When you’re dashing between meetings or running to the gym, there’s nothing better than a faff-free snack.
These five low sugar snacks are perfect for keeping blood sugar under control without compromising on taste.
1 Best for something crunchy: Almonds
Almonds are a power house of energy. These high-protein, nutrient-dense nuts help keep you fuller for longer, fight fat and keep your heart healthy. What’s more, they’re high in beneficial monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, which protects against UV light damage.
TIP: Portion control is important here, so stick to one or two handfuls. Better yet, buy a portion-controlled mini pot to prevent cravings kicking in.
2 Best for something sweetly sin-free: Diet Whey Protein Bar
When it comes to snacks that taste naughty but are actually sin-free, these handy bars are perfect. Clocking in at under 200 calories and with under 2g of sugar, they’re ideal for a protein-packed bite.
TIP: There’s a range of flavours to try, but the Chocolate Mocha and Salted Caramel are especially good. Buy them here.
3 Best for something fresh: Avocado on rye bread
Embrace your Scandi side and try this delectably light bite. Ready in minutes, simply toast one piece of rye bread and add a topping of avocado to finish it off.
TIP: For an added kick, sprinkle your plate with chilli flakes.
4 Best for something filling: Egg and spinach pot
This protein-packed snack is ideal for staying full all afternoon. Even better, these handy pots can be stashed in your bag for whenever you need them. They’ve been cited as being ‘the healthiest food on the planet’ because they’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats and various other lesser-known nutrients. Eat up!
TIP: Pretty much all supermarkets stock them, but the M&S and Tesco variations are the best tasting.
5 Best for something simple: Boostballs
When you’re feeling flat and in need of something satisfying, go for a Boostball. Whether enjoyed pre or post workout, after lunch or simply as a on the go pick-me-up, this delicious range is the perfect healthy option for a sweet tooth. There’s six flavours to try – and only seven ingredients used in the recipe. Perfect for that afternoon slump.
TIP: Go for the chocolate peanut butter cookie dough and you won’t be disappointed. Buy them here.