How to snack smart
For some people, the best way to avoid getting too hungry is to eat every three to four hours. Three small meals with a couple of healthy snacks in between can help manage your blood glucose levels and help you to feel fuller for longer. These snacks are the perfect pick-me-up, and some of them will help you to hit your 5-a-day veggie target too.
1 Crushed pea & mint dip with carrot sticks
Put 70g (1/2 cup) defrosted frozen peas, 1 Tbsp ricotta, juice of half a lemon, 1 Tbsp chopped mint and freshly ground black pepper in the bowl of a small food processor. Cover and process until almost smooth. Serve with 1 carrot, cut into sticks for dipping. Serves 1.
PER SERVE 554kJ, protein 8g, total fat 2g (sat. fat 1g), carbs 14g, fibre 11g, sodium 90mg • Carb exchanges 1 • GI estimate low • Gluten-free
2 Coconut-roasted edamame
Put 70g podded (170g in their pods) edamame, 1/2 tsp olive oil and 2 tsp desiccated coconut in a bowl. Toss to combine. Spread out over a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cook in an oven preheated to 180°C (fan-forced) for 10 minutes or until coconut is golden. Serves 1.
PER SERVE 491kJ, protein 6g, total fat 9g (sat. fat 3g), carbs 2g, fibre 4g, sodium 1mg • Carb exchanges 0 • GI estimate n/a • Gluten-free • Lower carb
3 Chocolate banana ice cream
Blend 1 frozen banana and 1 tsp cocoa powder in a small blender until smooth. Eat immediately! Serves 1.
PER SERVE 403kJ, protein 2g, total fat 1g (sat. fat 0g), carbs 20g, fibre 3g, sodium 5mg • Carb exchanges 1 1/2 • GI estimate low • Gluten-free
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