Saturday night snack hacks: 16 delicious, healthy ideas to curb takeaway cravings

Keep cravings at bay this weekend with these healthy snack ideas from Shayna Sappington 


Spring has finally sprung, and New Year’s resolutions are forced to stand the test of time.

Starting a savings, frequenting the gym, reading more… whatever your new goals have been, it can be hard to stick to them. For many, myself included, eating healthier has always been a goal that becomes more feasible and needed after a Christmas break chalked full of chocolate bars, celebration boxes, roast dinners and crisps… so many crisps.

But eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to stop snacking, because let’s face it, that’s impossible. In fact, here are 16 healthy snacks that are just as tasty as they are filling.

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On the go

1. Veggies and hummus

Find your favourite hummus and dip away with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes or peppers, filled with healthy fats.

2. Rye crispbreads with ricotta cheese

Packed with fibre, they crunch just like crisps, and with a smooth, creamy cheese on top, you could almost trick yourself…

3. Tuna lettuce wraps

A great way to get leafy greens without limiting yourself to just a salad. Tuna is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, an anti-inflammatory that improves heart health and strengthens immunity. 

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4. Trail mix

Raw nuts, seeds, dried fruit and dark chocolate or popcorn is a delicious and nutritious combo (buy in bulk to save money).

5. Greek yogurt with fruit

Greek yogurt is protein-rich, full of probiotics and boosts your metabolism, ideal for bursts of energy during a long day.

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6. Apple slices or celery sticks with peanut butter

Peanut butter is filled with protein and potassium and pairing it with fruit is an easy alternative.

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7. Caprese avocado toast

Mash one avocado with lemon juice, salt and pepper then spread on toast with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and a balsamic glaze – buonissimo!

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Change it up

8. Honey-garlic cauliflower

Recipe from Delish

9. Bacon avocado fries

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 Recipe from Delish

 

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10.  Sweet potato chips

 Recipe from BBC Good Food

 11. Hard-boiled eggs and asparagus soldiers

 Recipe from Jamie Oliver

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 12. Baked parmesan eggplant fries

 Recipe from SkinnyTaste

 13. Homemade granola bars

 Recipe from Kayla Itsines

 14. Spicy roasted chickpeas

 Recipe from Minimalist Baker

 15. Healthy banana bread

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Recipe from BBC Good Food

 16. Veggie nuggets

 Recipe from Real Mom Nutrition

Photos: Unsplash and Pexels 

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