Bit tight about the belt? Sudden shock when coming across a full-length mirror? We all know what has to be done – take on fewer calories and move more. All good, until the snack attack strikes.
Weight watching has to be sustainable or it plain won’t work. That means organisation rather than deprivation. Keep the right snacks available with these ideas for portable and office friendly space fillers.
Everyone says ‘eat berries’. However they are high in sugar, not very filling and not good outside their short season. Switch to apples, satsumas or bananas. They come ‘wrapped by nature’, are portable and keep well. Fill up your fruit bowl on your next supermarket run (cheaper!) and then just grab and go. All these fruits are stuffed with nutrition and will fill you up.
Eggs are a great quick breakfast, but they can also be turned into a protein-packed portable snack. Just boil for 10 minutes, leave to cool and then pack in a small container. Peel off the shell just before eating. Only 70 calories per egg so enjoy!
Cucumber and tomato have plenty of nutrition and a low calorie load. Creamy or cheesy dips don’t do it for calorie counters, so switch to hummus instead. With just chickpeas, tahini and a little oil it is also full of protein and other nutrients.
An obvious one to go easy on, but there’s no need to give up totally. Two squares of dark chocolate and a cup of tea are under 150 calories.
Canned food has come a long way from beans and spam. Sardines or herrings come with a selection of sauces; pick something tomato based to keep down the calories. Enjoy with a little plain salad for a civilised snack.
Dark chocolate and a coffee with cream is my evening treat. Not much sugar but feels very indulgent!
berries must be ok, they are in the picture!!! We have a patch of waste ground near us and the blackberries are really good this year. Fortunately they keep well in the fridge so I can ration them.
Hummus all the way for me, just add any veg and you have a quick healthy snack
one of my favourite snacks is tinned mackerel in spicy tomato sauce with oatcakes - quick, cheap and healthy.