I’m so thrilled to hear so many of you have been trying – and loving – our student meal ideas from Part One of this series. Next up, we’re looking at some quick, easy and affordable snack options to keep energy levels high, blood sugar balanced and hunger at bay. Protein-rich, nutrient-filled snacks like the ones below can be a great way of bumping up your nutrition intake for the day – and are a delicious excuse to take a break from study and have a little down time. Some other great examples are:
- Raw almonds/nuts/seeds
- Dates filled with nut butter
- Brown rice cakes with almond butter and cinnamon
- Veggie sticks (carrot, celery) with hummus
- Green apple smeared with peanut butter
I’d love to hear any of your go-to snack ideas too! Enjoy x
Part Two: Simple Snacks
Greek Yoghurt, Cinnamon and Nuts
Simple as that. Just add a sprinkle of cinnamon to a few spoonfuls of Greek Yoghurt, top with any nuts or seeds you have (I love buckinis and walnuts!) and enjoy! Add some berries for an extra Vit-C and antioxidant hit!
Healthy Sweet Potato Wedges
First things first, preheat your oven to 180°! You want it nice and hot so the wedges go extra crispy. Just cut your sweet potato into chunks, arrange on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper or some cumin if you feel like spicing things up! Place in the oven and 30-35 minutes later you’ll have some perfectly cooked sweet potato wedges.
Bliss balls are the best grab-and-go snack – make a batch for yourself today and you’ll be set for the week! These Almond butter and Protein Bliss balls are perfect for regulating your blood sugar levels and providing a healthy boost of good fats! Yum!
Here’s a simple example:
Add to food processor: 2 scoops vanilla protein (any pea/rice, organic variety), 1 tbsp almond butter, 2 tsp stevia, 2-3 dates (pitted), 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, 1 tbsp coconut flour, pinch of sea salt, 1/4 cup of water. Process until ingredients start to bind together. Roll into balls and top with extra almond butter and cinnamon.
Smoothies are another easy snack option. Just blend up some easy-to-find, pantry-staple ingredients and pour into a glass – or jar!
Try my: JSHealth Protein Power Smoothie.
Just add: 1 serving protein powder – either 100% natural pea, sprouted brown rice or whey protein or 2 Tbsp LSA mix,1-2 tsp stevia (optional), 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp chia seeds, ½ frozen banana, ½ cup spinach leaves, 1 cup almond or coconut milk, and 1/2 cup ice blocks to a blender and blend until smooth!
Check out the JSHealth Smoothie page for more delicious recipes!