free mixes are available for purchase in the health food store)
home made protein balls
slice of frittata
raw, unsalted nuts or seeds
rice crackers, wasabi peas, kale chips
bowl of soup
make extra lunch/dinner to have the next day for snacks
popcorn, plain or with a little sea salt