For some of us, snacking is the only way to make it through the day without getting beyond hungry! For others, it's an easy skip. However, if you are a 'snacker' the key is snacking well! Rather than choosing for sugar-filled snacks like muesli bars, snack mindfully by checking out our junk free ideas!
1. Brazil Nuts
These are a new addition to my snack collection, Ben Warren got me onto brazil nuts due to their super high content in selenium. Selenium is a mineral which protects the body against damage by acting as an anti-oxidant. It also helps regulate blood pressure and support our immune systems! By snacking on between 2-5 brazil nuts daily, you'll ensure that you're getting your daily intake of selenium. How easy is that?!
2. Brain Balls
This delicious recipe from Dr Libby is a wonderful source of monounsaturated fats and the essential omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties in the body. They are also great sources of vitamin E and zinc - essential for skin and immune health.
These are the ultimate superfood! Packed full of anti-oxidants due to their beautiful blue colour. Studies have shown that blueberries offer potential protection against cancer, a boost to the immune system and a guard against the liver and brain. Be sure to grab a handful of these goodies today!
4. Kale Chips
These baked bites are super delicious and are really easy to make. Much like potato chips, you can't stop after one. But these are entirely guilt-free and they're super nutritious too!
Check out this recipe from AllRecipes.
5. Hummus and Veggie Sticks
This is another classic recipe from BePure. Hummus is a fridge staple and works great for lots of snack options! I love spreading mine on a dense seeded toast, or enjoying them with some freshly cut veggies!
Check out this hummus recipe from BePure!
Share your favourite snacks with us in the comments below and be sure to give us some feedback on how your Junk Free June is going!
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