For those of you who know me, I LOVE to snack… and drink herbal tea. Preferably at the same time. The only problem with wanting to snack ALOT is that you may end up going over your calories for the day, which could lead to weight gain.
I’m not talking about snacking on crisps and chocolate, even the good stuff can take your over so we must snack smartly! Ive been on a cut recently to lose some unwanted fat, and my calorie goal was 2000kcals, Ive broken this down with breakfast being approx 350kcals, lunch and dinner being around 400kcal which leaves me with 850kcals worth of snacks in between meals.
Ive had to get creative, but had fun in the process! Check out below these snacks which I can’t wait to share with you!
Smashed Avocado, Heck Sausages on Cracker Bread
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 2 x Petersyard sourdough crackers
- 1/4 Mashed avocado
- 1 cooked chopped heck chicken sausage
- Spices of your choice
Sprinkle with cayenne chilli pepper if you like spice & coriander.
I also enjoyed a cold matcha latte with 1tbsp matcha powder, water, ice and 100ml koko dairy free coconut milk.
Calories: 206kcals | 19g Carbs | 10g Protein | 10g Fat
Beetroot Dip with Crackers
Ingredients (serve 4)
- 4 cooked organic beetroots (in package)
- 200g Fage 0% Yogurt
- 1tbsp cumin
- 1tbsp coriander
- 1 whole squeezed lemon
PetersYard Crisp Bread (11kcal per piece)
Place all ingredients in food blender and pulse until smooth!
Service with crackers–mine were Peter Yard Sourdough Crispbreads (11kcal per piece!)
Calories: 120kcals | 18g Carbs | 9g Protein | 1g Fat
Protein Zoats (this could be used after workout for a refuel!)
Turning a 35g bowl of oats into volume deliciousness
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 35g oats, 2 egg whites
- 12g protein powder (I use PHD Diet Lean Protein in Chocolate Peanut)
- 50g grated courgette
- 1/2 carb killa (this was the dark chocolate mint)
- 1 sprinkle cinnamon
- Water (how much depends on bowl size)
Place the oats, courgetre and water (fill water to 3/4 of the bowl)
Microwave for 2 mins
Add 2 egg whites and microwave for 1 minute
Mix with a fork
Place the protein powder and microwave again for 30 seconds
Place cinnamon and 1/2 chopped carb killa on top
Calories: 300kcals | 26g Carbs | 29g Protein | 8g Fat
Grenade Carb Killas (Protein Bar)
I love carb killas from Grenade because it feels like i’m having a naughty delicious chocolate bar and they come in a variety of flavours. I usually chop mine into small squares and enjoy with a black coffee. I find cutting it into pieces lasts longer than if I were to eat it straight out the packet. My favourite flavour is ‘Cookie Dough’ and ‘Peanut Nutter’. I buy a mixed box from Hi-Def Supplement Shop (331 Kirkstall Road LS4 2HD Leeds).
Calories: 210kcals | 2g Carbs | 23g Protein | 8g Fat
Yogurt, Berries and Granola
- Total 0% Plain Fage ((140g)
- Summer Fruits (150g frozen)
- Lizis Low Sugar Granola (15g)
Lightly Salted Rice Cake (smashed!) x1
Defrost the berries, or place in microwave for 1 minute, Place all ingredients in a bowl, Sprinkle Cinnamon Over (Optional)
Calories: 225kcals | 26g Carbs | 18g Protein | 5g Fat
Hope these snacks come in helpful, please comment and share this post if you think it might be useful for others too 🙂