Prepping for when the sun (finally) comes out for spring means shedding those winter layers and getting back in shape. An easy way to do this is to try to cut out snacking between meals, or if like me, your snacking is your drunk man’s lamp post, simply swap in healthy alternatives. Here’s my top ten healthy – and tasty – snacks to help you get trim for the one week of summer we live in hope will get here soon.
1) Snog Frozen Yogurt
This delicious creamy frozen yogurt in chocolate, mango and green tea flavours, topped with fruit, is not only guilt-free but healthy too, so indulge as much as you want.
2) The Cherry + Pomegranate Yogurt
If you like your yogurt less chilly, you’d be hard pushed to find better than The Collective’s – gorgeous live yogurt with real fruit layers.
3) Firefly Raspberry and Pomegranate On The Go Drink
Feeling thirsty? Grab one of these Firefly thirst-quenchers brimming with fruit juices and botanical extracts.
4) Pret-a-Manger Rock Salt Popcorn
Free from peculiar chemicals, and with ‘more antioxidants the fruit and veg’, popcorn is a hugely tasty alternative to crisps.
5) Rococo Freeze Dried Blackcurrant Pieces
Keep these little ‘cancer preventers’ by your computer at work to munch on for a sugar hit.
6) Eager Drinks Tomato Juice
Enjoy with a dash of worcester sauce, a few drops of tabasco and a pinch of salt and pepper for instant gazpacho in a glass.
7) Pura Vida Living Raw Onion Bread
If you’re a bonafide bread addict like I am, try this healthier ‘raw’ buckwheat alternative.
8) Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate
Chocolate, the darker the better, actually has many associated health benefits. This bountiful bar blends Madagascar vanilla with 85% cacao for an intense chocolate hit.
9) Baruzzo Roasted Cocoa Beans
For those hardcore few, there’s roasted cocoa beans, or ‘cacao nibs’, even more intense than dark chocolate and even healthier.
10) Pulsin’ Energy Bomb
Rather than reaching for an energy drink, reach for a Pulsin’ super healthy energy bomb blending Korean ginseng, Siberian ginseng and guarana for an all-natural kick.