If you’ve ever snacked on your way through the cookie jar in a day, then you’re probably convinced that snacking is a no-no when it comes to maintaining a healthy body weight. However, snacks of the well-portioned kind don’t have to be boring and can help to keep hunger at bay…

If you’re watching your waistline, then try some of these delicious healthy snack recipes, all under 150 calories per serving!

 

Cocoa & Chia Energy Balls

Deliciously indulgent tasting cocoa energy balls for those 3 pm sugar cravings. These energy balls are lower in sugar, yet a source of protein and fibre both of which can help to keep hunger at bay. Totally faff free to make, simply mix ingredients in a bowl, roll into balls and enjoy!
Snacks under 150 calories
Serves 30
Ingredients

90g porridge oats

150g Pip & Nut or Meridian peanut butter

2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp chia seeds

3 tbps honey

30g desiccated coconut

 

 

Method

Mix ingredients in a bowl

Roll into balls, and lastly desiccated coconut

Store in fridge

Mexican Bean Dip

A plant-based high fibre dip. As a population, we are drastically under consuming fibre, and we need to aim for 30g per day. Each serving of this dip contains a huge 7.1g fibre!
Serves 5
Ingredients

1.5 tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp cumin

1 pinch red chilli flakes

480g canned mixed beans, drained

3 tsp Chipotle sauce

1 lemon, juiced

50g cucumber sliced

 

 

Method

Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat and sauté the onion, garlic and for about 4-5 minutes. 2. Tip the mixture into a food processor with the chilli, beans, chipotle sauce and lemon juice. Blitz and then season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with cucumber sticks

 

 

 

Almond Butter Banana

Often when we crave something sweet, we rarely crave pure sugar by the spoon. What we’re looking for is a combination of fat and sugar, which provide those hyper-palatable properties. Almond butter with banana not only tastes amazing, but it provides the sugar and healthy fats combo for those satisfying properties, as well as keeping blood sugar stable.
Serves 1
Ingredients

1/2 medium banana

1 tbsp almond butter

 

Method

 Dip banana into almond butter and enjoy

 

 

 

 

Red Pepper Hummous

Not only does this dip provide one of your 5 a day, but it is also a source of protein and fibre which can help us to stay fuller for longer. What’s more, the red pepper provides extra antioxidants, whilst the olive oil provides monounsaturated fats for a healthy heart.
Snacks under 150 calories
Serves 5
Ingredients

1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained

2 tbsp olive oil

1 small red pepper

1 garlic clove

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp cumin

1 tbsp tahini

50g cucumber

 

 

Method

Blend with 4 tbsp water, seasoning and drizzle more olive oil if needed. Add 1⁄2 red pepper, taste and add more if needed. Serve with sliced cucumber

Chocolate Chia Pot

If you’re looking for a deliciously indulgent sweet snack which is also a powerhouse of nourishing nutrients then this chocolate chia pot is for you. The chia seeds provide a source of healthy omega 3 fats which can support our brain and heart health, whilst the cocoa powder provide plant chemicals called flavonoids which are thought to support a healthy heart and may even improve cognitive performance.
Snacks under 150 calories
Serves 5
Ingredients

60g chia seeds

3 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp maple syrup

0.5 tsp vanilla extract

125g rasberries

400ml almond milk

 

 

Method

Put all the ingredients in a large bowl, whisk to combine. Cover with cling film then leave to thicken in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Spoon the pudding into four glasses, then top with the frozen berries.


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