Believe it or not it IS possible to have a healthy snack in between meals. In fact snacks are important because not only will they help you going until your next meal but they can stop you from reaching a chocolate bar or bag of crisp. Here is a list of some of the snacks I keep close to hand when I feel an attack coming.
Low fat fruit yoghurt
A piece of fruit and there are so many to choose from – mango, pineapple, strawberries, peach, orange, apple, grapes, cherries, plums, banana.
A handful of dried fruit and nuts
3 oatcakes with houmous
A smoothie – my favourite banana and strawberry with soya milk.
Houmous with carrot and cucumber sticks
Crab sticks with mint yoghurt
2 Ryvitas with peanut butter
I’m not saying you can’t have the odd bar of chocolate, a bag of crisps, a glass of wine or pint (me!) when you fancy it, just stick to the 80/20 rule. Have the healthier alternative 80 per cent of the time and indulge the other 20.