We have found the best snacks to have in the cupboard when looking to maintain a healthy diet, as well as providing energy to get through the day. It’s easy to pick up crisps or chocolate when searching for a snack, which only results in feeling sluggish and hungry soon after. That’s why it’s important to plan-ahead when doing your food shop to ensure that you stick with your healthy lifestyle. Making a list of healthy snack options and grabbing them on your weekly shop will give you the opportunity to choose something more filling and nutritious from your cupboard in the days ahead.
Another great piece of advice is to get rid of the junk food in that’s in your kitchen cupboard that is tempting when you go to grab a quick snack. Removing those unhealthy foods and finding delicious, healthy snack options will make it so much easier to stay healthy and leave you feeling much more satisfied when looking to snack on something between meals.
Remember, the next time that mid-afternoon slump hits and you need an energy boost, look to the list below to pick a healthy and nutritious snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty and will help you maintain that healthy diet. We’ve provided 6 of the best snacks to keep in your cupboard including a good mix of options to suit different tastes and dietary needs.
Check out our 6 best snacks below to keep in your kitchen cupboard!
A delicious and guilt-free snack that you can find in most shops! Popcorn is a great option for that 3pm slump during the workday with a cup of your favourite tea or coffee. Most snack-sized bags of popcorn are low in calories and so much better for you than a packet of crisps!
2. Energy Balls
The great thing about energy balls is that they’re really easy to make at home and you can choose your favourite flavours & textures with ingredients you will definitely have lying around in the cupboard. Try cacao and orange, peanut butter or dried fruit and coconut energy balls. There are lots of recipes out there for you to try – like these no bake oatmeal energy balls in multiple flavours by wellplated.
Beef biltong is the ultimate guilt-free tasty snack. Not only is it packed with protein, but you can also find this on the go snack in many delicious flavours. Try our cracked black pepper with less than 75 kcals and 13 grams of protein per pack!
A handful of almonds is a simple but healthy snack option and will help keep you satisfied during meals. They’re also a great ingredient to use in dishes – try throwing them into a salad or on top of your favourite soup for some crunch!
5. Dark Chocolate
The higher percentage, the better! 2-3 squares of dark chocolate is a delicious snack to have with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Not only that, but it also provides energy and is full of antioxidants. You can even get dark chocolate in some super tasty flavours like mint, raspberry & coffee.
6. Trail Mix
If you haven’t tried trail mix, you need to! It’s a great alternative to unhealthy movie snacks like chocolates & sweets. Trail mixes usually contain a combination of nuts and dried fruits and sometimes we like to throw in a pack of our beef biltong (check out our easy biltong bowl recipe). You can get these mixes in snack packs also to keep portions under control!